Monterrey Gallery: Sunshine After The Rain
From glowing raindrops to the WTA stars hitting the fluff off the ball and the most ambitious of fans, check out some of the more artistic photos from on and off the court in Monterrey.
Published April 18, 2013 12:00
From on the court to off it, there was ample opportunity for the most artistic photos in Monterrey.
Practice makes perfect, and Urszula Radwanska was among those hitting those practice courts hard.
All of that practice was in hopes of winning this at the end of the week - the Monterrey Open trophy.
Eleni Daniilidou took a moment to focus during her first round match against Galina Voskoboeva.
Voskoboeva would prevail in three sets - the Kazakh also looked sharp playing in her Peak apparel.
Marion Bartoli's power was impressive but she would fall to Coco Vandeweghe in the first round.
The beautiful backdrops of Monterrey caused for some great photography during the tournament.
And even when the rain fell, the aftermath was another glowing opportunity for phenomenal photos.
The fans had a hard time looking away from the on-court action, with a very packed field in action.
Once the matches wrapped up though, it wasn't too hard for some of them to go after autographs.
Some of those autograph hunters hit the mark every time...
Serbian rising star Jovana Jaksic won many fans over in her three-setter against Maria Kirilenko.
Timea Babos already had a big fan base in Monterrey from winning the tournament the year before.
Her title defense would come to an end in the quarterfinals, against the crafty Monica Niculescu.
At the end of the week Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was the champion - her third title in three tries.