More about the year 2001
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is 25 and celebrates with the best main draw field in its history — eight Top 10 players are in the line-up. And the former queen, Martina Navrátilová, didn’t have to have her arm twisted to return. Partnering Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the doubles, she makes a short-lived but emotional comeback. The duo is defeated in the first round by Hingis/Kournikova, the representatives of a new tennis generation. In the spirit of the anniversary, the spectators are also in a celebratory mood. Anke Huber makes her final appearance in Filderstadt and, despite her quarterfinal loss, is befittingly bid a touching farewell. For happier reasons, the spectators rise to Lindsay Davenport — she wins the final against Justine Henin.