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Tokyo Gallery: All The Tournament Pre-Buzz

Clinics, press conferences, autograph sessions and the player party - all that and more, right here!

Published September 25, 2011 12:00

Maria Sharapova, a champion at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in 2005 and 2009, warming up before the tournament.
Maria Sharapova, a champion at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in 2005 and 2009, warming up before the tournament.
WTA players joined by Tournament Director Toshio Noji and a Toray rep at the pre-tournament press conference.
WTA players joined by Tournament Director Toshio Noji and a Toray rep at the pre-tournament press conference.
Petra Kvitova, the first tennis player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam, at the pre-tournament presser.
Petra Kvitova, the first tennis player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam, at the pre-tournament presser.
Angelique Kerber met the press. Kerber is playing her first tournament since her run to the US Open semifinals.
Angelique Kerber met the press. Kerber is playing her first tournament since her run to the US Open semifinals.
Samantha Stosur, fresh off her first Grand Slam title at the US Open, met a young fan after meeting the press.
Samantha Stosur, fresh off her first Grand Slam title at the US Open, met a young fan after meeting the press.
Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber played an exhibition match against contest winners from Japanese magazine Smash.
Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber played an exhibition match against contest winners from Japanese magazine Smash.
After capturing the US Open doubles title with Lisa Raymond, Liezel Huber regained the No.1 doubles ranking.
After capturing the US Open doubles title with Lisa Raymond, Liezel Huber regained the No.1 doubles ranking.
Ana Ivanovic signed a mounted photo of herself after an autograph session for her many, many Japanese fans.
Ana Ivanovic signed a mounted photo of herself after an autograph session for her many, many Japanese fans.
Agnieszka Radwanska and Misaki Doi with former player Ai Sugiyama during the draw ceremony on Friday afternoon.
Agnieszka Radwanska and Misaki Doi with former player Ai Sugiyama during the draw ceremony on Friday afternoon.
WTA stars Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at a Sony Ericsson kids clinic.
WTA stars Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at a Sony Ericsson kids clinic.
Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki posed with the tournament mascot after Saturday morning's kids clinic.
Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki posed with the tournament mascot after Saturday morning's kids clinic.
The player party was held up on the 30th floor of the beautiful Grand Pacific Le Daiba Hotel on Friday night.
The player party was held up on the 30th floor of the beautiful Grand Pacific Le Daiba Hotel on Friday night.
Yaroslava Shvedova and Jill Craybas were among players who tried their hand at traditional Japanese instruments.
Yaroslava Shvedova and Jill Craybas were among players who tried their hand at traditional Japanese instruments.
Irina Falconi also tried the traditional Japanese instruments, which the musicians played for them earlier on.
Irina Falconi also tried the traditional Japanese instruments, which the musicians played for them earlier on.
Jelena Jankovic at the player party.
Jelena Jankovic at the player party.
Rebecca Marino at the player party.
Rebecca Marino at the player party.
Yaroslava Shvedova at the player party.
Yaroslava Shvedova at the player party.
Liezel Huber at the player party.
Liezel Huber at the player party.
Irina Falconi at the player party.
Irina Falconi at the player party.
Japanese No.1 Ayumi Morita at the party.
Japanese No.1 Ayumi Morita at the party.
  • Maria Sharapova, a champion at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in 2005 and 2009, warming up before the tournament.
  • WTA players joined by Tournament Director Toshio Noji and a Toray rep at the pre-tournament press conference.
  • Petra Kvitova, the first tennis player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam, at the pre-tournament presser.
  • Angelique Kerber met the press. Kerber is playing her first tournament since her run to the US Open semifinals.
  • Samantha Stosur, fresh off her first Grand Slam title at the US Open, met a young fan after meeting the press.
  • Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber played an exhibition match against contest winners from Japanese magazine Smash.
  • After capturing the US Open doubles title with Lisa Raymond, Liezel Huber regained the No.1 doubles ranking.
  • Ana Ivanovic signed a mounted photo of herself after an autograph session for her many, many Japanese fans.
  • Agnieszka Radwanska and Misaki Doi with former player Ai Sugiyama during the draw ceremony on Friday afternoon.
  • WTA stars Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at a Sony Ericsson kids clinic.
  • Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki posed with the tournament mascot after Saturday morning's kids clinic.
  • The player party was held up on the 30th floor of the beautiful Grand Pacific Le Daiba Hotel on Friday night.
  • Yaroslava Shvedova and Jill Craybas were among players who tried their hand at traditional Japanese instruments.
  • Irina Falconi also tried the traditional Japanese instruments, which the musicians played for them earlier on.
  • Jelena Jankovic at the player party.
  • Rebecca Marino at the player party.
  • Yaroslava Shvedova at the player party.
  • Liezel Huber at the player party.
  • Irina Falconi at the player party.
  • Japanese No.1 Ayumi Morita at the party.
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