Maria Sharapova back in the Porsche Arena
Stuttgart. Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova will once again grace the Stuttgart tournament. Last year’s winner has affirmed to the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) that she intends to play the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix from 20 to 28 April 2013. In addition to the Russian, six other Top 10 players have also entered the world class event in the Porsche Arena. “I’m really pleased we’re again able to present the public with the world’s top players. Maria Sharapova’s signing up for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is another indication of just how much at home the players feel here,” said Tournament Director Markus Günthardt.
The Stuttgart entry list published by the WTA is headed by Maria Sharapova, the current world No. 2. Especially pleasing for German tennis fans is the fact that a home player is second on the list. Angelique Kerber, who has climbed up to fifth in the rankings, this year won the indoor tournaments in Paris and Copenhagen. Another player due to appear at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is Sara Errani. Presently world ranked No. 6, the 25-year-old Italian managed to win four WTA tournaments in 2012. At the French Open this year, she went all the way to the final where she was only stopped by Maria Sharapova. The following Top 10 players have also entered the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix: the Chinese Na Li (No. 7), the Czech Petra Kvitova (No. 8), the Australian Samantha Stosur (No, 9) and the Dane Caroline Wozniacki (No. 10).
The 36th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will take place in the Porsche Arena from 20 – 28 April 2013. Advance tickets can be ordered from Easy Ticket Service (telephone: + 49 711-2555 555, Internet: http://www.easyticket.de).