STARNBERG, May 13, 2020
The draw for the DTB German Pro Series was announced on Wednesday. 32 men will open the competition in the week of June 8 in eight groups of four players. The matches of the DTB German Men Series will be played in Troisdorf, Überlingen, Großhesselohe and Neuss. 24 women will join the action one week later as part of the DTB German Ladies Series to be held with six groups of four in Darmstadt, Versmold and Stuttgart.
The group stage will take place in a round-robin format with two groups played at one venue. The top four of each venue will qualify for the intermediate stage followed by the semi-finals and the finals.
World No. 34 Jan-Lennard Struff leads Group 4 and will face Mats Moraing, Benito Sanchez Martinez and Peter Heller in Neuss. World No. 68 Laura Siegemund will be the top-ranked women in action. She will take on Laura Schaeder, Alexandra Vecic and Carina Witthöft in Group 3 in Stuttgart.
“It is nice that the series will start soon. This is a great sign for everyone and a great motivation at the same time. We have a great mix of women in the field from players with a WTA ranking to next-generation talents and wildcard players,” said DTB Head of Women’s Tennis Barbara Rittner.
Germany’s Davis Cup captain Michael Kohlmann added: “The series gives many players the opportunity to play competitive tennis again, keeping them fit and ready when the international tennis tours will resume.”
In times of the corona pandemic, all matches will be played under special conditions. The health of the players and everyone involved, as well as compliance with the requirements of the federal and state governments have top priority. Matches are only played with a chair umpire but without line judges and ball kids.
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