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Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart

Dates
21 April - 29 April 2018, Porsche Arena, Stuttgart

Organiser
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft, Stuttgart

Tournament Director
Markus Günthardt

Operating Tournament Director
Anke Huber

Press
Viktoria Wohlrapp
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Sport Communication
Porscheplatz 1
70435 Stuttgart 

Claus-Peter Andorka
C3 Stuttgart Creative Code and Content GmbH
Mobil: +49 (0)172-6911-517
E-Mail: extern.claus-peter.andorka@c3.co

During the tournament Claus-Peter Andorka will be your on-site contact person in the Press Centre in the Porsche Arena.

Competing Players
32 in singles qualifying, 28 in singles main draw, 16 main draw doubles pairs

Tickets
Tickets are available via the Easy Ticket service – either by phone on +49 711-2555-555 or the Internet at www.easyticket.de and and from all the reputed ticket agencies.

Main Prize
The singles winner will receive the prize money and the prize car.

Status Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is a WTA Premier Event tournament. It is the highest tournament category after the four Grand Slams in Melbourne, Paris, Wimbledon and New York. In the recent past, the players voted it as their favourite tournament worldwide in its category in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Porsche Press Database
The database provides texts, tournament updates, background information and images free of charge.
http://presse.porsche.de/tennis

A Look Back

2017 finals single
Laura Siegemund (GER) - Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-1 2-6 7-6(5)

2017 finals doubles
Abigail Spears (USA) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) - Raquel Atawo (USA) / Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 4-6 4-6

Spectators in 2017
39,000 spectators experienced the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix live in the Porsche Arena.

First Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
First played in 1978, it is therefore Europe’s oldest women’s indoor tournament. The first winner was the American Tracy Austin, who went on to win the next three Grand Prix.

The Most Successful
Martina Navratilova (USA), six wins; Tracy Austin (USA) and Martina Hingis (SUI), four wins each; Lindsay Davenport (USA) and Maria Sharapova (RUS) three wins; Anke Huber (GER), Kim Clijsters (BEL) and Justine Henin (BEL) two wins each.

Men’s Grand Prix
The only Porsche Tennis Grand Prix for men was held in 1979. Two Porsche Grand Prix took place in that year. For the record: the Pole Wojtek Fibak beat the Argentine Guillermo Vilas in the final and won a Porsche 928.

Internet
porsche-tennis.de
facebook.com/PorscheTennisGrandPrix
youtube.de/porschetennis
twitter.com/PorscheTennis
instagram.com/porschetennis

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