Bad Homburg, July 01, 2023 – When Katerina Siniakova was rewarded with the unique winner’s trophy of the Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Völkers after a long final day, she was delighted with the fitting song: “You simply the Best,” it resounded over the Spielbank Bad Homburg Centre Court, which was once again sold out with 3,500 spectators.
And it was clear to see how happy the Czech was about her first tournament coup on grass. “I am really proud. This title means a lot to me,” Siniakova said after beating Lucia Bronzetti (Italy), who was also unseeded, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), and enthused about the event with its Wimbledon flair: “I love it here! It’s one of my favorite tournaments, I enjoyed every minute again this time. Every day there were so many spectators in the stands supporting us. It’s very special to play on this Centre Court.”
For the world number one in doubles, who recently returned to the tour after a two-month break due to a wrist sprain, a circle was completed in the Kurpark: In 2021, Siniakova had lost the final of the Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Völkers against tournament ambassador Angelique Kerber. This time she kept a cool head until the end. Which was a special challenge, because due to rain the final had to be interrupted for a good three hours at 2-1 in the second set. After the resumption, the seven-time Grand Slam winner in doubles quickly took a 5:2 lead, but the world number 65 Bronzetti managed the rebreak and the 5:5 equalizer.
Tournament ambassador Angelique Kerber: “The festival atmosphere was impressive”.
After 1:36 hours, Siniakova then benefited from a forehand error by the right-hander from Rimini on her fourth match point. For double Olympic champion Siniakova it was the fourth WTA singles title after her successes in Portoroz (2022), Shenzhen and Bastad (both 2017).
The third edition of the Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Völkers also offered exciting and eventful days. Not only the top players and Grand Slam winners around world number one Iga Swiatek and Bianca Andreescu raved about the unique ambience in the Kurpark. In addition to the numerous sporting highlights, the emotional moments and special moments of this tennis summer festival at a historic site will be remembered. The Spielbank Bad Homburg Centre Court was completely sold out on six of the seven days.
Tournament ambassador Angelique Kerber was also impressed: “I am very proud of what the team has achieved again this year. Everyone put so much heart and soul into the Bad Homburg Open, and you could feel that every day. Our goal was to create a feel-good atmosphere on site for everyone – with Wimbledon flair, boutique character and lots of emotions,” said the three-time Grand Slam winner, adding, “The festival atmosphere in the audience area was something very special and really impressive!”
The extended supporting program for visitors of all ages in the Baloise Park Village, which was once again freely accessible, was very well received.