Porsche to forgo the staging of the Tennis Grand Prix
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will not take place due to the corona crisis this year. This was decided by the Porsche AG in agreement with the WTA on Monday. The 43rd edition of the long-standing tournament would have been held in Stuttgart’s Porsche Arena from 18 to 26 April.
The tournament is a part of the Porsche tradition and much-loved by fans and players alike. Due to the impact of the coronavirus, the holding of the Porsche Grand Prix in April is no longer a realistic option, says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.
We would have liked to have presented world class tennis once again this year in the Porsche Arena. The special circumstances unfortunately do not allow this to happen, says Markus Günthardt, tournament director of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Porsche in women’s tennis
Porsche has been sponsoring the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix ever since 1978 and has also 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.
Mar 17, 2020 at 02:06