Turkish Airlines sponsors the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix which is Europe's oldest indoor women's event and is the only indoor clay tournament on the calendar.
The 36th edition of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany once again has 6 main draw line-up of a quality similar to that of a Grand Slam. No fewer than 13 of the world’s Top 20 will do battle for prize money totalling 795,000 dollars and the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet up until 28 April. Last year’s winner Maria Sharapova from Russia heads the seedings.
Previously a fall hardcourt event, Stuttgart became a red clay tournament staged in the spring in 2009, making it ideal preparation for Roland Garros.
Maria Sharapova - new brand ambassador of Porsche
Maria Sharapova is the new Porsche brand ambassador. The tennis queen, who is playing this week at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart – Germany, was introduced at a press conference in the Porsche Museum.
Porsche has chosen World No.2 Sharapova to head up its new global communications campaign, which began at this week’s Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. The Russian is no stranger to the German sports car manufacturer, having taken home one of their 911 Carrera S Cabriolets after winning last year’s tournament.
“Maria Sharapova is an exceptional athlete. She combines top performance in her sports with elegance and power,” Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller said at Monday’s press conference. “These are precisely the qualities that are embroiled in our sports cars.“Maria is the perfect choice. Her profile and charisma are an ideal fit for Porsche. She is also highly respected around the world and enjoys an outstanding reputation.”