Barty, Halep, Kvitova lead field

After two weeks on the green clay in Charleston, the tour moves back to Europe for the red clay season. Once again, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix features a tough field that will test the tour’s best clay-courters from the early rounds. 

Here’s what you need to know about this week’s WTA 500 event in Stuttgart:

1. The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix always features one of the toughest draws at a WTA 500 event

Into its 43rd year, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is a notoriously tough draw. A favorite tournament stop among the top players, Stuttgart is the first

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Novak Djokovic responds to Rafael Nadal over Grand Slam comment: I’m not obsessed with anything

Novak Djokovic has denied Rafael Nadal’s suggestion that he is “more obsessed” with how many Grand Slam titles he wins than some of his rivals.

Djokovic is currently third in the all-time Grand Slam standings with 18, two behind joint-leaders Nadal and Roger Federer.

Nadal said on Monday that Djokovic is “more obsessed about this” than he is and “it means a lot to him all of this stuff” – although he did add he didn’t view this in a “negative way”.


‘Very challenging’ – Djokovic: Most players experiencing mental and motivational issues


Asked about Nadal’s

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Michigan Shares Big Ten East Division Title After Setback at OSU

Michigan Shares Big Ten East Division Title After Setback at OSU

4/18/2021 4:06:00 PM

// Kristy McNeil

Site: Columbus, Ohio (Outdoor Varsity Tennis Center)
Result: #14 Ohio State 4, #19 Michigan 3
Records: U-M (14-3, 14-2 B1G), Ohio State (18-2, 15-1 B1G)
Next U-M Event: Thu-Sun., April 29-May 2 — at Big Ten Tournament (Lincoln, Neb.)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In the final match of the regular season, the No. 19-ranked University of Michigan men’s tennis tried to pull off a season sweep of No. 14 Ohio State, but came up just short in a 4-3 tilt at the Outdoor Varsity

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Tennis news – Stefanos Tsitsipas happy to follow mother onto Monte Carlo honour roll after title win

Stefanos Tsitsipas said he had a little extra motivation to win his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title against Andrey Rublev on Sunday as he was keen to join his mother on the honour roll at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.

Tsitsipas had lost both his previous Masters finals but defeated Russian Rublev 6-3 6-3 to win the title without dropping a set at the clay court tournament.

“She showed me that name up there. I was … stunned. I was like, ‘Wow, that is really cool. How cool is that?’

ATP Monte Carlo

Tsitsipas is the ATP player of the year

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“Naomi Osaka was a disaster in Miami”

Naomi Osaka was defeated at the Miami Open 2021 by Maria Sakkari, after a lackluster performance, especially physically, but her start to the season was extraordinary. The Japanese won her 4th Slam at the Australian Open 2021, where, among her rivals, she also defeated Serena Williams in the semifinals.

In a recent interview, Steve Flink returned to talk about Osaka’s defeat against Sakkari tal Miami Open 2021. The reporter said: “I first said she was a disaster she just looked like she wasn’t didn’t really really feel like playing.

She she tried, but she did n’t have anything. She

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Bencic, Sakkari ease to opening wins at Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Just two main-draw singles matches were on the schedule on Monday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, and Day 1 action saw Belinda Bencic and Maria Sakkari advance at the expense of two German favorites. 

No.8 seed Bencic was first through to the second round thanks to a 6-4, 6-2 win over talented German teenager Nastasja Schunk, competing in her first WTA main draw, before Sakkari followed her with a 6-2, 6-2 win over former Top 10 player and tournament wildcard Andrea Petkovic.

17-year-old Schunk successfully qualified for the WTA 500 event by defeating Daniela Seguel and fellow teenaged compatriot

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