A British tennis player will perform at the Aegon Nottingham Open this year.

Laura Robson, 22, has been announced as the wildcard for this summer’s event.

Robson, as late as 2013, was world number 27, but a wrist injury hampered her career and is now not even in the top 50.

The 22-year-old said: “I am really looking forward to coming to Nottingham this summer.

“It has been a few years since I last played here and I am really excited to be returning because I remember they have really good courts here.”

The Aegon Nottingham Open, founded in 1971, has been a very good warm-up to the Wimbledon Grand Slam for many years.

After it was discontinued in 2008, the open is back and plays host to two main events; the men and the women’s tournament.

This year, Robson will be joined in Nottingham by the likes of world number one Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki, as they prepare for Wimbledon.

Other British names such as Johanna Konta,  Heather Watson and Naomi Broady will be joining her too.

The tournament organiser, Rebecca James, said “I am delighted to add Laura’s name to the list of British names gracing the courts of Nottingham this summer.

The tournament will take place between June 4-12 and will be an integral part of British grass-court season.

Tickets will cost £5 per person.

More details of which can be found on the tournament’s website at www.lta.org.uk