Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, and Angelique Kerber Likely to Play Clay Court Event Following Miami Open 2021

Published 02/25/2021, 8:21 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Jennifer Brady of the U.S. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


The 2021 season got off to a great start with the successful completion of the Australian Open 2021. However, it was just the start and fans will witness some really exciting tennis in the upcoming months as well. The WTA has announced the Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart once again. Interestingly, World No.2 Naomi Osaka might also play there.

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The WTA Stuttgart Open couldn’t take place last season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though the conditions are really tough this year as well, tournament director Markus Günthardt believes that the management can successfully hold the tournament this time.

A net with the WTA logo during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center. August 15th, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“Organizing an event like the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in these times is a great challenge for everyone involved,” began Günthardt. “But we are making every effort to enable the tournament to be held and not only attract the tennis fans to return a piece of normalcy.”

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The tournament will take place on the clay court and will take place between April 17 to April 25, 2021.

Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, and Angelique Kerber will most likely make the tournament more exhilarating

The tournament will surely attract a large number of viewers since organizers are planning to have Australian Open 2021 winner Naomi Osaka at the tournament. World No.1 Ashleigh Barty is also on the list of the management.

Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her final match against Jennifer Brady of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Apart from them, the organizers also want former World No.1, Angelique Kerber, to play at the tournament as the homegrown attraction. Kerber has already won the event twice in 2015 and 2016.

Adding to the star power, Petra Kvitova will begin as the defending champion.

Germany’s Angelique Kerber in action during her first-round match against Bernarda Pera of the U.S. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Even though there are speculations about whether the tournament will take place in front of spectators or not, Günthardt has said that they will try to ensure all the safety conditions necessary to allow spectators in.

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“We have, I believe, developed an excellent hygiene concept and are therefore well prepared to create safe conditions for everyone involved,” added the tournament director.

Fans will certainly be looking forward to watching some electrifying tennis in Stuttgart this year. Who do you think will win the WTA Stuttgart Open 2021?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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