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Katowice Gallery: For The Kids

From the stars of the WTA hitting with local children preparing for junior tournaments to heartwarming photos from a visit to an orphanage, check out more from off the court in Katowice.

Published April 14, 2013 12:00

The stars of the WTA took a lot of time out for the kids this past week in Katowice, Poland.
The stars of the WTA took a lot of time out for the kids this past week in Katowice, Poland.
Among the many children's activities was Alicja Rosolska hitting with children at a local gym.
Among the many children's activities was Alicja Rosolska hitting with children at a local gym.
Some of the kids hitting with Rosolska were preparing for their own event, at the Under 10 level.
Some of the kids hitting with Rosolska were preparing for their own event, at the Under 10 level.
Rosolska is predominantly a doubles specialist on the WTA and has won three WTA doubles titles.
Rosolska is predominantly a doubles specialist on the WTA and has won three WTA doubles titles.
Those three titles all came on clay at Viña del Mar in 2008, Marbella in 2009 and Budapest in 2011.
Those three titles all came on clay at Viña del Mar in 2008, Marbella in 2009 and Budapest in 2011.
And with three partners, too - Liga Dekmeijere, Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Anabel Medina Garrigues.
And with three partners, too - Liga Dekmeijere, Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Rosolska also took part in a visit to an orphanage in Katowice alongside Marta Domachowska.
Rosolska also took part in a visit to an orphanage in Katowice alongside Marta Domachowska.
Rosolska is a former Top 40 doubles player while Domachowska is a former Top 40 singles player.
Rosolska is a former Top 40 doubles player while Domachowska is a former Top 40 singles player.
The Polish pair posed for photos, signed autographs and spent some quality time with the orphans.
The Polish pair posed for photos, signed autographs and spent some quality time with the orphans.
And then came the gifts...
And then came the gifts...
One of the most heartwarming photos from the visit.
One of the most heartwarming photos from the visit.
And one more...
And one more...
Rosolska wasn't the only WTA star hitting with local young tennis players - Kiki Bertens too.
Rosolska wasn't the only WTA star hitting with local young tennis players - Kiki Bertens too.
Bertens actually gave Roberta Vinci by far her toughest match of the week at the actual tournament.
Bertens actually gave Roberta Vinci by far her toughest match of the week at the actual tournament.
Bertens barely lost to Vinci in the second round, 26 63 64 - Vinci went on to win the title.
Bertens barely lost to Vinci in the second round, 26 63 64 - Vinci went on to win the title.
  • The stars of the WTA took a lot of time out for the kids this past week in Katowice, Poland.
  • Among the many children's activities was Alicja Rosolska hitting with children at a local gym.
  • Some of the kids hitting with Rosolska were preparing for their own event, at the Under 10 level.
  • Rosolska is predominantly a doubles specialist on the WTA and has won three WTA doubles titles.
  • Those three titles all came on clay at Viña del Mar in 2008, Marbella in 2009 and Budapest in 2011.
  • And with three partners, too - Liga Dekmeijere, Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Anabel Medina Garrigues.
  • Rosolska also took part in a visit to an orphanage in Katowice alongside Marta Domachowska.
  • Rosolska is a former Top 40 doubles player while Domachowska is a former Top 40 singles player.
  • The Polish pair posed for photos, signed autographs and spent some quality time with the orphans.
  • And then came the gifts...
  • One of the most heartwarming photos from the visit.
  • And one more...
  • Rosolska wasn't the only WTA star hitting with local young tennis players - Kiki Bertens too.
  • Bertens actually gave Roberta Vinci by far her toughest match of the week at the actual tournament.
  • Bertens barely lost to Vinci in the second round, 26 63 64 - Vinci went on to win the title.
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