German Open (WTA)
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German Open WTA
Grass Court Championships Berlin
2021 WTA German Open
Tournament information
Founded1896-2008; 2021-present
LocationHamburg (1894-1978)
West Berlin (1979-1990)
Berlin (1991-2008, 2021-)
VenueAm Rothenbaum
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club (1979-2008, 2021-)
CategoryTier I (1988-2008)
WTA 500 (2021-)
SurfaceClay / outdoor (until 2008)
Grass / outdoor (2021-)
Draw28M / 24Q / 16D
Prize money$565,538 (2021)
Current champions (2021)
Women's singlesRussia Liudmila Samsonova
Women's doublesBelarus Victoria Azarenka
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka

The German Open (currently known as the Grass Court Championships Berlin or bett1open) is a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women played in West Berlin, West Germany (until 1990), then Berlin, Germany from 1991 to 2008 following reunification. Held since 1896, it was one of the oldest tournaments for women. Until 1978 the tournament was held in Hamburg together with the men's tournament. From 1988, it was classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I tournament.

After an absence of more than a decade, the tournament was announced to return to the WTA calendar for the 2020 season. However, the event was cancelled in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it would be due to return in 2021. The new event is classified as a Premier-level tournament and serve as a warm-up event towards the Wimbledon Championships, having switched its surface from clay to grass.[1][2]


The former logo, used between 2005-08.

Past champions of the tournament include former world number ones Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Justine Henin, Ana Ivanovic and Dinara Safina.

Tournament names:

  • 1971-1979: German Open
  • 1980: No tournament
  • 1981-1988: German Open
  • 1989-1990: Lufthansa Cup
  • 1991-1992: Lufthansa Cup German Open
  • 1993-2000: German Open
  • 2001-2002: Eurocard German Open
  • 2003: MasterCard German Open
  • 2004: Ladies German Open
  • 2005: Qatar Total German Open
  • 2006-2008: Qatar Telecom German Open
  • 2021-present: bett1open

Past finals



See also


  1. ^ "Former Wimbledon champion to headline brand-new WTA Premier event in." 26 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Cancellation of bett1open 2020". Berlin Open. 1 April 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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