The Nuremberg Open is a professional women's tennis tournament which is an International level tournament on the WTA Tour. This tournament is affiliated with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and is currently sponsored by Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe. Hence, it is also known as the Nürnberger Versicherungscup.
The tournament of Nuremberg Open was founded in 2013 which took immediately a week after the major championship of French Open but after that from 2014 onward, the event is scheduled the week before the French Open.
In the inaugural edition of this tournament, Romanian player Simona Halep defeated Andrea Petkovic from Germany by a margin of 6-3, 6-3 in the finals to grab the title in the women's singles category while it was the pair of Raluca Olaru (Romania) and Valeria Solovyeva (Russia) that work the title in the doubles category after they defeated Anna Lena Groenefeld (Germany) and Kveta Peschke (Czech Republic) by a margin of 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), [11-9] in the final clash.
All the matches of the Nuremberg Open will take place at the clay (outdoor) courts of Tennis Club 1. FC Nürnberg which is situated in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany.
A total prize money of US$226,750 has been officially announced that will awarded to the players of different categories according to their finishing spot at the end of the tournament.
Players to Watch Out for
Two players are much anticipated to watch out for in this season which are the seventh seeded Kiki Bertens form Russia and Barbora Krejcikova from Czech Republic.