Positive review of the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
“We’ve only had positive feedback from the players”
World class tennis on Centre Court in the Porsche Arena, an amazing atmosphere in the stands – the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix met all the expectations. The Tournament Director Markus Günthardt, the Operating Tournament Director Anke Huber and Deniz Keskin, Director Brand Management and Partnerships of Porsche AG were all accordingly positive when reviewing the tournament. At the Closing Press Conference they spoke about...
...the 2023 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix:
Markus Günthardt: “We’re very happy and satisfied with this year’s Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. A total of 31,000 spectators came along to the Porsche Arena and they could see that we have used the past three years to further develop every aspect of the tournament. It was well received by the visitors. In addition to wanting to offer the spectators something special at the venue, we don’t want to forget the tennis fans in front of their screens. We have Eurosport as a classical partner and they televised two matches daily. We have the Partner Tennis Channel that showed all the play, and two years ago, we, together with Porsche Tennis TV, began to build up our own stream on the tournament website. All-in-all, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix was televised by the various platforms for a total of 110 hours. We accessed 43,000 people alone via the Porsche stream, double last year’s figure. We’re therefore highly satisfied.”
Deniz Keskin: “I’ve seen lots and lots of smiling faces in the arena, the atmosphere in the stands was excellent and the digital figures are equally positive. Things can always be improved, but we’re very satisfied with the week.”
...the tennis side of the tournament:
Anke Huber: “From a tennis point of view, we’ve enjoyed a super tournament. We couldn’t have conjured up a better field. We had eight Top 10 players and 15 from the Top 20. Which tournament can say that? In the semifinals, we had three of the world’s top four players. That’s exceptionally strong. The way the tournament went was extremely exciting – nine matches went to three sets. You can see just how tight things are in women’s tennis. In general, the tournament week has shown us just how much the players like to come to Stuttgart. The all love playing on our Centre Court in the Porsche Arena. Many think it’s the most beautiful court on the Tour. There may be bigger ones but none is more beautiful where there’s such a fantastic atmosphere. And we’ve had lots of other positive feedback from the players.”
...the future of the long-established event:
Deniz Keskin: “Not only from a tennis point of view, but also from a societal one, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is a top event in the region. As we all know, there are plans for building measures in conjunction with the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle. We are in continual discussions with the city and its “Veranstaltungsgesellschaft” event organisation. We will closely examine the city’s final plans and then consider which effects they will have on the tournament organisation. I would like to make one thing quite clear, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix belongs to Stuttgart! We avow ourselves to the city and the region’s spectators.”
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