By winning the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the 26-year old Czech received, alongside the prize money and world ranking points, a 718 Boxster GTS as the main prize. In the high-class and thrilling final at the long-standing Stuttgart tournament on Sunday, she defeated the impressive Coco Vandeweghe 7-6 (2), 6-4 in front of capacity 4,500 crowd in the once again sold-out Porsche Arena.
On the final day of an exhausting working week in Stuttgart, Karolina Pliskova and Coco Vandeweghe once again gave everything they had. The evenly-matched first set was sewn up by the world No. 6 on a tiebreak. After going a break and then 5-2 down in the second, it seemed as if the match was virtually over but Coco Vandeweghe dug deep in an effort to ward off defeat. She fought her way back to 5-4 but then Karolina Pliskova, whose three-set quarterfinal match against the French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko lasted until past midnight, had no desire to put in any more overtime and wrapped up the match and her tenth career WTA title with her first match point after one hour 56 minutes.
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Summary Day 8
Premiere for Coco Vandeweghe and Karolina Pliskova: the American and Czech will on Sunday contest the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix for the first time. In front a 4,500 crowd in the once again sold-out Porsche Arena, Coco Vandeweghe was a comfortable 6-4, 6-2 winner against the Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia. Karolina Pliskova also ended the sensational winning streak of the Estonian Anett Kontaveit at the 41st edition of the long-established Stuttgart tournament by exactly the same score.
Clay is by no means Coco Vandeweghe’s preferred surface which makes it all the more surprising that she has progressed such a long way at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. In posting wins against the US Open winner Sloane Stephens, the world No. 1 Simona Halep and now Caroline Garcia in the semifinals on Saturday, she has been the nemesis of three Top 10 players in the Porsche Arena, but not only as she also ended Laura Siegemund’s hopes of a successful title defence. Such a winning streak is a real confidence booster. Against Caroline Garcia, the world No. 7 from Lyon, who knocked superstar Maria Sharapova out of her favourite tournament in the first round, Coco Vandeweghe went on the attack right from the moment play started – and clinched victory with her first match point after only 74 minutes.
Vandeweghe's first semifinal
The ease with which she won her first semifinal at the long-established Stuttgart tournament led immediately afterwards to the question as to whether it really had been so easy as it had looked. “No, no, Caroline was a very tough opponent,” said Coco Vandeweghe, “I’m so surprised to have reached a final on clay.” The world No. 16 however does not feel the unexpected premiere will put her any undue pressure, “I’m not really thinking about things too much. Here it’s a bit like California back home on the beach. I just want to enjoy my time on court and drive off in the great car tomorrow.” Should she succeed, she will be the first ever American winner in the Porsche Arena. Her countrywoman Lindsay Davenport, the winner of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in 2001, 2004 and 2005, celebrated her victories in Filderstadt.
Like the New Yorker Coco Vandeweghe, Karolina Pliskova encountered few difficulties in keeping her chances of a maiden title in Stuttgart alive. The current world No. 6, who last weekend dashed Porsche Team Germany’s dreams of a Fed Cup final place when playing for the Czech Republic in the Porsche Arena, ended Anett Kontaveit’s impressive streak of wins. The surprise package of the tournament, the outsider from Estonian thrilled the Stuttgart audience throughout the week with her resolute game and performances. Ranked No. 31 in the world, she had shown little respect to top players like last year’s runner-up Kristina Mladenovic, but she was no match for Karolina Pliskova who did not drop a single point on her serve in the second set.
“It’s going to be a close match”
The strong-serving Czech, who was on court until past midnight in her quarterfinal match against Jelena Ostapenko, was happy at reaching the final – but she wasn’t satisfied with her game. “I was still tired and made too many errors at the start,” she said. “It was only at the end of the first set that I dug deep and found my game. For me, I was a bit out of sorts but It’s important that I can win such matches.” A preview of the final? “It’s going to be a close match. Coco has played many good matches and appears to be very self-confident. A good serve will be the key.”
The prospects should not cause her to lose any sleep before the final. This season she has already hit 160 aces, more than any other player. Additionally, she played and beat Coco Vandeweghe 7-6(2), 6-4 last year at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix – but that was in the second round. Finals are normally completely different affairs.
The doubles final at the 41st Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will include Porsche Team Germany’s Anna-Lena Gröenefeld. She and her partner Raquel Atawo (USA) will play Nicole Melichar (USA) and Kveta Peschke (Czech Republic).
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Summary Day 7
It was a long day at the 41st edition of the long-standing Stuttgart tournament as three of the four matches went to three sets. The big surprise was the exit of Simona Halep (Romania), the world number one and winner of the 2017 Porsche Race to Singapore.
The quarterfinals have whetted the appetite for more: in Friday’s first match Coco Vandeweghe secured a berth in the penultimate round in front of 4,500 spectators. Having already halted the defending champion and local hero Laura Siegemund in the race for the title and the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS, the American also ended Simona Halep’s title dreams. Against the Romanian, the world No. 16 played impressively from start to finish when winning in two straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. It’s always something special when you beat a world number 1, no matter what stage it is, what venue,” she said afterwards. “It’d be great if everything continues in the same vein. Clay is not exactly my favourite surface but let’s see if I can drive off with the fantastic car on Sunday.”
However, she first has to once again play above herself and beat Caroline Garcia in the opening singles on Saturday. The Frenchwoman’s meeting with Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) proved to be the tense affair everybody expected. Both produced top quality tennis over long periods before Caroline Garcia eventually wrapped up the three-set 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2 win after two hours and 16 minutes. The world No. 7 from Lyon profited from her powerful serve, so much so that she hit three aces alone in her first service game. Not only that, she also closed the match out with an unreturnable delivery. Loud cheers rained down from the stands both for her performance and for the victory dance she performed when celebrating her first win of the year against a Top 10 player.
“I stayed positive all the way through. Even if I made a mistake on a particular shot, I didn’t hold back on playing the same shot at the next opportunity. Everybody makes mistakes, nobody’s perfect. You’ll only be successful if you try something out and have no fear of making mistakes,” said the winner who has moved into the round of the last four for the first time this year. The foundation to her week’s work came with the first-round win against superstar Maria Sharapova: “They’re the moments for which you play tennis for. The win has given me lots of confidence.”
In the two hours and 55-minute duel between the outsiders, Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) progressed for the first time to the last four in Stuttgart with a 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-4 win against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia). She will now face Karolina Pliskova. The world No. 6 from the Czech Republic defeated the French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) in a top class and enthralling three-set victory - 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 - that lasted beyond midnight.
“Every player has to give 100 per cent”
“The match was decided in the mind,” said Karolina Pliskova. “I’m so happy and relieved to have reached my first semifinal in Stuttgart. Now I want to go all the way to the final but it’s not going to be any easier.” Just how difficult it is to assert oneself against the tough opposition at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is something Caroline Garcia knows only too well. “The tournament is one in which every player has to give 100 per cent in every match if they want to win,” said Caroline Garcia when looking forward to Saturday’s clash with Coco Vandeweghe. The New Yorker, who was given a Top 20 wild card by the tournament organisers after her manager missed the deadline, acted the cool blonde when previewing the upcoming semifinal. “It’ll be a new match on a new day. We’ll see what happens.”
The only German in the penultimate round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is Anna-Lena Grönefeld. Paired with American Raquel Atawo, the Porsche Team Germany player will take on the top-seeded Andreja Klepac (Slovenia) and María José Martínez Sánchez (Spain).
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Summary Day 6
None of the former Stuttgart winners will be involved in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix quarterfinals on Friday. After Julia Görges and Maria Sharapova departed the tournament in the first round, the 41st edition of the long-standing Stuttgart tournament also ended early for Laura Siegemund and Angelique Kerber. “I’m sad and disappointed. I tried everything, wanted to fight because this tournament with its magnificent crowd is very dear to me. But it just wasn’t to be,” said Angelique Kerber after her match on Thursday against the Estonian Anett Kontaveit. After losing the first set to love, she was forced to retire when 2-0 down in the second. “Though I had a niggle in my thigh over the past few days, after my bad start in the Fed Cup loss, I so hoped that this week in Stuttgart would end on a high note. But it’s unfortunately not going to happen.” Another player unable to finish her match was the Spaniard Garbine Muguruza. After losing the first set 7-5, the Wimbledon champion was unable to continue after suffering a lower back injury.
For Laura Siegemund, the second round in the Porsche Arena was a case of played well but defeated. The local hero’s dream of a successful title defence came to an end in her match against the American Coco Vandeweghe (USA). She once again thrilled the crowd with her passionate style of play. Even the loss of the first set did nothing to unsettle her. Quite the opposite as the Porsche Team Germany player fought back to win the second. Loudly backed by the excited crowd, she came close to advancing to the quarterfinals but was eventually beaten 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 by the world No. 16, who had eliminated US Open champion Sloane Stephens in the previous round.
Marta Kostyuk, the highly talented 15-year old from Ukraine once again excited the Stuttgart spectators with enthralling tennis. Against Caroline Garcia, she made life hard for her French opponent before losing narrowly 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.
Two other Top 10 players also progressed at the expense of qualifiers to join the world No. 1 Simona Halep in the quarterfinals. Karolina Pliskova, the world No. 6 from the Czech Republic, lived up to her status as the favourite by beating the Russian Veronika Kudermetova 7-6(4), 6-3. Another favourite to progress was the world No. 5 Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia after registering her first ever main draw singles win at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix when defeating Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-3, 6-0.
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Summary Day 5
Angelique Kerber has started her Porsche Tennis Grand Prix campaign in impressive style. The Porsche Brand Ambassador won her opening match 6-3, 6-2 against the Czech Petra Kvitova in front of a 4,400 crowd in the Porsche Arena on Wednesday. It was sweet revenge for her bitter Fed Cup defeat on Sunday. Another player to progress to the next round was the top-seeded Romanian Simona Halep. The world No. 1 and winner of the 2017 Porsche Race to Singapore came through at the expense of the Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
The longest match of the tournament so far
The spectators were however forced to wait a while for Angelique Kerber to appear for her opening match – but it was an entertaining wait. Before the two-time Stuttgart winner could get to work on Centre Court, Kristina Mladenovic and Anett Kontaveit went head-to-head in a thrilling marathon match lasting three hours nine minutes, the longest of the tournament so far. Last year’s runner-up from France and the favourite for the win, took the first set 7-5 and was twice one point away from sewing up the match in straight sets. But it was not to be as Anett Kontaveit battled hard to claw her way back. The Estonian, who lost to Maria Sharapova in the Stuttgart quarterfinals in 2017, then won both the second and third sets on a tiebreak and could hardly believe her luck. “It was a very intensive match,” she said. “It’s so nice being back in Stuttgart. You automatically play your best tennis in such an atmosphere.”
The day’s first singles encounter was not much shorter as Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) needed three sets – 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 – to down the American Madison Keys who was making her debut in Stuttgart. The US Open champion Sloane Stephens however exited the tournament relatively unspectacularly. Not showing anything like the qualities that landed her a first Grand Slam title in New York last summer, she lost 6-1, 6-0 against her countrywoman Coco Vandeweghe. Everything was over in only 56 minutes and the world No. 16, who was given a Top 20 wild card, was comfortably through to the next round.
Marta Kostyuk, the highly-talented 15-year old from Ukraine, was joined in the second round by two other qualifiers. The world No. 193 Veronika Kudermetova (Russia) knocked-out the Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro, who is ranked 168 positions higher, 7-6(5), 6-2. And the Kazakh Zarina Diyas was an easy 6-2,6-3 winner against lucky loser Carina Witthöft (Germany).
In the doubles, Porsche Team Germany’s Anna-Lena Grönefeld has progressed to the second round. Together with her American partner and title-holder Raquel Atawo, she beat the Australian-Ukranian duo of Monique Adamczak/Lyudmyla Kichenok 7-6, 3-6, 1-0 (1). No longer in the tournament is the Porsche Talent Team Germany pairing of Lena Rüffer und Antonia Lottner. They lost 7-6 (2), 2-6, 1-0 (2) to title-holder Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) and the Ukrainian Olga Savchuk an.
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Summary Day 4
The crowd were happy for Caroline Garcia who narrowly won the day’s best match and were sad that it was Maria Sharapova of all people that the Frenchwoman beat. Julia Görges, one of the favourites for the tournament win, however fell unexpectedly at the first hurdle whilst Laura Siegemund advanced to the second round on her comeback on the big tennis stage.
In the second round on Thursday, Caroline Garcia will face 15-year old Marta Kostyuk, the youngest player in the tournament. The top talent from the Ukraine overcame the tenacious Antonia Lottner from Porsche Talent Team Germany 6-4, 6-1. Turning her attentions to her next opponent, her eyes lit up. “Sure, I’d have loved to have played Maria but as a Top 10 player, Caroline is also a great challenge.”
Julia Görges surprisingly downed
Marta Kostyuk lives to play another day but Julia Görges’ journey came to an end in the first match of the evening. After enjoying the adulation of the excited crowd after her magnificent win against Karolina Pliskova in the Fed Cup on Sunday and then going on to win the Turkish Airlines Tiebreak on Monday, there was little left in the tank on Tuesday for her match against the Czech qualifier Marketa Vondrousova. The 2011 Stuttgart winner was defeated 6-2, 6-2 but was not going to search for excuses. “I’ve gone through a few days that were high on emotions and I wouldn’t want to miss any of them. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay energised and take it into the match. I’m now just shattered. One of those days. The world won’t come to an end because of it.” Karolina Pliskova, her Fed Cup opponent on Sunday, did better when showing her A game to beat the Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-2, 6-2.
Laura Siegemund also progressed comfortably to the second round. The local hero and title-holder, who only recently returned to the WTA Tour after a long injury break, beat the Czech Barbora Strycova in two straight sets 6-4, 6-3. Her next opponent will definitely be an American – either the US Open winner Sloane Stephens or Coco Vandeweghe. After her opening win, Laura Siegemund first of all savoured the moment.
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Summary Day 3
In the final of the attractive competition contested by six top players, the Porsche Brand Ambassador overcame Angelique Kerber to secure 1,000,000 bonus miles from Turkish Airlines. Another player with a reason to be happy was Carina Witthöft. Though she was unable to win her qualifying final, the luck of the draw helped the German to nevertheless fulfil her dream of a main draw ticket as a Lucky Loser.
In her match on Centre Court in the Porsche Arena, Carina Witthöft lost the battle for a main draw berth at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. The world No. 56 was defeated 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in her qualifying final by the Czech Marketa Vondrousova. However, when a Lucky Loser was drawn in the referee’s office after Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) had to withdraw, the Porsche Team Germany player had luck on her side to become the fifth German to take up a place in the main draw of the long-standing Stuttgart tournament. Her opponent in the first round on Wednesday will be the qualifier Zarina Diyas from Kazakhstan. Earlier on there was a major upset in qualifying when Marta Kostyuk beat the top-seeded Frenchwoman Französin Alizé Cornet 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Aged 15 years and ten months, the Ukrainian hit the headlines at the start of the season in the Australian Open by reaching the third round. She is one of the youngest players in the history of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume with Angelique Kerber, Kristina Mladenovic, Coco Vandeweghe, Julia Görges, Laura Siegemund, Caroline Garcia
The first main draw match was played on Monday evening. It produced a 6-2, 6-2 win for Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova against the Russian Daria Kasatkina. In the second round, she will meet the top-seeded Simona Halep, the current world No. 1.
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Summary Day 2
Stuttgart was again the capital of tennis Germany on Sunday. Despite the beautiful summer weather, approximately 6,700 spectators swarmed into the Porsche Arena for the Fed Cup and the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle where the second round of qualifying at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix was taking place. Though Porsche Team Germany had to give up their dream of a berth in the Fed Cup final, Carina Witthöft won her match against local hero Anna Zaja. The German is now only one victory away from reaching the main draw of the 41st Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. She will now meet the Czech Marketa Vondrousova on Monday for one of the last four main draw tickets.
After advancing to the second round with some good performances, things did not go quite so well for the Porsche Talent Team Germany players. Lena Rüffer lost to the American Varvara Lepchenko 6-4, 6-1 and Anna Garbic went down 6-3, 6-1 to the strong Top 50 player Zarina Diyas from Kazakhstan. Varvara Lepchenko will now face the Russian Veronika Kudermetova in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle at 11:30 on Monday. Zarina Diyas will be in action immediately afterwards against Kaia Kanepi from Estonia. Top-seeded Alizé Cornet (France) will take on the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk in the first match in the Porsche Arena before Carina Witthöft attempts to take her chance and advance to the final.
Fed Cup: no miracle in Stuttgart
Porsche Team Germany has missed out on securing a second Fed Cup final appearance since 2014. In the 4-1 loss against the Czech Republic, Julia Görges performed impressively to post the only point for Germany when beating Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-2. Angelique Kerber on the other hand was also defeated in her second match – 6-2, 6-2 against Petra Kvitova. The wait to gain revenge however is only a short one as she will play the two-time Wimbledon champion in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Turkish Airlines Tiebreak: millions at stake
The first day of main draw matches at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix has an attractive premiere in store for spectators. Beginning in the evening at 6.30, the Turkish Airlines Tiebreak will be contested by six top stars on Centre Court in the Porsche Arena The round-robin tournament will be split into two groups and each player will play a champions tiebreak against each other. Group A: Caroline Garcia, Julia Görges, Laura Siegemund. Group B: Angelique Kerber, Kristina Mladenovic, Coco Vandeweghe. The group winners will go through to the final where 1,000,000 bonus miles from Turkish Airlines are at stake.
Time for some qualifying #R2 results! ✍️— Porsche Tennis (@PorscheTennis) 22. April 2018
V. Kudermetova vs. S. Hsieh 6-3, 6-3
V. Lepchenko vs. L. Rueffer 6-4, 6-1
Z. Diyas vs. Anna Gabric 6-3, 6-1
M. Vondrousova vs. O. Dodin 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
Congratulations to all winners! 👏#PTGP2018 #porschetennis #Qualifying pic.twitter.com/O8cQrjnz50
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Summary Day 1
The Stuttgart tennis week full of superlatives got underway in front of a capacity 4,500 crowd in the Porsche Arena on Saturday. The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix began in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle with the first-round matches in qualifying. Lena Rueffer from Porsche Talent Team Germany faced the Spaniard Paula Badosa Gibert and eventually came on top 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. Teammate Anna Gabric however only required two sets to beat the Hungarian Fanny Stollar 7-5, 7-6(4). Katharina Gerlach, a member of Porsche Talent Team Germany, was defeated by Su-Wei Hsieh (Chinese Taipei). In the all-German duel between Anna Zaja and Katharina Hobgarski, the former advanced to the next round after a 6-4, 6-4 win. Porsche Team Germany’s Carina Witthöft overcame the Slovakian Michaela Honcova 6-0, 6-1. Julia Middendorf from Porsche Junior Team put on a brave show in her debut on the big tennis stage but lost 6-1, 6-2 to Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk. German Tamara Korpatsch also failed to progress after suffering a 6-1, 7-6 (5) loss to Conny Perrin (Switzerland).
Fed Cup – Porsche Team Germany not giving up
In the Fed Cup semifinal, Porsche Team Germany is 2-0 in arrears after the first day of their tie against the Czech Republic. Julia Görges lost her opening match 6-3, 6-2 against Petra Kvitova whilst Angelique Kerber went down 7-5, 6-3 against Karolina Pliskova. The two-time winner of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix however has no thoughts of giving up saying, “We’re still in with a chance, perhaps tomorrow will be a good day for us.”
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Preview of the tournament
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will this year offer its audience a quite special champions’ reunion – with Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber, Julia Görges and Laura Siegemund in the main draw, it means four former Stuttgart winners will be appearing in the Porsche Arena. In the 41st edition of the long-standing tournament, eight Top 10 players and a total of 16 from the Top 20 will be competing for a Porsche 718 Boxster GTS as the main prize. The final will be played on April 29.
Headed by the current world No. 1 Simona Halep as the top seed, the world class field brings a whiff of a Grand Slam atmosphere to the Porsche-Arena. Other top 10 stars alongside the Romanian, the winner of the 2017 Porsche Race to Singapore, are Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza (Spain/No. 3), Elina Svitolina (Ukraine/No. 4), French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia/No. 5), Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic/No. 6), Caroline Garcia (France/No. 7), US Open winner Sloane Stephens (USA/No. 9) and Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic/No. 10). They will be joined by eight Top 20 players including the strong Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, who lost last year’s final after a tough three-setter against Laura Siegemund, plus the Americans Coco Vandeweghe and Madison Keys, the 2017 US Open finalist.
“This year, we will again be able to offer our spectators many exceptional tennis moments,” said Tournament Director Markus Günthardt. “Such a strong field is a dream. Especially pleasing is that so many Top 20 will be coming here. It promises exciting and hard-fought matches straight away in the first round.”
Four Germans definitely in the main draw
As the current world No. 11, Julia Görges has never been ranked higher in her career. The 2011 Stuttgart winner and Angelique Kerber, who claimed the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in 2015 and 2016, are however not the only Germans in the main draw. Title-holder Laura Siegemund has been given a wild card as has Antonia Lottner from Porsche Talent Team Germany. In the high class qualifying tournament, Carina Witthöft and Andrea Petkovic will be battling for one of the last four main draw berths. Qualifying would be an attractive tournament in itself. With the Frenchwoman Alizé Cornet and Zarina Diyas from Kazakhstan in the line-up, two Top 50 players will head the seedings. Thanks to a wild card, Katharina Gerlach, Katharina Hobgarski and Lena Rüffer from Porsche Talent Team Germany plus Julia Middendorf from Porsche Junior Team can put themselves to the test against world class players in qualifying and, in doing so, gain valuable experience.
The main draw entry list
Name Nation Ranking *
Simona Halep (ROU) 1
Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 3
Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5
Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6
Caroline Garcia (FRA) 7
Petra Kvitova (CZE) 9
Angelique Kerber (GER) 10
Julia Görges (GER) 12
Sloane Stephens (USA) 13
Madison Keys (USA) 14
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 15
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 17
Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 19
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 20
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 23
Barbora Strycova (CZE) 25
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 27
Anett Kontaveit (EST) 28
Kiki Bertens (NED) 29
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 16 ***
Laura Siegemund (GER) 32 **
Maria Sharapova (RUS) 41 ***
Antonia Lottner (GER) 150 **
They will be joined by four players that can book a place in the main draw via qualifying. The four top seeds all have a first round bye.
* as of entry deadline ** Wildcard *** Top 20 Wildcard
Live broadcasts from the Porsche-Arena
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will be televised live from Monday, 23 April to Sunday, 29 April by Eurosport and the regional SWR channel as well as DAZN, the streaming service. The respective latest broadcasting times can be found at www.porsche-tennis.de.
Tickets for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix are available from Easy Ticket Service by telephoning + 49 711 255 55 55 or in the Internet at www.easyticket.de.
718 Boxster GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.0 – 8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 205 – 186 g/km