WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021: Women’s Singles Draw Preview, Analysis and Predictions

The WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021 becomes the latest addition to the WTA Calendar as the 2nd tournament in Germany acting as more practice ahead of Wimbledon 2021.

WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021
WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021

The Bad Homburg Open 2021 will be the latest addition on the WTA tour for the build-up for the Wimbledon 2021 and will take place a week before the Championships begin in England. The tournament will be held in Germany and will be the 2nd Grass tournament in Germany after the WTA Berlin Open 2021.

Tournament Details:

  • TournamentBad Homburg Open 2021
  • Date: June 21-26, 2021
  • Number of Entrants: 28 (Singles), 16 (Doubles)
  • Venue: Bad Homburg, Germany
  • Surface: Grass Court
  • Prize Money: $235,238

Top Seeds at WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021

  • Petra Kvitova
  • Victoria Azarenka
  • Jessica Pegula
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Nadia Podoroska
  • Sorana Cirstea
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo
  • Laura Siegemund

Women’s Singles Draw Analysis and Prediction

Top Half

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

The top quarter is lead by the top-seeded Petra Kvitova and also has the 5th seeded Nadia Podoroska in her company with a potential clash between the two seeds expected in the quarter-finals. Kvitova will face a qualifier who’ll be confirmed later while Nadia will be playing wildcard entrant Mara Gruth with both the seeds expected to win their opening clashes and meet in the quarters.

The 2nd quarter has the likes of 4th seeded Angelique Kerber and 6th seeded Sorana Cirstea. Accompanying them, American teenager Amanda Anisimova is also there who could potentially meet Sorana in the 2nd round. Looking at the other players, it seems that the quarter-final will consist of Kerber and Sorana battling amongst themselves unless there’s an early upset.

Semi-Final Prediction: Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber

Bottom Half

Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula

The bottom half has 2-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka who is the 2nd seed in the tournament. Azarenka is in great form and will come from a semi-final run at the Berlin Open 2021. She may face the 7th seeded Sara Sorribes Tormo who is the other seed in her quarter and can meet her in the quarter-finals looking at the other lesser experienced players.

The remaining two seeds in the half are the 3rd seeded Jessica Pegula and 8th seeded Laura Siegemund. While Pegula remains favourite to win both of her opening rounds, Laura can have a tricky opening clash against Sloane Stephens. However, going by the seeding, Laura will be the favourite to make it till the quarters where she can expect Jessica Pegula to clash with her.

Semi-Final Prediction: Victoria Azarenka vs Jessica Pegula

Semi-Finals

Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber

It will be an interesting semi-final between Kvitova and Kerber who will meet for the 15th time on the tour and 2nd time in 2021. However, it will be their first Grass meeting. While both players familiar with each others game, Kerber will be the favourite for the clash as she has near about the same record as Kvitova on grass but has already played on Grass this season while Kvitova makes her debut.

In the second semi-final, Azarenka and Pegula are expected to clash in their 3rd meeting on the tour with the duo meeting in the quarter-finals of the Berlin Open as well. While Pegula will be seeking a revenge, Azarenka will be the favourite to win the tie and extend her lead over the American given her vast experience on playing on the surface.

Final: Angelique Kerber vs Victoria Azarenka

Final

Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka

In a clash of the veterans, it will be the 12th meeting between the duo with Azarenka leading the head-to-head 10-1. They also met in the 2nd round of the Berlin Open where Azarenka registered her 2nd Grass win over Kerber and will be the favourite again for this title winning clash at the Bad Homburg Open 2021.

Champion: Victoria Azarenka

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