Sony Open in Photos: Kamke ousts Del Potro, Sharapova thru
MIAMI, FL (March 23, 2013) — Friday at the Sony Open saw sunshine, rain, a power outage on Stadium court and hey, even some great tennis!
The surprise of the day came when Tobias Kamke handed last week’s BNP Paribas Open finalist Juan Martin del Potro a straight set defeat, 7-6(5), 6-1. Luckily, the Argentine felt no pain in his wrist and didn’t make any excuses of fatigue for his loss, but rather, called it “just a bad day.” To Kamke’s credit, he played one of his cleanest matches on tour, securing only his second top 10 win of his career, after defeating Tomas Berdych back in 2010.
Aside from the tennis, other grounds activities have taken place all week for fans and tennis players to enjoy, and Friday was no exception. Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Lilly Watters and Idelys Martinez came to the Sony Open entertainment stage to show ATP player Bernard Tomic a few of their well-known kicks, and he even joined in on some of the fun.
Below are Tennis Grandstand’s “Best Shots of the Day” by our photographer Christopher Levy, including match play, Tomic’s cheerleading skills, and Venus Williams‘ practice session.