At the start of a long day of matches, Porsche Team Germany’s Annika Beck, the No. 2 qualifying seed, overcame fellow German Kristina Barrois after a hard-fought encounter 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4. Anna-Lena Friedsam, a Porsche Talent Team Germany member, has also progressed to the second round of qualifying. The 20-year old beat Peruvian Bianca Botto 6-3, 6-2 in the Porsche Arena.
Another player still in contention for a main draw berth at the long-standing Stuttgart tournament is German Mona Barthel. The Porsche Team Germany player downed Hungarian Agnes Bukta 7-6 (2), 6-3 and will now meet compatriot Antonia Lottner. A member of Porsche Talent Team Germany, the 17-year old defeated Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4, 6-4. It means there will definitely be a German in the final round of qualifying for one of the four places in the main draw.
Whilst German Anna Zaja reached the second round after a thrilling 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 win against Frenchwoman Amandine Hesse, two Porsche Talent Team Germany players however failed to advance past the first day. Dinah Pfizenmaier lost her match against Latvian Diana Marcinkevica 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 and Carina Witthöft exited after a 6-3, 6-4 loss against Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic.