The top two players in the world are on course to collide at Eastbourne after confirmation from Simona Halep that she will be joining Caroline Wozniacki in the pre-Wimbledon showpiece.

Halep and Wozniacki will head a high-class women's field at the rebranded Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park from June 22 to 30.

The entry of world No.1 Halep alongside Wozniacki, ranked two, raises the prospect of a throwback to 1978, when top pair Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova produced an epic final.

Navratilova saved a match point before winning in three sets and going on to win Wimbledon.

Halep and Wozniacki's rivalry cannot match the 80 meetings between Navratilova and Evert, but they have been involved in some hard-fought battles.

They include a three-set quarter-final at Eastbourne last year and another match that went the distance in this year's Australian Open final, won by Wozniacki to overtake Halep for the No.1 spot in January.

Eastbourne-based British No.1 Johanna Konta has previosuly confirmed her entry to the Nature Valley International, which returns to a combined format this year with the men.