More about the year 1997
Martina Hingis returns to Filderstadt as a world star and lives up to her reputation as the world No. 1 by winning the tournament for the second time in succession. This time she is allowed to drive the car herself. For the first time in its history, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix isn’t televised by the Süddeutsche Rundfunk (SDR) TV channel. Host broadcaster is now Deutsche Sportfernsehen (DSF) together with the national ARD channel.