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marzo 16, 2020 - Porsche

Porsche to forgo the staging of the Tennis Grand Prix

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Long-standing Stuttgart tournament cannot take place due to the corona crisis

Stuttgart. The #porschetennisgrandprix 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 #porschetennisgrandprix. “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”