British number one Johanna Konta will play in the opening tournament when the WTA Tour restarts in August.
The 2019 French Open semi-finalist joins last year’s Wimbledon champion Simona Halep in the field for the Palermo Ladies’ Open.
The clay-court event, which starts on 3 August, marks the return of top-level tennis after the professional tours were suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Five of the world’s top 20 are playing.
Konta, whose last match was a semi-final defeat by Marie Bouzkova at the Monterrey Open in March, is not competing at this week’s domestic Progress Tour Women’s Championships.
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