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Washington DC Gallery: Sloane On A Mission

In her home nation's capital, wtatennis.com's resident blogger for the week is all business.

Published August 01, 2012 12:00

Melanie Oudin took some time out to visit the Citi suites and sign autographs at the Citi booth.
Melanie Oudin took some time out to visit the Citi suites and sign autographs at the Citi booth.
Melanie Oudin took a big step back towards the top of the game this year with her first WTA title.
Melanie Oudin took a big step back towards the top of the game this year with her first WTA title.
Michelle Larcher de Brito came out of qualifying and took out Mirjana Lucic in the first round.
Michelle Larcher de Brito came out of qualifying and took out Mirjana Lucic in the first round.
Michelle Larcher de Brito also had some fun off of the court, during a special chef's challenge.
Michelle Larcher de Brito also had some fun off of the court, during a special chef's challenge.
Michelle Larcher de Brito wasn't alone there - men's No.3 seed Kevin Anderson attended as well.
Michelle Larcher de Brito wasn't alone there - men's No.3 seed Kevin Anderson attended as well.
The No.3 seed on the women's side, Sloane Stephens, was in for a battle in her opening match.
The No.3 seed on the women's side, Sloane Stephens, was in for a battle in her opening match.
Sloane Stephens battled over two hours to beat Sesil Karatantcheva in a see-saw match, 63 26 61.
Sloane Stephens battled over two hours to beat Sesil Karatantcheva in a see-saw match, 63 26 61.
Sloane Stephens is one of the WTA's newest Top 50 players, and wtatennis.com's blogger this week.
Sloane Stephens is one of the WTA's newest Top 50 players, and wtatennis.com's blogger this week.
Olga Govortsova and Vera Dushevina glammed up for the Citi Open player party on Sunday night.
Olga Govortsova and Vera Dushevina glammed up for the Citi Open player party on Sunday night.
Olga Govortsova also posed with Alla Kudryavtseva. The two are the top seeds in doubles this week.
Olga Govortsova also posed with Alla Kudryavtseva. The two are the top seeds in doubles this week.
Speaking of top seeds, the No.1 seed in the singles draw is Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Speaking of top seeds, the No.1 seed in the singles draw is Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
American rising star Vania King and American veteran Michael Russell signing at the USTA booth.
American rising star Vania King and American veteran Michael Russell signing at the USTA booth.
  • Melanie Oudin took some time out to visit the Citi suites and sign autographs at the Citi booth.
  • Melanie Oudin took a big step back towards the top of the game this year with her first WTA title.
  • Michelle Larcher de Brito came out of qualifying and took out Mirjana Lucic in the first round.
  • Michelle Larcher de Brito also had some fun off of the court, during a special chef's challenge.
  • Michelle Larcher de Brito wasn't alone there - men's No.3 seed Kevin Anderson attended as well.
  • The No.3 seed on the women's side, Sloane Stephens, was in for a battle in her opening match.
  • Sloane Stephens battled over two hours to beat Sesil Karatantcheva in a see-saw match, 63 26 61.
  • Sloane Stephens is one of the WTA's newest Top 50 players, and wtatennis.com's blogger this week.
  • Olga Govortsova and Vera Dushevina glammed up for the Citi Open player party on Sunday night.
  • Olga Govortsova also posed with Alla Kudryavtseva. The two are the top seeds in doubles this week.
  • Speaking of top seeds, the No.1 seed in the singles draw is Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
  • American rising star Vania King and American veteran Michael Russell signing at the USTA booth.
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