Katarzyna Piter

WTA Nürnberg Photo Gallery: Best Photos from Qualies Saturday

(June 8, 2013) The WTA event in Nürnberg is kicking off its first year and is now the second tournament being played in Germany in addition to Stuttgart.

This year’s No. 1 seed is former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic who is just coming off of a quarterfinal run in Roland Garros. She took a last minute wildcard, and with a good performance in Nürnberg may be able to overtake the 12th spot from her compatriot Ana Ivanovic in the Wimbledon seedings later this month. Joining her as fellow wildcards are former top 10 player Andrea Petkovic and another German Dinah Pfizenmaier.

The qualification first round kicked off today and below you’ll find photos of Anna-Lena Friedsam, Dia Evtimova, Aleksandra Krunic, Diana Marcinkevica, Chiara Scholl, Raluca Olaru, Katarzyna Piter, Tereza Smitkova, Valeria Solovyeva, Carina Witthoeft and Maryna Zanevska.

Check back tomorrow and all week for more Nürnberg galleries from our Tennis Grandstand photographer, Rick Gleijm

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WTA Katowice Saturday Tennis Gallery: Veterans and Young Talents Take Stage

KATOWICE (April 6, 2013) — Tennis Grandstand photographer Rick Gleijm kicks off our week-long photo gallery coverage of the BNP Paribas Katowice Open on Saturday with round one qualifications. Future young talents as well as a few veterans took the courts with players including Valeria Savinykh, Magda Linette, Marie Bouzkova, Aravane Rezai, Jill Craybas, Katarzyna Piter, Paula Kania, Renata Voracova, Sandra Zahlavova and Shahar Peer.

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