Sunday’s practice photos from Stuttgart

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Sunday was the final preparation day for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. Photographer Jimmie48 continues to give us insight into players’ practice sessions and off-court happenings.

Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty of Australia

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty is one of seven players from the Top 10 who are contesting the main draw this year.

Ashleigh Barty of Australia
Ashleigh Barty of Australia

After recently lifting the Miami Open crown, Barty is now making her debut in Stuttgart. The Australian’s smiling eyes during the draw ceremony show how happy she is to be contesting this prestigious tournament in Germany.
Angelique Kerber of GermanyAngelique Kerber of Germany

Two-time Stuttgart titlist Angelique Kerber is one of four returning champions in the draw.

Angelique Kerber of Germany
Angelique Kerber of Germany

Besides hitting the practice court, Kerber also attended the draw ceremony and chatted with the media.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic

Defending champion Petra Kvitova was glowing at Sunday’s press conference. Look at those eyes and that smile. Also, lovely jewelry!

Simona Halep of Romania
Simona Halep of Romania

Simona Halep was practicing with Darren Cahill.

Simona Halep of Romania & Julia Goerges of Germany
Simona Halep of Romania & Julia Goerges of Germany

Simona Halep and Julia Goerges were bursting with laughter while they were playing a lip-reading game.

Julia Goerges of Germany
Julia Goerges of Germany

The 2011 Stuttgart champion Goerges, now retired, was the star of the draw ceremony.

Julia Goerges of Germany
Julia Goerges of Germany

She arrived on a Porsche bicycle.

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus

Aryna Sabalenka was spotted getting ready for her first Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

Sofia Kenin of the United States
Sofia Kenin of the United States

Sofia Kenin was also preparing for her Stuttgart campaign.

Laura Siegemund of Germany
Laura Siegemund of Germany

2017 Stuttgart champion Laura Siegemund is looking to record her milestone 500th main-draw match win by reaching the third round at this year’s edition of the claycourt tournament.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo

The 2021 tournament winner will drive home the Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo which was revealed during the draw ceremony.

Players also posed for our photographer in the selfie booth.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic
Ashleigh Barty of Australia
Ashleigh Barty of Australia
Laura Siegemund of Germany
Laura Siegemund of Germany
Angelique Kerber of Germany
Angelique Kerber of Germany

Check back to Women’s Tennis Blog in the coming days, as we’ll continue to post updates from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.


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