Paris > Bad Homburg > Wimbledon: On her very personal road to the world’s most important grass court tournament, Iga Swiatek is stopping off in the spa town. The world number one, who won the French Open for the third time just two weeks ago, has been training in Hochtaunus since Tuesday afternoon and is meticulously preparing for her grass court season in ideal conditions.

Swiatek will play her opening match at the Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Völkers (June 24 to July 01, 2023) on Monday (June 26) at 6 p.m. on the Spielbank Bad Homburg Centre Court. Tickets for the premiere of the 22-year-old Polish in the Kurpark are still available.

In addition to Grand Slam champions such as Iga Swiatek, Victoria Azarenka and last year’s finalist Bianca Andreescu, the third edition of the grass-court event will once again feature crowd favorites such as Tatjana Maria, Jule Niemeier and Sabine Lisicki. Niemeier and Lisicki, a 2013 Wimbledon finalist, received wildcards and are in the main draw, which starts with some matches already on Sunday (June 25). Anna-Lena Friedsam will play in the qualifier on Saturday (June 24) for a place in the main draw.

Wimbledon semifinalist Tatjana Maria also returns to Bad Homburg

Tatjana Maria and Jule Niemeier in particular had impressively demonstrated their qualities on grass last year – and at the world’s most important tennis tournament. Maria advanced to the semifinals of the Wimbledon classic after defeating Niemeier in the round of the last eight. Sabine Lisicki had only lost to eventual winner Caroline Garcia in the quarterfinals of Bad Homburg in 2022.

Supporting program and exciting theme days at Baloise Park Village

Not only Iga Swiatek and the German participants are looking forward to the draw on Friday afternoon. Andrea Petkovic will be the lucky lady at the draw ceremony. The former number nine in the world rankings, who ended her active career last year, will ask for her “last dance” on Sunday (June 25). As part of Petko and Friends powered by FERI, the Darmstadt native will say goodbye to her home audience in a show fight with companions and companions. “It will be a cool and wonderful day,” said Petkovic full of anticipation.

Supporting program and exciting theme days at Baloise Park Village

This year’s Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel und Völkers promises plenty of Wimbledon flair and first-class entertainment with summer cinema, live music and public viewing. An overview of the theme days: Kids Day (June 26/Monday), Charity Day (June 27/Tuesday), Clubs Day powered by newkee (June 28/Wednesday) and Afterwork Day powered by Baloise (June 29/Thursday).