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Birmingham Gallery

Check out pictures from the first grass court tournament of the season, the AEGON Classic.

Published June 14, 2009 12:00

A ballkid went to grab a ball from the slick grass courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham.
A ballkid went to grab a ball from the slick grass courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham.
Her custom-designed shoes bouncing off the courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club, Maria Sharapova won her quarterfinal match against Yanina Wickmayer.
Her custom-designed shoes bouncing off the courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club, Maria Sharapova won her quarterfinal match against Yanina Wickmayer.
Yanina Wickmayer reached her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final at the AEGON Classic a year ago but this time fell to Maria Sharapova in the quarters.
Yanina Wickmayer reached her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final at the AEGON Classic a year ago but this time fell to Maria Sharapova in the quarters.
Melinda Czink, the No.16 seed at the AEGON Classic, was stopped by an unseeded Sania Mirza in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
Melinda Czink, the No.16 seed at the AEGON Classic, was stopped by an unseeded Sania Mirza in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
Stefanie Voegele had her best career week but it came to an end to Li Na, who beat the Swiss rising star in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
Stefanie Voegele had her best career week but it came to an end to Li Na, who beat the Swiss rising star in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
Urszula Radwanska had upset No.10 seed Maria Kirilenko in the early rounds but couldn't handle No.13 seed Magdalena Rybarikova in the quarterfinals.
Urszula Radwanska had upset No.10 seed Maria Kirilenko in the early rounds but couldn't handle No.13 seed Magdalena Rybarikova in the quarterfinals.
In the first semifinal, Maria Sharapova lost to China's Li Na in straight sets, her first loss in the pair's six career meetings.
In the first semifinal, Maria Sharapova lost to China's Li Na in straight sets, her first loss in the pair's six career meetings.
China's Li Na threw her arms in the air after beating Maria Sharapova to reach her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles final on grass.
China's Li Na threw her arms in the air after beating Maria Sharapova to reach her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles final on grass.
Sania Mirza had beaten Magdalena Rybarikova in their only previous meeting but succumbed to the Slovak in three see-saw sets their semifinal match.
Sania Mirza had beaten Magdalena Rybarikova in their only previous meeting but succumbed to the Slovak in three see-saw sets their semifinal match.
Magdalena Rybarikova held off Sania Mirza in three sets to reach her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final of any kind at the AEGON Classic.
Magdalena Rybarikova held off Sania Mirza in three sets to reach her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final of any kind at the AEGON Classic.
Magdalena Rybarikova signed autographs after her semifinal win over Sania Mirza on Saturday.
Magdalena Rybarikova signed autographs after her semifinal win over Sania Mirza on Saturday.
Li Na signed autographs after her semifinal win over Maria Sharapova on Saturday.
Li Na signed autographs after her semifinal win over Maria Sharapova on Saturday.
Magdalena Rybarikova hoisted the trophy after beating Li Na in the AEGON Classic final. It was her very first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title.
Magdalena Rybarikova hoisted the trophy after beating Li Na in the AEGON Classic final. It was her very first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title.
Americans Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears reached the doubles final but fell short to the world No.1 pair.
Americans Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears reached the doubles final but fell short to the world No.1 pair.
Cara Black and Liezel Huber won their fourth Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title of the year together at the AEGON Classic.
Cara Black and Liezel Huber won their fourth Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title of the year together at the AEGON Classic.
  • A ballkid went to grab a ball from the slick grass courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham.
  • Her custom-designed shoes bouncing off the courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club, Maria Sharapova won her quarterfinal match against Yanina Wickmayer.
  • Yanina Wickmayer reached her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final at the AEGON Classic a year ago but this time fell to Maria Sharapova in the quarters.
  • Melinda Czink, the No.16 seed at the AEGON Classic, was stopped by an unseeded Sania Mirza in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
  • Stefanie Voegele had her best career week but it came to an end to Li Na, who beat the Swiss rising star in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
  • Urszula Radwanska had upset No.10 seed Maria Kirilenko in the early rounds but couldn't handle No.13 seed Magdalena Rybarikova in the quarterfinals.
  • In the first semifinal, Maria Sharapova lost to China's Li Na in straight sets, her first loss in the pair's six career meetings.
  • China's Li Na threw her arms in the air after beating Maria Sharapova to reach her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles final on grass.
  • Sania Mirza had beaten Magdalena Rybarikova in their only previous meeting but succumbed to the Slovak in three see-saw sets their semifinal match.
  • Magdalena Rybarikova held off Sania Mirza in three sets to reach her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final of any kind at the AEGON Classic.
  • Magdalena Rybarikova signed autographs after her semifinal win over Sania Mirza on Saturday.
  • Li Na signed autographs after her semifinal win over Maria Sharapova on Saturday.
  • Magdalena Rybarikova hoisted the trophy after beating Li Na in the AEGON Classic final. It was her very first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title.
  • Americans Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears reached the doubles final but fell short to the world No.1 pair.
  • Cara Black and Liezel Huber won their fourth Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title of the year together at the AEGON Classic.
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