bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match views of the protagonists...
Christian Gentner: In the current situation, what matters most are results. We did not expect to score six goals every week. We knew that this would be a hard game. Hertha started very well and it was important to survive this opening phase well, then we also had one or two chances. After the break, we did really well and then fortunately took the lead. After that, we conceded too much, though, and we've got to avoid that. We woudn't have been able to complain if they'd equalised, but Sven Ulreich kept us in the game sensationally. Overall, it was a fortunate, but perhaps not fully undeserved win."
William Kvist: Hertha put us under a lot of pressure often and they played a good game. It was important for us to keep a cool head. We had to be patient and we did that, scoring a goal out of only a few chances.
Hertha have a good team with a lot of attacking quality. We tried to close the gaps and we ran a lot, and we were rewarded for it. Of course we're delighted to be taking three points back to Stuttgart.
Stuttgart are tough opponents and dangerous from set-pieces. They showed that. If you don't score, then that's just not enough because you can always concede one at the back.
We didn't take our chances, the best team lost today. We've got to put it behind us quickly. It's bitter, but we've got to get it out of our heads because we showed we were the better team. We've got to carry on this way. We just failed to get the decisive - deserved - goal. But we were self-confident and we've got to take our chances in future.
We gave it a go and usually we should have scored a few goals today. We had many chances and usually we manage it, but not today. We just didn't score and goals make the difference. We've got to remain positive. This was just one game.