Aryna Sabalenka and Caroline Garcia have signed up to compete in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix of Stuttgart, the announced tournament.
two time finalist @SabalenkaA it’s on the fast track. With her glorious victory in Melbourne, Aryna captured her first Grand Slam title.
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Sabalenka, 24, is set to make her third consecutive appearance on the clay courts of Stuttgart.
In 2021, Sabalenka enjoyed a strong Stuttgart debut as she reached the final before losing to Ashleigh Barty in three sets. Last year, Sabalenka had another deep run in Stuttgart when she reached the final again before losing to Iga Swiatek.
“I am looking forward to Stuttgart and the fantastic atmosphere in the Porsche Arena. I have always felt at home there. Maybe third time lucky! I would love to win the Porsche.» Sabalenka said, according to the tournament press release.
Sabalenka and García will challenge Iga Swiatek in Stuttgart
In December, defending champion Swiatek confirmed her participation in this year’s Stuttgart event. The Stuttgart organizers are preparing another great edition of the tournament as several top 10 players are expected to play.
Sabalenka is now expected to make her third appearance in Stuttgart, while Garcia will make her fifth appearance at the tournament. Garcia, who will play in Stuttgart for the first time since 2019, reached the Stuttgart semifinal in 2018.
“We are looking forward to introducing our crowd to the world stars. The fact that they have decided to play our tournament at such an early stage is a great compliment to us. Aryna Sabalenka played brilliantly at the Australian Open and deserves her first Grand Slam title.
For her, it is the ideal motivation to fulfill the dream of winning the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and the Porsche that comes with it,» said Stuttgart tournament director Markus Gunthardt. The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart will take place between April 17 and 23
Sabalenka is off to a strong start to the 2023 season, winning her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Whether Sabalenka or Garcia can make a splash in Stuttgart this year remains to be seen.