Porsche Arena to host the world’s elite
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix attracts the world’s top players year for year to Stuttgart. The 47th edition of the long-established tournament will take place in the city’s Porsche Arena from 13 to 21 April 2024. A Porsche sports car has awaited the winner of the WTA 500 tournament as the main prize ever since 1978.
Having won in 2022 and 2023, the title holder and Porsche Friend Iga Swiatek could make it a hat-trick of successes. The Pole, who topped the world rankings for 75 consecutive weeks, would therefore join the greats Maria Sharapova and Lindsey Davenport on three wins apiece.
In 2023, eight Top 10 players appeared in the Porsche Arena. Consequently, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix has one of the strongest fields in a tournament of its category.
“We aim to treat our audience to the world’s best tennis players,” says Tournament Director Markus Günthardt. Anke Huber, the Operating Tournament Director, adds: “The players always tell us how much they like coming to Stuttgart. I’m therefore very confident that numerous top stars will be competing here once again.”
Sport and entertainment in the programme of side events
With a programme of side events containing a colourful mix of sport and entertainment, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix wants to provide its visitors with a spot of variety away from Centre Court. The goal is for young and old to both have value for money and the world class tournament should once again be an experience for the whole family. For the fans, there are the daily autograph sessions with the stars and exciting “have-a-go-yourself” activities, plus the chance to go shopping in the public village. A cultural highlight will be provided by a Stuttgart Ballet performance. Supported by Porsche, the world-famous company will dance on Centre Court and get the spectators in the mood for the final.
Aces for Charity supports aid projects
The Aces for Charity fundraiser has been an integral part of the event for many years now. Through it, the sports car manufacturer donates money for every ace hit during the tournament week to charity organisations, and therefore support their work. In 2023, the fundraising campaign reflected the “75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars” celebrations. The donation, which Porsche rounded up to 120,000 euro to mark the anniversary, was divided up equally between the “Stiftung Agapedia”, the “Landessportverband Baden-Württemberg” and the Ferry-Porsche-Stiftung. It has gone to funding Ukraine aid projects.
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix begins on Saturday, 13 April with the first round of qualifying. The final will take place on 21 April. In addition to the exceptional atmosphere in the Porsche Arena, fans can watch the tournament year for year multi-medially. The service includes live TV broadcasts and streaming, like on the tournament website’s own Porsche Tennis TV platform. There are also the various Porsche Tennis Grand Prix social media channels.