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In Photos: Wimbledon Day One Qualies with Sock, Williams, Rice

(June 17, 2013) Day One of the Wimbledon men’s qualifying tournament wrapped up on Monday, and saw some surprises including top seed Dudi Sela being ousted.

The day’s winners included David Rice of Great Britain as he defeated German Sebastian Rieschick, 6-3, 6-2; Aussie James Duckworth overpowered Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, 6-3, 6-1; American Rhyne Williams worked Victor Crivoi over, 6-2, 6-4; and Canadian Steven Diez had a close win against Fabiano De Paula, 7-6(6), 7-5.

American hopeful Jack Sock and Brit Dan Evans both lost in the first round.

Photos of all these players and more in the Monday gallery by Tennis Grandstand photographer Christopher Levy below.

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Sony Open in Photos: Muguruza ousts Wozniacki; Tsonga, Li Na thru

MIAMI, FL (March 24, 2013) — Saturday at the Sony Open witnessed a few surprises as young players took center stage. Teenager Garbine Muguruza defeated world No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, while 19-year-old Ajla Tomljanovic defeated former top 10 player Andrea Petkovic after being dealt a first-set bagel. Venus Williams was also forced to retire prior to her match against Sloane Stephens for pain in her lower back, but hopes to make her next stop in Charleston.

On the men’s side, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga escaped a tough tiebreaker in the first set against Viktor Troicki, to win 7-6(6), 6-3, while Sam Querrey commanded Lukasz Kubot in three, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

In women’s doubles, the pairing of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova defeated Muguruza and Francesca Schiavone it two tight sets, 7-6(5), 7-5.

Below are Tennis Grandstand’s “Best Shots of the Day” by our photographer Christopher Levy that includes the matches above, an exclusive from Venus Williams’ press conference, and a few select shots of player practices with Andy Murray and Andrea Petkovic.

WTA Strasbourg Day 5 recap and photos: Francesca Schiavone, Alize Cornet to meet in finals

By Romana Cvitkovic

Tennis Grandstand photographer Rick Gleijm is in Strasbourg, France covering the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg tournament live all week. The singles and doubles finals are set and will feature Italian Francesca Schiavone against Alize Cornet, and the number 1 doubles seed of Nicole Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova taking on number two seed Olga Govortsova and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik.

[W] Alize Cornet d. Pauline Parmentier 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
[2] Francesca Schiavone d. Sloane Stephens 7-5, 6-1

[1] Nicole Grandin/Vladimira Uhlirova d [4] Timea Babos/Su-Wei Hsieh 0-6, 6-2, 12-10

Check back tomorrow for finals coverage direct from center court by our photographer Rick Gleijm! Scroll down for today’s full gallery of over 70 photos.

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