The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix today went on tour before the day’s most exciting action got underway on Centre Court when superstars Maria Sharapova and Andre Agassi played an exclusive show match in front of the Porsche Museum at the company headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. It was a present from Porsche AG to all the fans unable to watch the ten-nis this week in the Porsche Arena.
In beautiful spring weather, spectators packed the surrounds of the court specially built for the Porsche Brand Ambassador to hit some balls with the husband of Steffi Graf. The day previous, the American had enraptured the audience in the Porsche Arena when defeating Thomas Muster in the Berenberg Classics Duel of Legends.
A part of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix programme, the thrill-a-minute encounter produced the wisecrack of the day when a visibly sweaty Thomas Muster said, “If I had a practice partner like Steffi at home then I’d also be in better shape.” This time around it was Andre Agassi that brought smiles to the spectators’ faces. Looking at his attractive opponent ahead of his first serve, he commented dryly, “My coaches were always preaching that I should watch the ball – but it’s very difficult today.”
For all information about yesterday's matches at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, please see the official press release (Download, left column).