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Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin to come to the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

The main draw field for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix from 18 to 26 April has an added attraction. Sofia Kenin, the sensational winner of the Australian Open, has also committed herself to the long-standing Stuttgart tournament.

With Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) in the line-up, it means the current world No. 3 and 2018 winner will be taking part. For experts, it was only a question of time before Sofia “Sonya” Kenin, 2019’s most improved player, would break into the world’s crème de la crème. In the semi-finals, she knocked-out the local hero and current world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and then went on to beat the two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza from Spain in the final. At the moment, Sofia Kenin, who was born in Moscow and who went to America as a baby with her parents, is world ranked No. 7.

Players at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2020

The fact that the recently crowned Australian Open champion has entered our tournament is a big honour. Watching her play in Melbourne was a feast for the eyes and I’m certain that the tennis fans in the Porsche Arena will be thrilled by her, said Tournament Director Markus Günthardt. And the fact that Karolina Pliskova has also committed herself, as have Angelique Kerber and Julia Görges, makes me pleased for the spectators. We’re proud to be able to once again this time present them with lots of top stars and world class tennis of the highest level.

Porsche in tennis

Porsche has been sponsoring the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix ever since 1978 and has been the organiser since 2002. Within the scope 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 for the Shiseido WTA Finals. As a premium partner of the “Deutsche Tennis Bund” (DTB – German Tennis Association), the company supports Porsche Team Germany in the Fed Cup and fosters up-and-coming players in the Porsche Talent Team and the Porsche Junior Team.

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Feb 12, 2020 at 16:08

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