Garcia-Mladenovic defeated Sania-Hingis to win Stuttgart Grand Prix tournament in Germany

Apr 25, 2016 10:10 IST

Garcia-Mladenovic French pair of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic on 24 April 2016 won women’s doubles final of the Stuttgart Grand Prix tournament.

In the final held at Stuttgart in Germany, the French duo defeated the Indo-Swiss pair of top seeded pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis 6-2, 1-6, 6-10.

On the other hand, the women’s singles title was won by Angelique Kerber of Germany. In the final clash, the reigning Australian Open champion Kerber defeated her countrywoman Laura Siegemund 6-4, 6-0.

Stuttgart Grand Prix tournament

Stuttgart Grand Prix tournament is a women's tennis tournament played on indoor clay courts. First played in 1978, it is Europe's oldest indoor women's event and is the lone indoor clay tournament on the calendar.

The winner of the event at the Porsche Arena receives a Porsche 911 Carrera sports car in addition to a prize sum. Martina Navratilova is the tournament record holder with six singles titles and eight doubles titles. Other Stuttgart titlists include former World No.1s Tracy Austin, Kim Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic and Maria Sharapova, who won the title for the third straight time in 2014 - the first time in her career she became an event's three-time champion.

Previous Winners

Year

Singles

Doubles

2016   

Angelique Kerber

 

Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic

2015

Angelique Kerber

Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani

2014

Maria Sharapova

Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani

2013   

Maria Sharapova

Sabine Lisicki / Mona Barthel

2012   

 

Maria Sharapova

Iveta Melzer / Barbora Strycova

2011   

 

Julia Goerges

Samantha Stosur / Sabine Lisicki

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