The WTA 250 tournament in Bad Homburg next week is seen as the final major rehearsal before Wimbledon. Caroline Garcia was supposed to play in Germany but her plans seemed to have changed last minute. When the draw was made, the Frenchwoman’s name was missing. Struggling with her right shoulder, the Lyonnaise, who had already withdrawn from the WTA 500 in Berlin, also pulled out of this tournament. The French player is expected to start her grass season directly at Wimbledon. It’s worth noting that “Caro” reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon in 2017 and 2022.

Two French players will still be in Bad Homburg. The first is Clara Burel. The Breton was unable to win a set in Nottingham and Birmingham where she was defeated in the first round. She will start against Czech player Katerina Siniakova. It’s an opportunity to go for a first set and especially a first victory on grass this year. The second player is Diane Parry, who made it through the qualifiers. She will face Veronika Kudermetova in the first round.

Caroline Wozniacki and Paula Badosa will be present thanks to wild cards. The Dane will have a tough match against Elina Svitolina while the Spaniard will face Arantxa Rus. Badosa could then face Maria Sakkari, the number 1 seed. Players like Ekaterina Alexandrova, Liudmila Samsonova, and Beatriz Haddad Maia will also have legitimate ambitions. Angie Kerber has used her protected ranking to play at home and will start against Diane Shnaider. Bianca Andreescu will face Anna Blinkova.