Porsche Tennis Grand Prix to host all four reigning Grand Slam champions

Iga Swiatek jumps after winning Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Iga Swiatek celebrates

The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is expected to host nine of the world’s top ten players and all four reigning Grand Slam champions on the WTA Tour.

Aryna Sabalenka, the world No 2 and freshly crowned two-time Australian Open winner, will return to the Porsche Arena, where she was the runner-up in the previous three years, losing to the world No 1 – 2021 Ashleigh Barty, 2022 and 2023 Iga Swiatek – each time.

Coco Gauff is back in Stuttgart for the first time since joining the ranks of Grand Slam winners.

As one of tennis’s most promising young players, the 20-year-old American earned her major break on the Tour in her fifth year, in the summer of 2023.

Following victories in Washington and Cincinnati, she won her maiden Grand Slam championship at the US Open.

World No 1 Iga Swiatek returns looking to complete a hat-trick of titles in Stuttgart and walk away with another Porsche.

Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova has also committed to the Stuttgart stop which is the oldest indoor event on the WTA Tour.

Elena Rybakina, the current world no 4, is also a Grand Slam champion and adds further Major credentials to this field.

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The 24-year-old Kazakh was the final Top 10 player to enter Stuttgart shortly before the deadline.

She began the 2024 season with wins in Brisbane and Abu Dhabi, bringing her total amount of WTA championships to seven. Along with Wimbledon, her most laudable victories have come in the WTA 1000 championships in Indian Wells and Rome.

World No 5 Jessica Pegula will make her debut appearance in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

The No 2 singles player from the United States has won four career titles, including the WTA 1000 tournaments in Montreal (2023) and Guadalajara (2022).

She is even more successful in doubles with Coco Gauff, winning five events to date. With wins in Doha and Miami in 2023, they now have two WTA 1000 titles as a pairing. Other Top 10 players at the Porsche Arena are Ons Jabeur (Tunisia/No 6), this year’s Australian Open runner-up Qinwen Zheng (China/No 7), and Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia/No 10), the 2017 French Open champion.

Porsche Brand Ambassadors Angelique Kerber (Germany) and Emma Raducanu (Great Britain) are also in the line-up for the indoor clay court event.

‟We’ll again be presenting our loyal spectators in the Porsche Arena with the world’s top players. It’s our goal,” says Tournament Director Markus Günthardt.

The Operating Tournament Director Anke Huber added: ‟Having so many top stars is not a given. What pleases me most is that the American players will be coming over to Europe so early in the season especially for our tournament.”