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Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $740,000
Surface: Clay/Indoors
Tournament Director: Markus Guenthardt



Tournament Info
 
First played in 1978, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is Europe's oldest indoor women's event and is the WTA's only indoor clay event. Formerly a fall hardcourt tournament, Stuttgart became a spring red clay event in 2009, making it ideal preparation for Roland Garros. In fact, the clay comes from France and its grain size of 0.1 mm is the same that is used at the French Open.

 "The surface is very fast and almost identical to the one in Roland Garros," said former Russian star Elena Dementieva, the 2008 women's tennis Olympic gold medalist.

 The winner of the tournament at the Porsche Arena receives a Porsche 911 Carrera sports car in addition to prize money. Martina Navratilova is the event record holder with six singles titles and eight doubles titles. Other champions include former World No.1s Tracy Austin, Kim Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Martina Hingis and Jelena Jankovic.

 Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

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List of players 2012

Player Name Nation Rank
1 AZARENKA Victoria BLR 1
2 SHARAPOVA Maria RUS 2
3 KVITOVA Petra CZE 3
4 WOZNIACKI Caroline DNK 6
5 RADWANSKA Agnieszka POL 4
6 STOSUR Samantha AUS 5
7 BARTOLI Marion FRA 7
8 LI Na CHN 8
9 ZVONAREVA Vera RUS 10
10 PETKOVIC Andrea DEU 11
11 SCHIAVONE Francesca ITA 12
12 JANKOVIC Jelena SRB 18
13 GÖRGES Julia DEU 16
14 IVANOVIC Ana SRB 15
15 PENG Shuai CHN 25
16 CIBULKOVA Dominika SVK 17
17 KERBER Angelique DEU 14
18 PAVLYUCHENKOVA Anastasia RUS 22
19 HANTUCHOVA Daniela SVK 20
20 VINCI Roberta ITA 19
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The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is a tennis tournament held in Stuttgart, Germany (until 2005, in Filderstadt, a southern suburb of Stuttgart). Held since 1978, the tournament is the oldest women's indoor tournament in Europe. Currently it is a Premier tournament on the WTA Tour. The singles champion also receives a Porsche 911 Carrera sports car in addition to prize money. Until 2008 the tournament was played on hardcourt in autumn. From 2009 it is played on clay court in spring, making it the first ever indoor clay court event on the women's tour.
 
The tournament boasts an impressive winners roll, with many former number ones and Grand Slam champions taking the trophy here, and it regularly attracts several of the top-ranked players on the women's tour. Martina Navratilova holds the record for most singles wins at the event, with six titles between 1982 and 1992, in addition to eight doubles titles. Tracy Austin and Martina Hingis both come second with four wins each in the singles event, followed by Lindsay Davenport with three.

Past finals
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Year Champion Runner-up Score
1978 Tracy Austin Betty Stöve 6–3, 6–3
1979 Tracy Austin Martina Navrátilová 6–3, 6–2
1980 Tracy Austin Sherry Acker 6–2, 7–5
1981 Tracy Austin Martina Navrátilová 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1982 Martina Navratilova Tracy Austin 6–3, 6–3
1983 Martina Navratilova Catherine Tanvier 6–1, 6–2
1984 Catarina Lindqvist Steffi Graf 6–1, 6–4
1985 Pam Shriver Catarina Lindqvist 6–1, 7–5
1986 Martina Navratilova Hana Mandlíková 6–2, 6–3
1987 Martina Navratilova Chris Evert 7–5, 6–1
1988 Martina Navratilova Chris Evert 6–2, 6–3
1989 Gabriela Sabatini Mary Joe Fernández 7–6, 6–4
1990 Mary Joe Fernandez Barbara Paulus 6–1, 6–3
1991 Anke Huber Martina Navratilova 2–6, 6–2, 7–6
1992 Martina Navratilova Gabriela Sabatini 7–6, 6–3
1993 Mary Pierce Natasha Zvereva 6–3, 6–3
1994 Anke Huber Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–2
1995 Iva Majoli Gabriela Sabatini 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
1996 Martina Hingis Anke Huber 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1997 Martina Hingis Lisa Raymond 6–4, 6–2
1998 Sandrine Testud Lindsay Davenport 7–5, 6–3
1999 Martina Hingis Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–1
2000 Martina Hingis Kim Clijsters 6–0, 6–3
2001 Lindsay Davenport Justine Henin 7–5, 6–4
2002 Kim Clijsters Daniela Hantuchová 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2003 Kim Clijsters Justine Henin 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
2004 Lindsay Davenport Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, ret.
2005 Lindsay Davenport Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 6–4
2006 Nadia Petrova Tatiana Golovin 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2007 Justine Henin Tatiana Golovin 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
2008 Jelena Janković Nadia Petrova 6–4, 6–3
2009 Svetlana Kuznetsova Dinara Safina 6–4, 6–3
2010 Justine Henin Samantha Stosur 6–4, 2–6, 6–1
2011 Julia Görges Caroline Wozniacki 7–6(7–3), 6–3
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Draw

(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
(WC) Kristina Barrois (GER) vs Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) vs (WC) Mona Barthel (GER)
Qualifier vs (7) Marion Bartoli (FRA)
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(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
Qualifier vs Qualifier
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
Lucie Safarova (CZE) vs (8) Li Na (CHN)
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(6) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Angelique Kerber (GER) vs Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs Monica Niculescu (ROU)
(3) Petra Kvitova (CZE)
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(5) Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs Shuai Peng (CHN)
Julia Goerges (GER) vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Qualifier vs Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS)
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Monday, April 23, 2012, OOP

Centre Court (from 12.30hrs)

1. Annika Beck vs. Alizé Cornet (Singles Q Final)
2. Schiavone/Vinci vs. Barrois/Woehr (NB 15.00hrs)
3. Barthel/Malek vs. Jans-Ignacik/Zhang (NB 20.00hrs)

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Yvonne Meusburger vs. Greta Arn (Singles Q Final)
2. Iveta Benesova vs. Akgul Amanmuradova (Singles Q Final)
3. Anna Chakvetadze vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (Singles Q Final)
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Doubles - First Round

Jans-Ignacik/Zhang (POL/CHN) d. (WC) Barthel/Malek (GER/GER) 62 75
Barrois/Woehr (GER/GER) d. (WC) Schiavone/Vinci (ITA/ITA) 61 64

Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(3) Iveta Benesova (CZE) d. Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 62 46 76(3)
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) d. (7) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 63 76(2)
(8) Greta Arn (HUN) d. Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 76(5) 60
Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Annika Beck (GER) 64 46 76(1)
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012, OOP

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)

1. Samantha Stosur vs. Peng Shuai
2. Iveta Benesova vs. Marion Bartoli (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Angelique Kerber vs. Roberta Vinci
4. Julia Goerges vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (NB 18.30hrs)
5. Kristina Barrois vs. Andrea Petkovic (NB 20.00hrs)
6. Lucie Safarova vs. Li Na

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Dulko/Suárez vs. Grandin/Uhlirova
2. Alizé Cornet vs. Anna Chakvetadze
3. Greta Arn vs. Kateryna Bondarenko
4. Francesca Schiavone vs. Monica Niculescu
5. Gajdosova/Hantuchova vs. Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova (after suitable rest)
6. Peschke/Srebotnik vs. Klepac/Rosolska
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1978 Tracy Austin Betty Stöve 6–3, 6–3
1979 Tracy Austin Martina Navrátilová 6–3, 6–2
1980 Tracy Austin Sherry Acker 6–2, 7–5
1981 Tracy Austin Martina Navrátilová 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

What a freakish career...  :confused1:


By the way, conchita, I love it when you post the past champions. Such a great nuance. I always find something that makes me go hmmm...  :thumbs-up:
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Thanks Babble, this a great tournament, taking the spot of the Berlin Open on clay Graf stadion, the field includes 7 major champs and 3 runner ups! and Chakvetadze qualified for the main draw! nice!
another great champion played an exho today in Stuugart, McENROE! vs Cash, tomorrow, JmAC is in Bucharest to play another exho teamig with Bahrami vs Nastase and Pavel.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Singles - First Round

(5) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 62 62
(7) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (Q) Iveta Benesova (CZE) 63 62
(8) Li Na (CHN) d Lucie Safarova (CZE) 76(4) 64
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 63 75
Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. (WC) Kristina Barrois (GER) 61 64
Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 62 63
Julia Goerges (GER) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 57 63 64
(Q) Greta Arn (HUN) d. (LL) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 75 63
(Q) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. (Q) Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 63 64

Doubles - First Round
(1) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. Klepac/Rosolska (SLO/POL) 60 62
Dulko/Suárez (ARG/ARG) d. (4) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 76(4) 64
(5) Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) d. Gajdosova/Hantuchova (AUS/SVK) 63 62
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Re: WTA - Premier Stuttgart - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 05:34:39 PM »
Draw Updated

(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) or (WC) Mona Barthel (GER) vs (7) Marion Bartoli (FRA)
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(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs (Q) Greta Arn (HUN)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) or Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs (8) Li Na (CHN)
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(6) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) or Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs Angelique Kerber (GER)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs (3) Petra Kvitova (CZE)
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(5) Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs Julia Goerges (GER)
(Q) Alize Cornet (FRA) vs (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS)
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Re: WTA - Premier Stuttgart - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2012, 05:37:56 PM »
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, OOP

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)

1. Peng/Vesnina vs. Goerges/Groenefeld
2. Ana Ivanovic vs. Mona Barthel (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Greta Arn
4. Alizé Cornet vs. Maria Sharapova (NB 18.30hrs)
5. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Jelena Jankovic (NB 20.00hrs)
6. Chan/Fujiwara vs. Llagostera Vives/Niculescu

Court 1 (from 14.30hrs)
1. Kerber/Petkovic vs. Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova
2. Daniela Hantuchova vs. Dominika Cibulkova
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Re: WTA - Premier Stuttgart - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 07:59:59 PM »
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 63 75
Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. (WC) Kristina Barrois (GER) 61 64
Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 62 63

Fran and Angelique through. Petkovic returns a winner  lol  she gets Azarenka next.

Petra just served up a beatdown on Fran on HC. Hopefully the change in surface will turn Fran's fortunes.
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Re: WTA - Premier Stuttgart - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 01:09:49 AM »


If I ever make it to the multi-billionarie class in the next lifetime; this would be my tennis court that I would built and play in!  I would rent it out for exhibits and for challenger matches like this tournament.  Pays for itself maybe?

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Re: WTA - Premier Stuttgart - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 03:41:51 PM »
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Singles - Second Round

(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (Q) Alizé Cornet (FRA) 63 10 ret. (right shoulder injury)
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Greta Arn (HUN) 63 64

Singles - First Round
(6) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 63 10 ret. (low back injury)
(LL) Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) d. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 62 57 63
(WC) Mona Barthel (GER) d. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 75 76(4)

Doubles - First Round
Goerges/Groenefeld (GER/GER) d. (3) Peng/Vesnina (CHN/RUS) 76(2) 61
Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova (RUS/CZE) d. (WC) Kerber/Petkovic (GER/GER) 64 75
Llagostera Vives/Niculescu (ESP/ROU) d. Chan/Fujiwara (TPE/JPN) 62 63
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Re: WTA - Premier Stuttgart - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2012, 03:43:13 PM »
Draw Updated

(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs Andrea Petkovic (GER)
(WC) Mona Barthel (GER) vs (7) Marion Bartoli (FRA)
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(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
(LL) Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) vs (8) Li Na (CHN)
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(6) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs Angelique Kerber (GER)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs (3) Petra Kvitova (CZE)
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(5) Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs Julia Goerges (GER)
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS)
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Re: WTA - Premier Stuttgart - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2012, 03:48:35 PM »
Thursday, April 26, 2012, OOP

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)

1. Francesca Schiavone vs. Petra Kvitova
2. Mona Barthel vs. Marion Bartoli (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Samantha Stosur vs. Julia Goerges
4. Victoria Azarenka vs. Andrea Petkovic (NB 18.30hrs)
5. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Angelique Kerber (NB 20.00hrs)
6. Jans-Ignacik/Zhang vs. Dulko/Suárez

Court 1 (from 14.30hrs)
1. Akgul Amanmuradova vs. Li Na
2. Goerges/Groenefeld vs. Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova (NB 17.00hrs; after suitable rest)
3. Peschke/Srebotnik vs. Barrois/Woehr
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Re: WTA - Premier Stuttgart - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2012, 10:48:42 AM »
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Singles - Second Round

(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 62 44 ret. (right ankle injury)
(3) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 62 62
(5) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 62 26 63
Angelique Kerber (GER) d. (6) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 61 62
(WC) Mona Barthel (GER) d. (7) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 63 61
(8) Li Na (CHN) d. (LL) Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 64 64

Doubles - Quarterfinals
(1) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. Barrois/Woehr (GER/GER) 62 63
Goerges/Groenefeld (GER/GER) d. Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova (RUS/CZE) 64 75
Dulko/Suárez (ARG/ARG) d. Jans-Ignacik/Zhang (POL/CHN) 64 63
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Re: WTA - Premier Stuttgart - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2012, 10:50:32 AM »
Draw Updated

(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs (WC) Mona Barthel (GER)
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs (8) Li Na (CHN)
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Angelique Kerber (GER) vs (3) Petra Kvitova (CZE)
(5) Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS)
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Re: WTA - Premier Stuttgart - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2012, 11:26:57 AM »
Thanks for the updates!!!  :not worthy:

Been really busy and out of the loop!
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