The red clay of the tennis courts at the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies is in sharp contrast
to the green of the surrounding forests and the white of the Alps mountain range.
Among the WTA stars who collected their first career titles at Bad Gastein are Francesca Schiavone, who captured the inaugural event in 2007, 2009 champion Andrea Petkovic and winner of 2010 Julia Goerges. Two Austrians - Yvonne Meusburger in 2007 and Patricia Mayr-Achleitner in 2011 - have been runners-up here but none have taken the title in their home country as of yet. >>>