This year’s Porsche Tennis Grand Prix was a special edition – it was the world’s first indoor tournament on clay – and spectators were served world class tennis.
There were many tight and excellent matches. For example, there was the game between Sabine Lisicki and Jelena Jankovic: a three set match with fantastic rallies. Or there were Flavia Pennetta’s matches against Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina.
In the end, Russians Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova – the number one seed against the number nine – contested the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Safina actually had more break points than her compatriot, five to four, but the world’s No. 1 player couldn’t covert on any of her chances and in an upset, Kuznetsova took the Stuttgart Crown.
In addition to the great on-court action, it looks like the players had a lot of fun off-court too. Title sponsor Porsche arranged for a number of Player Parties and photo shoots including this one featuring Nadia Petrova. What’s more difficult? Playing elite level tennis or wearing a pair of high heels?