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Best Photos - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix; Stuttgart 2018

Kachi Wachuku in WTA Photos 4 May 2018
  • Latest photos from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix live from 23 - 29 April
  • Karolina Pliskova defeats Vandeweghe in straight sets to claim the Stuttgart title
Winner Karolina Pliskova kisses her trophy as she poses with her new Porsche Boxster car. (credit: Thomas KIENZLE / AFP )

The stars align at the first big clay court event on the WTA calendar. As usual the field features a host of top-10 players and former champions battling for the illustrious Stuttgart crown.

5th seed Karolina Pliskova handily defeats clay court specialist Bertens 6-2 6-2 to begin her Stuttgart campain. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) 

3x champion Maria Sharapova is knocked out by no.7 seed Caroline Garcia in the first round. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The Frenchwoman fought back despite being two points from defeat in the second set to claim victory 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Home hope Julia Gorges shows her frustration while trailing Vondrousova in her opening round match. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

World No.73 Marketa Vondrousova stuns the German in straight sets 6-2 6-2 to move through to the Round of 16 in Stuttgart. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Defending champion Laura Siegemund returns to the scene of her biggest victory with a win over Strycova to kick-off her title defense  (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Coco Vandeweghe has no mercy on compatriot Stephens, blasting past the Miami champion with the loss of just one game 6-1 6-0 in Round one. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

World No.1 Simona Halep overcomes a scare in the first round after rallying from a set down to beat the ever dangerous Magdalena Rybarikova 4-6 6-2 6-3. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

No.3 seed Elina Svitolina comes from a set down to get the better of Vondrousova who is forced to retire in the deciding set 2-6 6-1 3-2. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Massive hitter Vandeweghe ends the title defense of Siegemund courtesy of a three set victory in the Round of 16. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Roland Garros champion Ostapenko is too solid for Diyas in the second round - easing past the Kazakh 6-3 6-0 to book her spot in the last 8. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Home favourite Angelique Kerber waves to the crowd after retired due to a right thigh injury down 0-6 0-2 to Kontaveit in the second round. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Kontaveit gets the better of Kerber once more taking their head to head record to 2-0 in her favour to advance to the Stuttgart quarterfinals. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) 

Injury woes strike again for 2nd seed Garbine Muguruza who retires with injury after dropping the fist set 5-7 to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

World No.1 Halep falls to the fire power of Vandeweghe in the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Vandeweghe records her third successive victory over a World No.1, after dismissing Halep 6-4 6-1 to advance to her first career semi-final on clay. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) 

Garcia produces another superb comeback performance to defeat familiar foe Svitolina 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 in the quarterfinals. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Kontaveit outlasts Pavlyuchenkova in a three set battle 7-5 6-7(6) 6-4 to progress to the Stuttgart semis. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Roland Garros champion Ostapenko enjoys a blistering start against Pliskova in the quarterfinals but loses despite taking the first set. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

No.5 seed Pliskova fights off the Latvian to triumph 5-6 7-5 6-4 and move through to the semis. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Surprise semifinalist Vandeweghe knocks out 6th seed Garcia 6-4 6-2 to power through to the Stuttgart final for the first time. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Kontaveit challenges a call during her semi-final match against Pliskova but the Estonian is unable to match the 5th seed's massive ball striking. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Karolina Pliskova advances to her first Stuttgart final courtesy of a 6-4 6-2 win over Kontaveit. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) 

CoCo Vandeweghe reacts to losing a point to Pliskova in the Stuttgart final in a match of very close margins. (Photo by Thomas KIENZLE / AFP) 

In the end, it's Pliskova who triumphs over the American 7-6 6-4 to win her first Porsche Tennis Grand Prix trophy. (Photo by Thomas KIENZLE / AFP) 

 The runner up and winner pose with Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG, Wolfgang Porsche after the singles final match. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Titlist Karolina Pliskova celebrates with her new silverware. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Karolina Pliskova with her trophy and her new Porsche car. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) 

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