Brussels Gallery: I Can't Stand The Rain
The rain fell hard at the Brussels Open on Tuesday, but from birthday cakes to a visit from a former World No.1 and one player getting her nails done, there were still some sweet memories.
Published May 21, 2013 12:00
But first, the draw ceremony took place on Saturday, with three Belgian WTA stars in attendance.
And on Monday the top seeds all took to the press room, including No.1 seed Caroline Wozniacki.
Roberta Vinci, the No.2 seed who is knocking on the door of the Top 10, also hit the press room.
Dominika Cibulkova, the No.3 seed at the Premier-level stop, answered questions from reporters.
Kirsten Flipkens is Belgium's No.1 player, ranked a career-high No.21 in the world at the moment.
Yanina Wickmayer is Belgium's No.2 player. A former Top 15 player, she is currently at No.41.
Justine Henin - one of two Belgians ever to rank No.1 in the world - with Flipkens on Tuesday.
Tuesday's wash-out prompted many players - including Peng Shuai - to chill out in the player lounge.
There was also a manicure station, which doubles star Liga Dekmeijere took full advantage of.
Elsewhere, Varvara Lepchenko - wtatennis.com's resident blogger this week - celebrated her birthday.
Cibulkova and Tournament Director Dominique Monami visited the BNP Paribas Fortis suite Tuesday.
So while there was nothing happening on the courts, there was a frenzy of activity off of them...