Olga Savchuk

WTA Nürnberg Photo Gallery: Practice Sessions, Press Conference

(June 9, 2013) The WTA International event in Nürnberg continued its qualifying action today, as several main draw ladies hit the practice courts. No. 8 seed Annika Beck and wildcard Dinah Pfizenmaier held a joint press conference prior to the start of main draw play scheduled on Monday.

As Nürnberg celebrates its inaugural year young German Beck had nothing but praise for the event.

“The facility is super nice,” she said with a smile. “The courts are great. I cannot complain.”

Given the rarity of German WTA players being able to play at a home tournaments, Pfizenmaier commented on the positive effect this has.

“The fact that there is a second German tournament in addition to Stuttgart is great,” she stated. “The support of the spectators is much larger which gives more energy to the players.”

The final round of qualifying kicks off tomorrow, as well as the first round of main draw play, which will see Beck, Alize Cornet, Lucie Safarova and Julia Goerges among others.

Today’s gallery also includes Arantxa Rus, Olga Savchuk, Grace Min, Simona Halep and more.

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