This year's Stuttgart Open (or as they call it nowadays, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix) will be the 39th edition in tournament history. The reigning champion is the German Angelique Kerber who although lost in the last two big tournaments (WTA BNP Paribas Open, Miami Open) is still having a wonderful year.
Having won her maiden Grand Slam trophy, she made an enormous jump in the world ranking, making the top 2 for the first time in her career. Despite being that high in the ranking (she is currently 3rd in the world), she'll still not be the highest seed in this tournament, as this honor will go to world number 2 Agnieszka Radwanska. The total prize money will stand at an impressive $759,900, making the Stuttgart Open the most lucrative WTA event of the week. The top 8 seed will go the following: Radwanska and Kerber will be followed by world number four Garbine Muguruza, world number six Simona Halep, world number seven Petra Kvitova, world number right Roberta Vinci, world number 11 Carla Suarez Navarro and world number 15 Lucie Safarova.
Several of these players have winning experience on the WTA Tour, but the biggest favorites to go all the way will be Radwanska and Kerber, and a final between the two would not be the least shocking.
Posted: 20th April 2015
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is an annual outdoor clay court tournament held in Stuttgart, Germany. The 2015 event will be the 38th edition with a total prize money of $731,000 which makes the tourney one of the more lucrative WTA Tournaments. The reigning champion of the event is Maria Sharapova who will return to try to defend her title.
If we take a look at the past winners, we can see that the tourney has been dominated by great champions. Most of the 37 past champions has also been Grand Slam winners, in fact the vast majority of them won multiple majors. That list actually contains the name of some truly great players. The only exceptions (non-slam winners) were Catarina Lindqvist (’84 champion), Pam Shriver (’85 champion), Mary Joe Fernandez (1990 champion), Anke Huber (1991 ad 1994 champion), Sandrine Testud (1998 champion), Nadia Petrova (2006 champion), Jelena Jankovic (2008 champion) and Julia Goerges (2011 champion).
This means that the organizers has crowned a former or future Grand Slam winner on 28 occasions out of the 37. Out of the last 16 tourneys alone, a Grand Slam winner emerged victorious on 13 occasions. Sharapova is not just the defending champion by the way, she actually won the last three events. She will be the overwhelming favorite this week as well.
Posted: 21st April 2014
Get ready for the all-time famous and popular professional tennis tournament, 2014 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. It is this year 34th edition of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix that is being played under the banner of WTA.
It is a tournament played on the indoor clay courts at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany starting from 21st April and ending on 27th April, 2014. The tournament has now become the trademark for Germany and has continued to be successful for last many years. The tournament has able to gain such importance by becoming a pioneer tournament that makes sure the presence of all the world famous and professional tennis stars. Women tennis stars have practiced hard for this tournament and hence are highly motivated to perform well and win the title. Despite the hard work of every player only one will get the title of being champion so some of the finest and close end matches are expected to be played in the coming week.
Last year Maria Sharapova of Russia was able to win over her opponents to be crowned as the champion. This year too she is hoping to defend her title and also to win the handsome prize money of $710,000 .
Posted: 23rd April 2012
The WTA Tour will be holding the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix this week, starting on the 23rd of April. This a Premier Level, played indoors on red clay for $740,000. It has a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. It will be held in Stuttgart,Germany and starts on April 23rd. After that, Fez, Morocco will host the Grand Prix de SAR la Princesse Lalla Meryem, starting the 23rd of April as well, and played outdoors on red clay. After that, the ATP World Tour will be in Estoril, Portugal, and will start on the 30th of April.
This tournament was first played in 1978 and is the oldest women's tournament in Europe. The surface changed to red clay in 2009. The top seed for this tennis event is Victoria Azarenka, with Maria Sharapova coming in second. Petra Kvitova is the third seed for this touranemtn, and then fourth and fifth are Caroline Wozniacki and Agmoeszla Radwamlsa. Samantha Stosur. Marion Bartoli and Na Lil are the last three seeds. You can watch live tennis just like this tournament online when you sign up at the links that are on this page.
Posted: 18th April 2011
The WTA Tour goes to Stuttgart, Germany this week, held on the same dates as the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, which will be held in Fes, Morocco on red clay outdoors. Also, the series will travel to Barcelona, Spain for the Barcelona Ladies Open, which is another clay tournament, international level that will start on April 25th. If you want to watch tennis live then get your membership at the links on this page and sign up for access to our member's area where you can watch high quality tennis action from your computer.
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is the tournament held in Stuttgart, Germany this week. It will start on April 18th and last until the 24th. This Premier Level event is an indoors clay tournament with a purse of $721,000 and a singles draw of 28 with a doubles draw of 16. This event will feature a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet for the winner of the tournament, and the history of this event goes back to 1978, and is the oldest indoor women's tournament in Europe. The venue is the Porsche Arena, and last year, Justine Henin took home the Grand Prize but will not be attending in 2011 as she has retired.
Here are the current singles standings for the ladies of the WTA. Caroline Wozniacki leads right now, and she hails from Denmark. In the second slot is Kim Clijsters, with Russia's Vera Zonareva in third. Victoria Azarenka is fourth in the standings and Na Li who is from China takes fifth. Sixth and seventh are Marion Bartoli from France and Russia's Maria Sharapova. Click on the banners on this page and get your membership for access to live streaming video from your computer of this event and streaming tennis in high quality all year long.
Posted: 30th April 2010
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is the next tournament on the WTA Calendar, and it starts on April 26th. The tournament features a purse of $700,000 and a singles draw of 30 as well as a doubles draw of 16, a premier level tournament held in Stuttgart, Germany. This tournament will be played indoors on red clay. You can watch all of the WTA events you want as well as ATP events or other professional tennis tournaments, in high quality video. Click on the banners on this page to sign up for your membership, to watch right from your computer.
Last year's WTA Stuttgart tournament was won by Svetlana Kuznetsova, with a poor record behind her, having lost ten out of the last eleven finals that she was in. She was playing a tennis player that she had lost to four different times before, Dinara Safina who was the world number one at the time and the top seed of the tournament. At the time, Kuznetsova was ranked ninth in the world and she was the number five seed in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. She very nearly lost to Andrea Petkovik in the first round but barely made it through to win the tournament.
This tournament is from April 26th to May 2nd and the top seed is Tsvetana Pironkova, and Chanelle Scheepers is the second seed. Third is Ana Lapushchenkova and the fourth seed for this tournament is Sesil Karatantcheva. Fifth and sixth are Kurumi Nara and Julie Schruff. You can watch this tournament in high quality streaming video right from your PC or Laptop, starting on April 26th. You can sign up for your membership by clicking on the banners on this page for instant access to our member's area.
Posted: 28th April 2009
This week another great tournament in women's tennis happens as the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. A total of 96 players compete for the 2009 title, 32 in the qualifying singles, 32 in the singles main draw and 16 pairs for the doubles tourneys.
The qualifying will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, with the action starting on Monday, April 27th. This tournament is part of the Sony-Ericsson WTA Tour 2009. Incredibly, the Porsche-Tennis-Grand Prix is the first indoor tournament in Tennis history played on Clay.
Players are competing for a total of $700,000 in total prize money and the tournament offers exciting tennis action all week long with action packed singles and doubles tournaments. In 2008 the WTA Tour hosted events in 31 countries, amounting to 54 Tournaments. The total prize money for last year was over 86 million dollars.
Also in 2008, the matches proved to fulfill fan's expectations for edge-of-your-seat thrills as Jelena Jankovik beat russian Nadia Petrova in the final singles match 6-4, 6-3 making it one of the closest games ever. In the doubles tourney Anna-Lena Gronefeld and Patty Schnyder proved their skills, ending up 6-2, 6-4 against Czech Kveta Peschke and Australian Rennae Stubbs.
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Posted: 18th April 2016
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