Photo recap: Tuesday’s first-round action in Stuttgart

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First-round action continued at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Tuesday. As usual, we’ll lead you through the day’s WTA happenings with the help of Jimmie48‘s amazing photography.

Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine
Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina was all smiles as she flaunted her engagement ring during a press conference. The Ukrainian got engaged to fellow tennis player Gael Monfils earlier this month.

Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine
Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine

Our Jimmie48 made sure to capture a closeup of the ring.

Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia
Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia

Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova recovered from a set down on her main-draw debut in Stuttgart to defeat Czech Karolina Muchova 4-6 6-2 6-3.

Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic
Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic

Muchova is clad in new Adidas collection, just as doubles partners Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic.

Angelique Kerber & Andrea Petkovic of Germany playing doubles

The German doubles team, wearing the Adidas Prime Dope Dye Dress, defeated fourth seeds Jelena Ostapenko and Lyudmyla Kichenok.

Angelique Kerber & Andrea Petkovic of Germany playing doubles

The 2019 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix runner-up Anett Kontaveit recorded a comfortable 6-2 6-3 victory over unranked German Julia Middendorf.

Anett Kontaveit of Estonia
Anett Kontaveit of Estonia

The world No.27 Kontaveit sported Lacoste’s classic elegance, the burgundy V-neck Spring Tank and a timeless white pleated skirt.

Anett Kontaveit of Estonia
Anett Kontaveit of Estonia

For her chat with the media, Kontaveit made cute plaits and wore a girly pink cap with a large green crocodile logo.

Laura Siegemund of Germany
Laura Siegemund of Germany

The 2017 Stuttgart champion Laura Siegemund defeated fellow German Mona Barthel 6-4 3-6 6-1 and booked a second-round appointment with top seed Ashleigh Barty.

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

Defending champion Petra Kvitova progressed with a 6-4 6-3 win over Jennifer Brady to set up a meeting with Maria Sakkari in the second round.

Jennifer Brady of the United States
Jennifer Brady of the United States

Fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka closed the day with a 6-2 6-2 win over Zhang Shuai. The Belarusian introduced the pure black Nike Summer Victory Polo Dress.

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus

Keep checking back to Women’s Tennis Blog for more exclusive photos from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.


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