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The Bad Homburg Open is a WTA 500 grass-court tennis tournament that takes place in Bad Homburg, Germany.

Date: 23 - 29 June
Category: WTA 500
Surface: Grass
Location: Bad Homburg, Germany
Venue: TC Bad Homburg
Players: 32 players (WTA Entry List)
Prize Money: $922,573 (Distribution Overview)
Points: 500 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: WTA Draw
Official website: https://badhomburg-open.de/en/home/

The Bad Homburg Open is a women’s German outdoor grass court competition. It was ranked as a WTA 250 event, but it was upgraded to a WTA 500 tournament in 2024, and the competition is held at the TC Bad Homburg venue each season

As the event only started in 2021, it is one of the newer grass court competitions on the WTA calendar. But the competition has roots in 2019 after the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club - organizers of Wimbledon - pledged investment to more warm-up events before the London-based major.

The site of TC Bad Homburg also has historic significance for European tennis. In 1876, the first-ever tennis court in Europe was built in Bad Homburg’s Kurpark. To commemorate the opening of the Bad Homburg Open, the competition’s ambassador, Angelique Kerber, christened the venue in 2020.

To mark the special occasion once again, German player Kerber made history by becoming the first-ever player to win the Bad Homburg Open. In the 2021 event, Kerber defeated Katerina Siniakova in straight sets in the final. In the following seasons, some of the world’s best have competed at the Bad Homburg Open.

French player Caroline Garcia was next to earn her place on the honors board in 2022 after she defeated Canadian Bianca Andreescu. Katerina Siniakova then earned redemption from her 2021 loss as she beat Lucia Bronzetti in the 2023 final.

Also, a 16-pair doubles draw is played at Bad Homburg alongside the singles competition each year. The duo of Darija Jurak and Slovenia Andreja Klepac were the first-ever victors in the women’s doubles event in 2021.

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