Québec City Gallery: Off The Court In Québec

Family Day, the player party and the 20th anniversary ceremony - see all the best pics here.

Published September 12, 2012 12:00

Lindsay Lee-Waters autographed a Bell Challenge tournament poster at a kids visit in Quebec City.
Lindsay Lee-Waters autographed a Bell Challenge tournament poster at a kids visit in Quebec City.
Yanina Wickmayer tried to pass some of her knowledge down to some little ones during Family Day.
Yanina Wickmayer tried to pass some of her knowledge down to some little ones during Family Day.
Yanina Wickmayer is playing the Bell Challenge for the first time and is this year's No.2 seed.
Yanina Wickmayer is playing the Bell Challenge for the first time and is this year's No.2 seed.
Anna Tatishvili at Family Day. Tatishvili just made her first Grand Slam second week at the US Open.
Anna Tatishvili at Family Day. Tatishvili just made her first Grand Slam second week at the US Open.
Elena Vesnina made four furry new friends during Family Day at the Bell Challenge in Quebec City.
Elena Vesnina made four furry new friends during Family Day at the Bell Challenge in Quebec City.
Canadian No.1 Aleksandra Wozniak and tournament mascot Bella during the official player welcome party.
Canadian No.1 Aleksandra Wozniak and tournament mascot Bella during the official player welcome party.
Barbara Zahlavova Strycova, Elena Vesnina and Domininka Cibulkova at the player welcome party.
Barbara Zahlavova Strycova, Elena Vesnina and Domininka Cibulkova at the player welcome party.
The player welcome party was held on Sunday night at the official hotel and the place was packed.
The player welcome party was held on Sunday night at the official hotel and the place was packed.
The Tournament President, Claude Rousseau, and the Tournament Director, Jacques Herisset, came too.
The Tournament President, Claude Rousseau, and the Tournament Director, Jacques Herisset, came too.
American rising star Alison Riske got a little too close to the cake at the player welcome party.
American rising star Alison Riske got a little too close to the cake at the player welcome party.
Croatia's Top 2 players, Petra Martic and Mirjana Lucic, with the Bell Challenge mascot, Bella.
Croatia's Top 2 players, Petra Martic and Mirjana Lucic, with the Bell Challenge mascot, Bella.
Mona Barthel has been rising fast up the rankings this year, starting at No.69 and currently No.36.
Mona Barthel has been rising fast up the rankings this year, starting at No.69 and currently No.36.
Bell Challenge President Claude Rousseau with two of Canada's best and two of the tournament's best.
Bell Challenge President Claude Rousseau with two of Canada's best and two of the tournament's best.
Aleksandra Wozniak stopped off at the Banque Nationale booth to sign autographs for her many fans.
Aleksandra Wozniak stopped off at the Banque Nationale booth to sign autographs for her many fans.
Jacques Herisset, Stacey Allaster and Claude Rousseau at a gathering before Monday's opening ceremony.
Jacques Herisset, Stacey Allaster and Claude Rousseau at a gathering before Monday's opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony had a very special theme this year - the Bell Challenge's 20th anniversary.
The opening ceremony had a very special theme this year - the Bell Challenge's 20th anniversary.
Players from the Bell Challenge watched a special video presentation at the opening ceremony Monday.
Players from the Bell Challenge watched a special video presentation at the opening ceremony Monday.
WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster and former Top 3 player Nathalie Tauziat were at the cermeony.
WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster and former Top 3 player Nathalie Tauziat were at the cermeony.
Canadian No.1 Aleksandra Wozniak presented Claude Rousseau the 20th anniversary crystal award.
Canadian No.1 Aleksandra Wozniak presented Claude Rousseau the 20th anniversary crystal award.
Another Canadian star, Marie-Eve Pelletier, was among the players on hand for the special ceremony.
Another Canadian star, Marie-Eve Pelletier, was among the players on hand for the special ceremony.
  • Lindsay Lee-Waters autographed a Bell Challenge tournament poster at a kids visit in Quebec City.
  • Yanina Wickmayer tried to pass some of her knowledge down to some little ones during Family Day.
  • Yanina Wickmayer is playing the Bell Challenge for the first time and is this year's No.2 seed.
  • Anna Tatishvili at Family Day. Tatishvili just made her first Grand Slam second week at the US Open.
  • Elena Vesnina made four furry new friends during Family Day at the Bell Challenge in Quebec City.
  • Canadian No.1 Aleksandra Wozniak and tournament mascot Bella during the official player welcome party.
  • Barbara Zahlavova Strycova, Elena Vesnina and Domininka Cibulkova at the player welcome party.
  • The player welcome party was held on Sunday night at the official hotel and the place was packed.
  • The Tournament President, Claude Rousseau, and the Tournament Director, Jacques Herisset, came too.
  • American rising star Alison Riske got a little too close to the cake at the player welcome party.
  • Croatia's Top 2 players, Petra Martic and Mirjana Lucic, with the Bell Challenge mascot, Bella.
  • Mona Barthel has been rising fast up the rankings this year, starting at No.69 and currently No.36.
  • Bell Challenge President Claude Rousseau with two of Canada's best and two of the tournament's best.
  • Aleksandra Wozniak stopped off at the Banque Nationale booth to sign autographs for her many fans.
  • Jacques Herisset, Stacey Allaster and Claude Rousseau at a gathering before Monday's opening ceremony.
  • The opening ceremony had a very special theme this year - the Bell Challenge's 20th anniversary.
  • Players from the Bell Challenge watched a special video presentation at the opening ceremony Monday.
  • WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster and former Top 3 player Nathalie Tauziat were at the cermeony.
  • Canadian No.1 Aleksandra Wozniak presented Claude Rousseau the 20th anniversary crystal award.
  • Another Canadian star, Marie-Eve Pelletier, was among the players on hand for the special ceremony.
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