German star Angelique Kerber will be the tournament director for new grass court tournament in Bad Homburg. Kerber won Wimbledon in 2018, and is very familiar with the surface.
Kerber is the driving force behind the tournament that will take place from June 21-27, 2020 a week before Wimbledon. Bad Homburg will have a total prize money of $275,000.
“When I do something, I want to do it right,” she says. “Then I would also like to bring my heart into it. Of course that takes time and you no longer just have tennis in your head, you also have other conversations that you have, you have to be creative, you have to think about which partners to add, you have to ask who fits our concept, to this tournament. It all takes time, but it’s not wasted time. We are building something up and will get bigger, better and more experienced every year. ”You only really get to know how much work that is,“ if you deal with it yourself. We’re starting from scratch. There’s so much work in the background”.
Kerber, who is the best German tennis player in recent years will have her hands full running a tournament, instead of just playing in one.