The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is a women’s tennis tournament held on clay courts in April in Stuttgart, Germany. Since 2021, it has been part of the WTA 500 series with a prize fund of about $565,000 and a tournament schedule of 28 singles and sixteen doubles events.
Europe’s oldest indoor women’s tournament was founded in 1978, forty-four years ago. Since the first year, Porsche AG has been a partner of the competition, and the winner of the singles event also receives a sports car in addition to the prize money. In 1978 the 1st champion, 15-year-old Tracey AUSTIN, earned $35,000 and a Porsche 924. Martina NAVRATILOVA has won the tournament 6 times. Until 2008 the event was held on hard court in Autumn, but in 2009 it was moved to Spring and then to Clay as a warm up event ahead of the French Open. Currently, this is the 1st WTA Tour event to be played on clay courts.
- Stadium: Porsche Arena
- Dates: 16.04.2022 – 24.04.2022
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is a crowd favourite – since 2006, it has been named the most coveted event in its category 10 times.
Competitors in the tournament
This year the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will again feature a world-class venue. A few weeks before the start of games at the Porsche Arena, three current top-10 players – Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic), Paula Badosa (Spain) and Anette Kontaveit (Estonia) – announced that they will compete in the 45th edition in Stuttgart.
Porsche brand ambassador Angelique Kerber is also looking forward to playing in front of an exalted Stuttgart crowd for the handsome main prize for the winner – the Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo.
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo as the prize
The winner of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix usually receives a Porsche sports car as the grand prize. The star competitors will receive a Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, which was unveiled not long ago. The electric drive version of the Taycan is a real all-rounder among the electric sports cars.
Porsche in tennis
Porsche has been a sponsor of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix since 1978, and since 2002 has also been organising the event. The competition, which takes place at the Porsche Arena sports complex in Stuttgart, was once again recognised in 2019 as the most beloved sporting event in its own category. As part of its global partnership with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Porsche is also the title partner of the “Porsche Race to Shenzhen”, the official qualifying ranking that determines the participants in the final Shiseido WTA Finals. Porsche is also the exclusive car partner of the WTA and the Women’s Tennis Association final tournament.