2015 Stuttgart Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Women's Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    

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n2 Maria Sharapova RUS
n3 Simona Halep ROU
n4 Petra Kvitova CZE
n5 Caroline Wozniacki DEN
n6 Ana Ivanovic SRB
n8 Ekaterina Makarova RUS
n9 Agnieszka Radwanska POL
n10 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
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#5 Caroline Wozniacki
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#14 Angelique Kerber
430hp; 3.8L; 190mph; 0-60 4.0sec


    On Sunday at Stuttgart, in the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the 2015 champion at Charleston, 27 year old #14 (career high: #5) Angelique Kerber from Kiel, Germany, won her fifth WTA singles title by defeating the 2015 champion at Kuala Lumpur (and 2014 US Open finalist), 24 year old 4th seeded #5 (and former #1) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 (Caroline is shown during the match; Angelique is shown sitting in the hardware afterward).

    Angelique's prize is €100,000 (equivalent to $120,000 when the prizes were set) and a 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet; Caroline's prize is €53,548.

    It was Charleston champ Angelique's 11th consecutive match victory on clay courts.

    Angelique said: "A few days ago I said clay is actually not my favorite surface, but right now I think I will change my mind," Kerber said. "I've played very well on clay the last few days and weeks. I feel good that I have had so many matches on clay, and now I'm looking forward to the next tournaments before Paris." WTA story

    Caroline said: "It was small things today that made the difference. I had 5-3 in the third set and 30-all, and it could have gone both ways, but [Angelique] took her chances and it went her way.

    "We're great friends, we hang out a lot and practice a lot together, and it's always nice to play a friend in a final. You obviously want to win, but if you don't win, it's still nice that your friend does."

    Four of Angelique's five WTA singles titles have been won indoors, including her first title, won at Copenhagen in 2012, when she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the final.

    Angie now leads Caro 6-4 in career matches. Their most recent meeting was last year year on a Deco-Turf hardcourt in the 3rd round at Cincinnati, when Caroline defeated Angelique 7-5, 6-2.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Stuttgart

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Porsche Tennis Grand Prix,  Stuttgart, Germany

 
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Stuttgart: The main draw for Stuttgart has 8 seeds, with 4 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers in the main draw. Qualifying (3 rounds) starts on Saturday, qualifying finals are on Monday.
 

click for broader view   Schleyer Halle/Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, GER
Latitude: 48.793606 Longitude: 9.22843

Porsche Grand Prix of Tennis venue address: Schleyer Halle/Porsche Arena, Mercedesstrase 69, 70372 Stuttgart

 
2015: On Monday, April 20 in Stuttgart, 2014, 2013 & 2012 tourney champ Maria Sharapova, and 2015 4th seed Caroline Wozniacki, alerted the media...
Stuttgart, 1st Rd Mon-Wed 1200 noon
losers' prize: $6,290; points: 1
*n29 Caroline Garcia FRA d n6 s5 Ana Ivanovic SRB 7-6(6), 6-4 Tue

Caroline driving a backhand

    Ana had also lost her two previous encounters with Caroline, both this year, at Monterrey and Indian Wells.

    Caroline said: "I've done well against her, but against a top player you always have to be careful about being too confident," she said. "When you beat them once, they will come back after and be like, 'Come on, I will kill her.' So you just have to play and not be too confident, and just take it from zero each time." WTA story

    Ana said: "It was very tough. It was a very, very tough first round. We all know this is a tough tournament, but I think maybe another first round opponent could have been better for me. I felt today was a fresh match because the last times we played this year were back to back, so that was kind of déjà-vu, but now I felt it was different, especially being on clay. But it's never nice to play someone so tough in the first round. You need to work yourself into the tournament sometimes."

n8 s6 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n179 LL Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA 6-4, 7-6(3) Tue
*n15 Sara Errani ITA dn9 s7 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 7-6(8), 6-4 Wed

Sara ready to slice a backhand

    Sara said: "I think I played a really, really good match today. It was very long, long rallies and many good points. So, I'm very happy about how I performed after all those [Fed Cup] matches over the weekend." WTA story

    Aga said: "Obviously, a first round match against Errani is not fun. I think it was just a few points here and there that made the difference in the match. I had some chances and a few points that I just didn't finish."

n10 s8 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n90 q E Rodina RUS 6-2, 6(5)-7, 6-4 Tue
n13 Lucie Safarova CZE d n150 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 7-6(8), 6-4 Tue

Lucie launching a forehand

n14 Angelique Kerber GER d n203 LL Alexa Glatch USA 6-2, 7-5 Wed

Angelique fielding a backhand

*n31 Zarina Diyas KAZ d n19 Sabine Lisicki GER 6-0, 6-0 Wed

Zarina's forehand drive

n20 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n23 Barbora Strycova CZE 6-1, 6-4 Tue

Garbi driving a forehand

    Garbine was unable to serve the match out when leading 5-2 in the 2nd set. Garbine said: "It was a difficult moment in my first match, because you're nervous as you know you're serving to win the match. I told myself, 'Don't worry, you're playing well', and I just waited for my moment." WTA story

n43 Madison Brengle USA d n187 LL Alberta Brianti ITA 6-4, 6-4 Tue
n34 Belinda Bencic SUI d n63 wc Julia Goerges GER 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 Wed

 
Julia following a forehand, and Belinda about to swat one

    Julia held triple match point in the 3rd set when Belinda was serving trailing 4-5, 0-40. Belinda said: "It was a very difficult situation in my mind when it was 4-5, 0-40. I was just trying to stay in it, and then it was 30-40, and I was still very nervous then. I'm just very happy that I could keep fighting and come back and win the match today." WTA story

*n73 wc Carina Witthoeft GER d n40 Mona Barthel GER 7-5, 6-3 Mon
*n194 LL Marina Melinkova RUS d n175 q Petra Martic CRO 6-4, 6-2 Tue

Marina driving a backhand

Stuttgart, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 1200 noon
losers' prize: $9,900; points: 55
*n14 Angelique Kerber GER d n2 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 Thu

 
Maria serving, and Angelique following a forehand

    Angelique said: "We both played very well, high-level tennis. It felt amazing out there. The crowd was so supportive of both of us. I was a little bit tired in the second set but when I heard the crowd I was fighting until the last point. It was amazing to feel the support from all the fans here at home." WTA story

n3 s2 Simona Halep ROU d n20 Garbine Muguruza ESP 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 Wed

Simona after match point

*n43 Madison Brengle USA d n4 s3 Petra Kvitova CZE 6-3, 7-6(2) Thu

    Petra said: "I think that Madison played a solid match. She didn't miss much and it was really difficult for me because when I had the opportunity for winners I missed." WTA story

n5 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n13 Lucie Safarova CZE 7-6(5), 6-1 Thu

Caro after match point

    Caroline said: "It was a tough first round but I'm happy to be through. I'm pleased with the way I managed to mix up the pace, and I ran a lot of balls down, which was good. Here the clay is a little bit more slippery, so it was all about being the first one to move your opponent, and I did that well." WTA story

n8 s6 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n194 LL Marina Melinkova RUS 6-2, 6-3 Thu

Kate driving a forehand

n10 s8 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n34 Belinda Bencic SUI 6-4, 7-6(1) Thu
n15 Sara Errani ITA d n31 Zarina Diyas KAZ 6-4, 6-1 Thu

Sara fielding a forehand

n29 Caroline Garcia FRA d n73 wc Carina Witthoeft GER 7-6(4), 6-2 Thu

Caroline's forehand drive

Stuttgart, QFs, Fri 2pm
losers' prize: $18,460; points: 100
n3 s2 Simona Halep ROU d n15 Sara Errani ITA 6-4, 6-4

Simona after match point

    Simona said: "Errani's balls are very heavy to play. She's hitting a little bit higher and you know the balls are jumping a lot and it's difficult to finish the point. She's moving really well and her serve is not that powerful but it's really tough to attack it. But I think I did a great job today with my return and I stayed very close to the baseline, and I just tried to open the court more and to finish the balls, to make winners. I couldn't too many but it was a good match I think." WTA story

n5 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n10 s8 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6-0, 6-3

Caroline driving a forehand

    Caro said: "I played well today. Ran a lot of balls down, played aggressively and went from offence to defense and back which is good. I was very pleased with my performance." WTA story

*n14 Angelique Kerber GER d n8 s6 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-3, 6-2

Angelique after match point

*n43 Madison Brengle USA d n29 Caroline Garcia FRA 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Stuttgart, SFs, Sat 130pm
losers' prize: $34,350; points: 185
*n5 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n3 s2 Simona Halep ROU 7-5, 5-7, 6-2

 
Simona driving a forehand, and Caro ready to swat one

    Caroline said: "I had my chances to close it out in the second set but I didn't, but then you just have to suck it up and play a third set. There's nothing else you can do about it. I came out strong there and just tried to keep it going. I knew I had loads of energy left for the third set. That's what I was going for, to try to stay longer in the rallies, make her run, and stay aggressive, and that's really what I did." WTA story

    Simona said: "I'm smiling because I had a good match. I think I played good tennis. But she was just better than me. She was running a lot and she was fighting until the end. She was stronger. So I'm happy with this match. I'll only take the positive things and look forward from here."

    About the final, Caroline said: "We both want to win. It's all about momentum and all about trying to win the important points, keep your serve, be aggressive, be defensive when you need to. It's going to be a tough match."

n14 Angelique Kerber GER d n43 Madison Brengle USA 6-3, 6-1

Angelique's backhand drive

    About the final, Angelique said: "I saw a little bit from [Caroline's] match today. I think she's in great shape. She played very well, moving everywhere on the court. So I think tomorrow will be a tough match against her, and also the matches we've played in the past were always tough battles. We'll both give it our best tomorrow." WTA story

Stuttgart, Final, Sun 230pm
loser's prize: $64,000; points: 305
winner's prize: $120,000 (AND a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS) points: 470
*n14 Angelique Kerber GER d n5 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 3-6, 6-1, 7-5

 
Caro serving, and Angelique driving a backhand

Stuttgart, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: $20,000 US
winners' prize: $38,000 US
*s3 Lucie Safarova & B Mattek-Sands d s2 Caroline Garcia & Katarina Srebotnik 6-4, 6-3

Stuttgart, Qual Finals, Mon Apr 20 12 noon
losers' prizes: q1 $850 1pt; q2 $1,500 13pts; q3 $2,850 18pts; qualifier 25 points
n90 Evgeniya Rodina RUS d n194 Marina Melinkova RUS 6-2, 6-2
n150 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d n203 Alexa Glatch USA 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
*n175 Petra Martic CRO d n153 Yulia Beygelzimer UKR 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
n179 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA d n187 Alberta Brianti ITA 6-1, 6-2

Stuttgart, Withdrawals
n21 Shuai Peng CHN


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