Porsche to forgo the staging of the Tennis Grand Prix
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will not take place due to the corona crisis this year. This was decided by the Porsche AG in agreement with the WTA on Monday. The 43rd edition of the long-standing tournament would have been held in Stuttgart’s Porsche Arena from 18 to 26 April.
“The tournament is a part of the Porsche tradition and much-loved by fans and players alike. Due to the impact of the coronavirus, the holding of the Porsche Grand Prix in April is no longer a realistic option,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “As a company, we have a societal responsibility. The decision to cancel the tournament was made in the best interests of the health and well-being of everybody.”
“We would have liked to have presented world-class tennis once again this year in the Porsche Arena. The special circumstances, unfortunately, do not allow this to happen,” says Markus Günthardt, tournament director of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. “For us too, the utmost priority is the health of the players, ball-girls, spectators and all the staff. As of immediately, our focus is now on the 2021 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.”