Video: Sharapova and German stars shine in Stuttgart

by: Jonathan Scott April 24, 2013

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The Porsche Grand Prix women's event is going on this week in Stuttgart, and the WTA Live All-Access Hour featured a supremely winsome quintet of Deutsch ladies. Andrea Petkovic led the way, rocking the mic while introducing and expounding on her personal histories with each of her compatriots, Angelique Kerber, Julia Goerges, Mona Barthel, and Sabine Lisicki. I defy you to watch the clip below and not smile and chuckle constantly:

What a great group. They seem quite warm together—or at least warmed up by Petkovic. Recall that there was this fairly frosty handshake between Kerber and Barthel earlier in 2013.

Maria Sharapova and Li Na also appear, with the former—the Stuttgart event's defending champ—talking at the clip's 13-minute mark about how she celebrated her 26th birthday belatedly with "lots of sangria." Red sangria, that is. At a friend's house. (No word in the interview as to whether one Grigor Dimitrov was there.)

Who do you think will stake her claim to the Stuttgart title and a brand-new Porsche car? That green-dream convertible ride in the WTA Live clip definitely gets my proverbial engine going.

Got a thought, a tip, or a point to make? Hit me on Twitter @jonscott9.

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