04 - 12 June 2022
Autotron 's-Hertogenbosch

04 - 12 June 2022 | Autotron 's-Hertogenbosch

Libéma Open Stories #7: Kiki Bertens

13/06/20, 18:45

Due to the Corona pandemic Libéma Open 2020 was postponed to 5-13 June 2021. This week, the week the tournament would have taken place at the beautiful grass courts of the Autotron ‘s-Hertogenbosch, we look back at some of the players’ greatest, funniest, most emotional and most successful moments during the tournament.

This time we talk to last year’s finalist Kiki Bertens.

Kiki Bertens has grown into a solid top 10 player in the past few years. She made her WTA debut in 2011. Where? On the grass courts of the Autotron in ’s-Hertogenbosch of course!

For the very first time at the highest level and playing in front of a home crowd on a surface she had never played on before. ‘That, of course, was very exciting,’ says Bertens.

Bertens was first seed last year and was only one point from winning the tournament. She  looks back with proud, but she also feels a bit disappointed that she did not succeed in winning her tenth WTA title in her home country. However, the silver trophy for the runner-up spot has a special place in her house.

After loosing two doubles’ finals and one singles’ final the Dutch number one is eager to win. Will she succeed in 2021?

Watch the video interview with Kiki Bertens.