Charleston Gallery: The Last Batch
The Family Circle Cup has the distinction of being the only WTA tournament on green clay - see a few more shots of the unique surface and other things in the last batch of pics from the event.
Published April 19, 2013 12:00
Here's one last batch of great photography from the recent Family Circle Cup over in Charleston...
The Family Circle Cup has the distinction of being the only WTA tournament held on green clay.
And just like red clay, a lot of maintenance goes into upkeeping it - including brushing the lines.
And just like red clay, sometimes players like to kick the clay off their shoes in between points.
The player in the previous photo was Caroline Wozniacki, who faced Stefanie Voegele in the quarters.
Sometimes WTA players - including Bethanie Mattek-Sands - make use of the on-court coaching rule.
Mattek-Sands made use of it during her third round match against fellow American Madison Keys.
And Keys did the same - and Keys would end up winning that one and moving into the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile off the court - or the match court at least - Venus Williams had a special exhibition.
Williams held a special doubles match to help promote her clothing line, named EleVen by Venus.
Williams would end up making the semifinals and played her sister Serena - Serena would win that.
World No.1 Serena Williams spoke to ESPN after the match. She now leads the head-to-head, 14-10.
The second semifinal saw Voegele take on Jelena Jankovic - Jankovic got through in three tight sets.
There was still time for off-court appearances - doubles star Megan Moulton-Levy at a USTA visit.
And some of the rain delays from Thursday also provided some opportunities for cool photos...