Monday’s Porsche Tennis Grand Prix photo recap

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Main-draw action kicked off at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Monday with two singles matches, while other players continued their preparation for the tournament. Let’s recap the day through the photos of our Jimmie48.

Belinda Bencic of Switzerland

Eighth seed Belinda Bencic eased past 17-year-old German qualifier Nastasja Schunk 6-4 6-2. The world No.928 Schunk was facing her first ever Top 100 opponent in her first ever WTA main draw. Even though the photo doesn’t show the court, you can easily see that they were playing on clay.

Maria Sakkari of Greece
Maria Sakkari of Greece

Maria Sakkari won 81% of first serve points and converted six out of eight break opportunities to cruise past fellow Adidas representative Andrea Petkovic 6-2 6-2. The 19th-ranked Sakkari was wearing the Adidas Prime Dope Dye Y-Tank and Prime Dope Dye Match Skirt from the new collection that employs sustainable dye technologies that save up to 60% of the water and energy traditionally used.

Andrea Petkovic of Germany
Andrea Petkovic of Germany

Petkovic rocked the Adidas Prime Dope Dye Dress, a scarlet piece with contrasting Y-tank straps.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic with coach Sascha Bajin
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic with coach Sascha Bajin

Karolina Pliskova was in good mood with her coach Sascha Bajin.

Laura Siegemund of Germany & Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic
Laura Siegemund of Germany & Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic

The world No.9 Pliskova practiced with fellow former Stuttgart champion Laura Siegemund this morning.

Sofia Kenin of the United States and Simona Halep of Romania
Sofia Kenin of the United States and Simona Halep of Romania

Sofia Kenin and Simona Halep also practiced together.

Julia Goerges of Germany & Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic
Julia Goerges of Germany & Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic

Besides preparation for the tournament, Pliskova found time to play the “Your or Me” game with Julia Goerges.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic

The Czech also chatted with the media, gave an interview and posed in the selfie booth.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic at the 2021 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix WTA 500 tournament
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic talks to the media ahead of the 2021 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix WTA 500 tournament

Meanwhile, Anett Kontaveit was painting for charity. It took the Estonian 40 minutes to paint “From Stuttgart with Love”.

Anett Kontaveit of Estonia
Anett Kontaveit of Estonia

Kontaveit’s off-court fun included a lip-reading game with Julia Goerges, press time and posing for our photographer.

Julia Goerges of Germany & Anett Kontaveit of Estonia
Julia Goerges of Germany & Anett Kontaveit of Estonia

Kontaveit was the runner-up at the previous edition of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, in 2019.

Anett Kontaveit of Estonia
Anett Kontaveit of Estonia
Anett Kontaveit of Estonia

The photo of the day has to be this portrait of Aryna Sabalenka.

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty is awaiting her Stuttgart debut. Today she was all smiles talking to the media.

Ashleigh Barty of Australia
Ashleigh Barty of Australia

Here are some more exclusive pics taken by our Jimmie48 this Monday.

Maria Sakkari of Greece
Maria Sakkari of Greece
Sofia Kenin of the United States
Sofia Kenin of the United States
Sofia Kenin of the United States
Sofia Kenin of the United States
Simona Halep of Romania
Simona Halep of Romania
Simona Halep of Romania
Simona Halep of Romania
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus
Andrea Petkovic of Germany
Andrea Petkovic of Germany

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