The 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will have a final between two German players for the first time in the tournament’s rich history as Angelique Kerber & Laura Siegemund have remained the last two players in the singles draw.
The 2015 Stuttgart champion Kerber made her second Stuttgart final by beating Czech Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in three sets. After taking the first set, Kvitova fought back to force a decider as the crowd managed to give Kerber the needed spirits to seal the deal in the third.
While the crowd was pleased to see the Australian Open champion get into the final, the emotional peak of the day came during the second match, as local girl Laura Siegemund continued her incredible run in Stuttgart with a straight-set victory over none other than the tournament’s top seed, Agnieszka Radwanska.
Born in the Stuttgart suburb of Filderstadt, Siegemund is living the dream this week, making her first-ever WTA Premier final in front of her home crowd, playing some incredible tennis along the way. Starting all the way in the qualifying stages, Siegemund has not conceded a single set on her way into the final, despite playing no less than three WTA Top 10 players!
OUR PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS DAYS:
- Friday: Stuttgart quarterfinals
- Thursday: Dramatic completion of second-round action
- Wednesday: Kerber survives first-match scare
- Tuesday: Kvitova & Ivanovic start in style
- Monday: Glamorous players’ night at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
- Sunday: Continuation of qualifying + off-court fun
- Saturday: Qualifying, players’ practices + main draw ceremony