Dear Tennis Fans,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Germany for the exciting inaugural edition of the Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Volkers, which will showcase the world’s best tennis players.

Last season presented significant challenges – to tennis, the sports industry and the world as a whole – and the WTA with everyone is still navigating safely through these unprecedented times.

Whether you are with us here at the magnificent Kurpark or following the event remotely via broadcast or the Tour’s digital platforms, we hope you enjoy the action, entertainment and inspiration the athletes of the WTA provide. It’s because of our loyal fanbase that tennis is the leading global sport for women.

It has required tremendous hard work and collaboration to be able to stage the Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Volkers this year, across sponsors, local suppliers, dedicated tournament staff and volunteers, and I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the team in Bad Homburg and the government of Germany for their ongoing commitment to women’s professional tennis.

As we reach the halfway point of the 2021 season, we remain optimistic that a return to normality in tennis and for the world is on the horizon, and I look forward to continuing the WTA story with you.

Stay safe.


Steve Simon

Chairman & CEO

WTA – Women’s Tennis Association