Julia Görges: “The finals are going to be stirring and high-class”

Porsche has been an central partner of a prestigious year-end contest ever given 2014. Porsche Brand Ambassador Julia Görges sees a favourites in a Pan American Tennis Center in a Mexican capital as being Barbora Krejcikova and Iga Swiatek – and a earnest alien Anett Kontaveit.

“With her versatile game, Barbora is really means of bettering to a special conditions during high altitude in Guadalajara. we usually wish she won’t be too shaken during her initial WTA Finals,” says a leader of a 2011 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix when articulate about a French Open champion. In Paris, a Czech also won a doubles together with her partner Katerina Siniakova – a attainment they steady during a Olympic Games in Tokyo. The year’s many successful pairing will also be competing in Guadalajara – as one of a 8 doubles teams that also requisitioned a sheet for Mexico around a “Porsche Race to a WTA Finals”. “Iga Swiatek’s diversion should also make her a contender for a title,” says Julia Görges, who late usually over a year ago after enjoying a successful personification career, when vocalization about a Polish 2020 French Open champion. “She has a spin that could be a pivotal to success adult during altitude in Guadalajara.”

When it comes to Aryna Sabalenka, a universe No. 2 and tip seed from Belarus, Julia Görges is however distrustful about her chances of claiming a title. “She has played intensely good this season, also during a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix where we watched her live in a final,” she says. “But we fear that a balls used in Guadalajara will be really formidable for her to control given she plays really flat.” Due to a skinny atmosphere adult during over 1,500 metres, they’ll be personification with pressureless, intensely soothing balls that a players are not used to. Julia Görges: “At low altitude, a balls wouldn’t bounce. They’d usually hurl away. At high altitude however they fly like rockets.”

Aryna Sabalenka

Annett Kontaveit

She feels a Estonian Anett Kontaveit, a 2019 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix runner-up, has an outward possibility of holding a title. She knows her good carrying before used with her on many occasions. “Of all a players during a Finals, she is a one people for certain slightest approaching to qualify,” she says. “By winning dual titles in period in Moscow and Cluj-Napoca, she’s fundamentally done it in during a really final minute. She’s on a good run during a impulse and is underneath a slightest vigour – something that will make her a risk for each opponent.”

Not usually Julia Görges finds it a empathize that Ashleigh Barty will not be appearing in Guadalajara. The pretension hilt and universe No. 1 from Australia – a leader of a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in April, was a transparent hero of a “Porsche Race to a WTA Finals”. She has but abstained from travelling to Mexico, something Julia Görges can good understand: “She was on a highway this year for roughly 7 months and was not means to go behind home due to a really limiting Australian aurora policy. In this impassioned mental situation, she won 5 tournaments including Wimbledon, some-more than any other player. It’s an extraordinary achievement. The fact that she didn’t wish to go into quarantine once again usually to play a WTA Finals is something we can good understand. Even yet a No. 1 is missing, we’ll still suffer a stirring and high-class Finals.”


The players: Anett Kontaveit, Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sakkari, Aryna Sabalenka, Barbora Krejcikova, Karolina Pliskova, Iga Swiatek, Paula Badosa (l-r)

The Akron WTA Finals

The finals will be staged in a Pan American Tennis Center in Guadalajara. After a Mexican city stepped in during brief notice for Shenzhen, it will be a initial time a contest is hold in Latin America. In 2022, a WTA Finals will lapse to a Chinese high-tech metropolis. As a partial a successful longstanding partnership with a WTA, this year is a seventh time already that Porsche has been a partner of a WTA Finals. “We’re gay that a prestigious 2021 Finals can take place once again this year,” says Deniz Keskin, Director of Brand Management and Partnerships during Porsche AG. “Despite a short-term formulation due to a pestilence we and a Porsche Latin America auxiliary are looking brazen expectantly to an sparkling eventuality for all a tennis fans and a customers.”

Players: the players have competent for a long-established season-ending finals around a “Porsche Race to a WTA Finals” consisting of 54 tournaments including a 4 grand slams:
Chichén Iztá group: Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus), Maria Sakkari (Greece), Iga Swiatek (Poland), Paula Badosa (Spain).
Teotihuacán group: Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic), Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic), leader of a 2018 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Garbine Muguruza (Spain), Anett Kontaveit (Estonia).
The 8 tip doubles teams have also qualified.

Mode: the contest will be played as a turn robin in both groups, whereby a tip dual players will allege to a semifinals. The singles leader will accept a Billie Jean King Trophy and a winning doubles pairing will be awarded a Martina Navratilova Trophy.

History: the WTA Finals were hold for a initial time in Bacon Raton/Florida in 1972. The leader during a time was Chris Evert. The many successful actor in a story of a contest is Martina Navratilova with 7 singles titles. The initial German leader was Sylvia Hanika in 1982. Steffi Graf, a many successful German, won a pretension on 5 occasions (1987, 1989. 1993, 1995, 1996) – in a 1995 final opposite Anke Huber, now a Operating Tournament Director of a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.


Porsche has been an central partner of a WTA Finals ever given 1974

Porsche in Tennis

Porsche has been sponsoring a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix ever given 1978 and has also been a organiser given 2002. In a final opinion to take place, a contest in Stuttgart’s Porsche Arena was selected by a players as their favourite eventuality in a category. Within a range of a tellurian partnership with a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Porsche is also a pretension partner of a “Porsche Race to a WTA Finals”, a central subordinate ranking for a WTA Finals. The Stuttgart-based sports automobile manufacturer is also a disdainful automotive partner of a WTA, a season-ending WTA Finals and of this year’s WTA tournaments in Lyon (France), St. Petersburg (Russia), Berlin and Bad Homburg (Germany), Cincinnati (USA), Linz (Austria) and a dual events in Cluj (Romania). As a reward partner of a “Deutsche Tennis Bund” (DTB – German Tennis Association), a association supports Porsche Team Germany in a Billie Jean King Cup (formerly a Fed Cup) and fosters up-and-coming players in a Porsche Talent Team and a Porsche Junior Team. Angelique Kerber, Julia Görges and Maria Sharapova give Porsche a face in tennis as Brand Ambassadors.