Stuttgart Gallery: In The Driver's Seat
Maria Sharapova was in the driver's seat at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart - literally. Check out some of the best pics from Finals Day of the Premier-level tournament right here!
Published April 29, 2013 12:00
In a singles final between the Top 2 seeds, Li Na served to No.1 seed Maria Sharapova on Sunday.
Sharapova had lost to Li the last time they played, 62 62 - she knew she had to change it up here.
Li put up a very strong challenge, but at the end of the day her opponent was just too in form.
Sharapova beat Li in straights, 64 63, to successfully defend her Porsche Tennis Grand Prix title.
Sharapova and Li posed with their trophies - the World No.2 improved to 9-5 against the World No.5.
Sharapova is the first player to win back-to-back titles here since it switched to clay in 2009.
One of the perks of winning the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is taking away, well, a brand new Porsche.
Sharapova took her brand new Porsche for a spin alongside Matthias Müller, the CEO of Porsche AG.
Earlier in the week in Stuttgart, Sharapova was named Porsche's first ever brand ambassador.
After the singles final, Mona Barthel and Sabine Lisicki captured the doubles title in Stuttgart.