Rome Gallery: Off-Court Fun At Foro Italico 1
The WTA stars were out in full force on the weekend to spread the Internazionali BNL d'Italia buzz.
Published May 15, 2012 12:00
WTA and ATP World Tour stars gathered at the Piazza di Spagna, or Spanish Steps, for the draw ceremony.
The ATP World Tour stars on hand were World No.4 Andy Murray and Italians Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini.
The WTA stars were former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic and Italians Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone.
Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone are two of four Italians in the Top 25. Ana Ivanovic is at No.15.
While some were enjoying off-court activities on the weekend, Andrea Hlavackova was battling in the qualies.
Li Na, who won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open last year, met the press over the weekend.
Maria Sharapova, who won Rome last year and has since made it all the way up to No.2, met the press as well.
The tennis balls used for a very special purpose on the courts of the Foro Italico on Sunday afternoon.
Petra Kvitova and some of her closest friends tried to set a new record for most participants in a rally.
Jelena Jankovic, a two-time winner in Rome, was one of the WTA stars taking part in the record attempt.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Petra Kvitova at the record attempt. They will play each other Tuesday.
Agnieszka Radwanska has reached the quarterfinals or better at all nine tournaments she has played in 2012.