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How does Samantha Stosser get the Stuttgart Sands to Australia? ·

Former Australian batsman Samantha Stozer He sang the praises of Manal at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

By Florian Goosman

Last modified: April 16, 2024, 10:39 pm

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The Stuttgart sand used year after year at the Porsche Arena is special. It's no surprise that tennis' elite are fighting for starting spots – again this year eight of the top ten players are serving in the tour's only indoor clay tournament.

What is special about the competition? Former top 5 player Samantha Stozer has now spoken about this.

He admitted on “The Sit-Down” podcast that he avoided Stuttgart for a long time. However, when she was ranked high enough to make it to the main field, she realized: “Why did I do it? I love this competition!” Looking back, “Slammin' Sammy” describes his abstinence as a “huge mistake.”

“The arena is great, the crowd is amazing!”. The same goes for the food – after all, in the catering area you are eating with all the big sponsors and partners, so you get everything.

Porsche Arena “Truly Loved”

Then there is the clay court, which was replaced after it was postponed until the spring of 2009 to start the clay court season. She “really loved” this place. Sammy's thought: “If I ever build a tennis court at my house, I'll use Stuttgart sand.”

No wonder: In 2010, Stozer reached the final directly in his first appearance at the Stuttgart Ashes, and he also reached the final at Roland-Carros.

Only one question remains unanswered: Why didn't the 2011 US Open winner order some sand? Funding requirements must be a total of more than USD 20 million in prize money. If in doubt, even to a second court.

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