The opening ceremony saw the star-studded Porsche Tennis Grand Prix field take to center court.
Andrea Petkovic at the opening ceremony. Petkovic is one of Germany's biggest stars, a former No.9.
Angelique Kerber at the opening ceremony. Kerber is Germany's No.1, ranked No.6 in the world.
And a pair of former World No.1s from Serbia, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, at the ceremony.
Petkovic was given a warm greeting for her first round match Tuesday, though she lost to Ivanovic.
Another German star and 2011 Stuttgart champion, Julia Goerges, won her first round match Wednesday.
The Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova beat young German Annika Beck in three tough sets on Wednesday.
Kerber overcame an 0-2 head-to-head against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova with a 60 64 win Thursday.
Two other Germans, Mona Barthel and Sabine Lisicki, put together a title-winning week in doubles.
Sania Mirza at a clinic hosted by Wilson, to demonstrate and showcase its Trakman technology.
Wilson's new system enables players to add over 200 RPMs on their shots without changing their swing.
Wilson staff were on hand to describe what goes into the testing and development of their racquets.
Mirza spoke to the media at the clinic. She would eventually reach the doubles final in Stuttgart.
Maria Sharapova at a meet and greet with Xerox guests and VIPs after her semifinal win Saturday.
Porsche's Christian Dau and the tournament's Anke Huber and Markus Guenthardt with Stacey Allaster.