Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2021
Summary Day 6
Two Stuttgart winners are still in the race for the Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo as the main prize for the winner – Petra Kvitova (2019) and Karolina Pliskova (2018).Pliskova will meet the world No. 1 and top favourite Ashleigh Barty from Australia whilst Kvitova will take on the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina who knocked Angelique Kerber out of the tournament. Simona Halep, who is competing at the long-standing Stuttgart tournament for the sixth time and who finally wants to win it, will play the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, who has surprisingly reached the last eight.
Summary Day 5
Ashleigh Barty has started her Porsche Tennis Grand Prix campaign with a comfortable win, something that can be expected of a world No. 1. The win on Wednesday has put the top favourite, who is making her debut in Stuttgart, in the quarterfinals. She has been joined in the round of the last eight by the Estonian Anett Kontaveit after her surprising 7-5, 6-4 triumph against the American Sofia Kenin and the title holder Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic who edged past the Greek Maria Sakkari in a tight three-setter, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
What a fantastic match between [@Petra_Kvitova] and Maria Sakkari. After 2h 28min, the defending champion Petra Kvitova takes the three-set win (6-3, 3-6, 6-3) to reach the quarter final.
Tamara Korpatsch close to a major upset
In the first match of the day, Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch was not far off from causing a major upset against Karolina Pliskova. Karolina Pliskova was glad to have taken the first hurdle but stressed: “I have to improve and find my rhythm.” She has the opportunity to do so on Thursday when she faces Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko at 11.30 am CET. The 2017 French Open winner defeated the Swiss qualifier Stefanie Vögele 7-5, 6-4 in her first-round match.
Summary Day 4
In her opening match at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Petra Kvitova, who won the time-honoured tournament in 2019, was pitted against the rising star from America Jennifer Brady, this year’s Australian Open runner-up. “It was a fantastic feeling playing on this court again. It gave me lots of energy,” said the victor who clinched her ticket for the second round on her fourth match point. In the previous match on Centre Court, two Porsche Team Germany players – Laura Siegemund and Mona Barthel – served up a tight three-setter. The 2017 tournament winner took the first set 6-4 before Mona Barthel, who had played her way into the main draw via qualifying, evened things up when clinching the second 6-3. “That was not the easiest match to find your way into such a tournament,” said the local hero. “But I felt I had the match under control.” Her second-round match will be far more difficult as Aryna Sabalenka, the world No. 7 awaits. She is nevertheless in with a chance against the impressive Belarusian: “My form is improving. I’m trying to get a little better every match and gain even more confidence.”
Apr 23, 2021 at 13:39