(L-R) Malou Hartmann, IWTP President; Danielle Maas, Luxembourg Ladies Tennis Masters tournament Director; Béatrice Belorgey, BGL BNP Paribas President of the Executive Committee; Yves Nosbusch, Executive Committee Member of BGL BNP Paribas; Credit: BGL BNP Paribas

BGL BNP Paribas and the International Women’s Tennis Promotion (IWTP) have announced they recently extended their partnership for the 2025 and 2026 “Luxembourg Ladies Tennis Masters” events being held at d’Coque sports centre in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

The agreement was co-signed by Béatrice Belorgey, Chair of the Executive Committee of BGL BNP Paribas and Head of the BNP Paribas Group entities in Luxembourg, Yves Nosbusch, BGL BNP Paribas Executive Committee member, Malou Hartmann, IWTP Chair, and Danielle Maas, Director of Luxembourg Ladies Tennis Masters Tournament.

The Luxembourg Ladies Tennis Masters is an invitational tournament for eight internationally renowned players, two of whom have topped the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings at least once in their career.

The IWTP has been organising WTA events since 1996. The list of winners includes star names such as as Anke Huber, Amanda Coetzer, Mary Pierce, Jennifer Capriati, Ana Ivanovic, Elena Dementieva, Roberta Vinci, Victoria Azarenka, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Julia Görges and Jelena Ostapenko. Kim Clijsters earned the title five times: in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005. After the final of Luxembourg’s 25th WTA event in 2021, the IWTP decided to pursue its goals differently. This led to the emergence of the Luxembourg Ladies Tennis Masters; its first edition was held at d’Coque sports centre from 20 to 23 October 2022.

Upon signing the agreement, Béatrice Belorgey welcomed the renewal of this partnership: “Tennis has been part of our Group’s history for more than 50 years. It is a sport that brings people together and conveys good values we share, such as a taste for effort, inclusion, respect, commitment, exchange, perseverance, etc. Through this partnership, we are very happy to support women's tennis in Luxembourg.

Danielle Maas and Malou Hartmann expressed their joy at having been able to count on the backing of BGL BNP Paribas since the very first event, and spoke of a “strong long-term relationship”.