Exclusive behind-the-scenes photos: WTA players’ practice sessions before the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

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As the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament is just around the corner, the world’s best WTA players have been gearing up for the event by practicing on the courts. It’s always exciting to see how the players prepare for such a prestigious tournament, and thanks to photographer Jimmie48, we’ve been given a glimpse into their training sessions.

Iga Swiatek

Defending champion Iga Swiatek heads the WTA 500 tournament field. Listed among the world’s 100 most influential persons in 2023, top-ranked Swiatek is making a return to competition after withdrawing from the Miami Open due to a rib injury.

Iga Swiatek

The Pole is set to launch her cooperation with On. Miami was supposed to be her first event with the new clothing sponsor, but she’ll debut her new outfits in competition when she faces Zheng Qinwen or a qualifier in the second round. For now, we can see her practice On kit and Asics tennis shoes.

Iga Swiatek

In the backdrop, we can see Porsche’s Le Mans-bound 963 LMDh.

Jelena Ostapenko

Another Roland Garros champion in the Stuttgart draw is Jelena Ostapenko. It was another tennis practice with the amazing Porsche courtside.

Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia & Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic during practice ahead of the 2023 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix WTA 500 tennis tournament

Ostapenko practiced together with Barbora Krejcikova, the third Roland Garros champion in the draw.

Donna Vekic

The big logo on Donna Vekic‘s T-shirt is Uomo Sport, the brand that created a women’s line that bears the Croatian’s name.

Daria Kasatkina

Daria Kasatkina practiced with Sabine Lisicki on Friday.

Paula Badosa

Paula Badosa is in great mood even though a tough opponent awaits in the opening round — the seventh-seeded Kasatkina.

Paula Badosa

Emma Raducanu, the 2021 US Open champion, has received a main-draw wildcard.

Emma Raducanu

Raducanu posed for Jimmie48 during a pre-tournament photoshoot and we have this interesting photo with Roger Federer.

Emma Raducanu

Veronika Kudermetova practiced for her first-round meeting with fifth seed Coco Gauff. In Doha earlier this year, they faced each other for the first time and Kudermetova emerged victorious.

Veronika Kudermetova

The stage is set for another action-packed tennis week in Stuttgart. The main-draw matches begin on Monday. We hope you enjoyed these exclusive photos and that they’ve got you just as excited for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix as we are!

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