One of the things that I like about the US Open is the media buzz and thanks to one of my Facebook friends I found a great article created especially for the Open. You can find it here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/08/29/magazine/womens-tennis.html
The video features Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams, Elena Dementieva, Kim Clijsters, Jelena Jankovic, Samantha Stosur and Vera Zvonareva. The video is produced by the best newspaper in the world: The New York Times.
The article that goes with it is about the hard hitters in tennis. The article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/08/29/magazine/tennis-hard-hitters.html
Photo shoots don’t come much bigger than this. Bright lights, incredible cameras and glitter-laden tennis balls awaited Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Elena Dementieva, Vera Zvonareva, Sam Stosur, Jelena Jankovic and Victoria Azarenka on the set of the New York Times photo shoot ahead of this year’s US Open. Decked out in glamorous fashion attire, the players looked incredible for photographer Dewey Nicks.
The making of the video can be watched here:
After a week long in Portoroz, our photographer Ralf Reinecke traveled to Denmark bringing his photo equipment for the next tournament. In some ways this reminds me of the movie “The Prince and me” with the always goodlooking Julia Stiles. Yah it’s a chick flick and yes my girlfriend made me watch that. Just like she made me watch Ghost Whisperer.
Anyhow thank Ralf Reinecke for capturing Caroline Wozniacki and the Prince of Denmark.
Did you guys know that the Prince of Denmark invested in Wozniacki’s career? Yes, he did. Like a true Prince, he is also a very noble one.
So for the second time this week I have a prodigy on my plate. Anna Chakvetadze once held the number five position of the world but has fallen to 111. Though many of us are waiting for a prodigal return of Anna to the top 10, I don’t see it happen for now. She is only 23 so keep in mind that she could bounce back at any point but I am not holding my breath.
And even though I don’t expect a comeback anytime soon, she still looks good on photo. And photographer Ralf Reinecke thinks so too.
Photographer Ralf Reinecke is currently attending the UNICEF Open in The Netherlands for TennisGrandstand. This means lots of photos of lots of good players in the next few days.
And I will start off right here with a whole bunch taken yesterday in sunny Rosmalen. Justine Henin, Dominika Cibulkova, Dinara Safina and Anastasia Rodionova and more all feature in this wonderful pictorial!
Thanks Ralf Reinecke and keep ‘em coming!
It’s true what they say: A picture is a 1000 words. And with our photographer Ralf Reinecke still running around in Madrid to send us pics, I am left wondering how many words I won’t have to write. Ralf possesses the uncanny talent to capture world’s finest at their best!
Roger Federer beat David Ferrer 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to set up the dream finale against archnemesis Rafael Nadal.
Now on with the pics, this is after all a pictorial.
Oh and please do check out Lisa’s Fan Watch on Rafael Nadal.
Venus Williams and Lucie Safarova are the first semifinalists in Madrid. Lucie Safarova is getting the reputation of “giant killer” having beaten numerous top ten players in the past few weeks.
Venus Williams will be the world number 2 when the new rankings come out next week and that means the Williams’ sisters are No.1 and 2 on the WTA Tour rankings. This hasn’t happened since 2003.
Venus Williams beat Sam Stosur 6-3, 6-3 while Lucie Safarova beat Nadia Petrova 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.
Our photographer Ralf Reinecke is currently in Madrid and captured shots of Venus Williams and Lucie Safarova.
Our photographer Ralf Reinecke has done it again! He managed to capture the best players in the world, who are currently participating in Madrid, on camera and makes them look good.
He sent me pics today of Jelena Jankovic. The girl in green. It makes her look like the She-Hulk and that means that I think she’s sexy in green!!
Despite her early loss in Madrid our photographer managed to snap a few shots of a leggy Maria Sharapova. And when I say leggy I seriously mean leggy. The short skirt is a huge improvement over the dress she wore at the Australian Open I have to say.
This is what she had to say about her early exit:
“It’s a struggle trying to find the rhythm,” Sharapova said. “I thought she played really solid, good tennis and did everything she needed to win the match. More solid than me anyway.”
I talked to Marija from Womens Tennis Blog and she reworded Sharapova’s comment about her playing on clay just fine:
I always remember Sharapova’s statement that she’s like a cow on ice when playing on clay.
I don’t think she will Roland Garros any time soon.