Anyone for tennis? How about a new Cayenne Coupe?
Boy, life ain't fair sometimes. Most of us have to work our daily grinds with the hope of maybe someday owning our dream car. Then some people not only get to do what they love for a living, but get their sweet new wheels handed to them. Like Ashleigh Barty, for example.
The 23-year-old Australian tennis phenom just won the Porsche Race to Shenzen – the official qualification event for the upcoming WTA (Women's Tennis Association) Finals. So not only does she get to compete in the top tournament, but she won a new Cayenne Coupe in the process.
Not that she doesn't deserve it – we're sure that she's worked very hard to get to where she is – or that we aren't happy with our jobs, writing about cars for a living. But the icing on this particular cake looks pretty sweet indeed. And Barty isn't the first to score a new set of Porsche's latest for her exploits on the court.
Earlier this year, for example, Petra Kvitova (who'll also be playing in the tournament finals) won a new 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet for winning the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, and last year Karolina Pliskova won a Boxster GTS.
"We'd like to warmly congratulate Ashleigh Barty on winning the 'Porsche Race to Shenzhen'. Her prize of the athletic Cayenne Coupe is the fitting reward for her magnificent tennis performances this season," said Porsche sales/marketing chief Detlev von Platen.
"After such an exciting year, I'm incredibly honored to have also won the 'Porsche Race to Shenzhen'," added Barty. "I really hope I can keep this momentum for the WTA Finals and play my best tennis here at the end of what has already been a very special WTA season for me." However she performs in the tournament, though, she'll get to keep the Cayenne Coupe.