More about the year 1993
Mary Pierce takes the Centre Court at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix by storm. Born in Canada, the French-American plays with all-out aggression and without a preference or disliking for any particular court surface — but always with great passion. Behind the scenes in Filderstadt, a major decision is made – the title sponsor Porsche and the tournament promotor Dieter Fischer extend their contract for an additional four years. Something that can by no means be taken for granted given the economically difficult times at the sports car manufacturer. However, it is, as we today know, the right decision.