Photos from Stuttgart – On & off court fun on Sunday

The qualifying stage at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix continued in Stuttgart on Sunday as 16 players tried to punch their ticket for the qualifying finals.

Some, like local heroes Carina Witthöft & Laura Siegemund, were successful, much to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd. Others ended their Stuttgart experience on Sunday, including Laura Robson. Recovering from a very lengthy wrist injury layoff, Robson failed to win her match against France’s Oceane Dodin.

  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ambiance at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Sabine Lisicki in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Sabine Lisicki in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Sabine Lisicki in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Sabine Lisicki in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Sabine Lisicki in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Sabine Lisicki in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Sabine Lisicki in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Sabine Lisicki in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
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  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Robson in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Robson in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Robson in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Robson in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Robson in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ana Ivanovic in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ana Ivanovic in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ana Ivanovic in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Petra Kvitova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Antonia Lottner in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Polona Hercog in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Polona Hercog in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Antonia Lottner in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Polona Hercog in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Siegemund in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Siegemund in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Siegemund in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Siegemund in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Sesil Karantantcheva in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Sesil Karantantcheva in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Siegemund in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Siegemund in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Laura Siegemund in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Anna Konjuh in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Carina Witthöft in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Carina Witthöft in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Carina Witthöft in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Carina Witthöft in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Carina Witthöft in action at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ambiance at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Johanna Konta at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Johanna Konta at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Johanna Konta at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Johanna Konta at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Johanna Konta at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Johanna Konta at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ambiance at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ekaterina Makarova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ambiance at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ekaterina Makarova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ekaterina Makarova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
  • STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 17 : Ekaterina Makarova at the 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

While the qualifiers were busy on the outer courts and center court was kept busy with plenty of practice action, some players got to enjoy themselves off-court as well. Petra Kvitova was invited to visualize her 2016 season travels on a map and several players took part in Porsche’s parking challenge.

Involving the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, the challenge also included a tight course of cones and the parallel-parking challenge. While Britain’s Johanna Konta failed to place the sports car in the tight spot in a timely manner, Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova aced the challenge with a perfect parking move.

More players will tackle the challenge on Monday as all of this week’s Fed Cup heroes are expected to arrive in Stuttgart, including reigning champion Angelique Kerber. Monday will also have the players' night in store, as well as the first main-draw play with German’s Anna-Lena Friedsam & Sabine Lisicki kicking off the tournament.

For photos from the draw ceremony and opening of qualifying action, check out our Saturday's photo gallery.

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