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Eastbourne Gallery: The Beautiful South

From Marion Bartoli's school visit to the ballkids spelling it out on the field and Elena Vesnina's fairytale ending, everybody's talking about the fantastic week at the Aegon International.

Published June 22, 2013 12:00

The Pliskova twins met at the WTA level for the first time this week - Kristyna edged Karolina.
The Pliskova twins met at the WTA level for the first time this week - Kristyna edged Karolina.
Resurgent Brit Elena Baltacha had a good week, pushing Maria Kirilenko hard in the second round.
Resurgent Brit Elena Baltacha had a good week, pushing Maria Kirilenko hard in the second round.
Liezel Huber and Sania Mirza were edged by eventual finalists Monica Niculescu and Klara Zakopalova.
Liezel Huber and Sania Mirza were edged by eventual finalists Monica Niculescu and Klara Zakopalova.
Ballkids spelled the tournament name - Aegon International 2013 - out on the field one day...
Ballkids spelled the tournament name - Aegon International 2013 - out on the field one day...
And the tennis stars were joined by golf stars - Rory McIlroy and former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki.
And the tennis stars were joined by golf stars - Rory McIlroy and former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki.
Wozniacki and Laura Robson played in front of a packed crowd in the second round. Wozniacki won.
Wozniacki and Laura Robson played in front of a packed crowd in the second round. Wozniacki won.
The crowd was so packed there wasn't even any standing room - some fans came by in other ways.
The crowd was so packed there wasn't even any standing room - some fans came by in other ways.
Marion Bartoli visited Pevensey & Westham School on Tuesday, meeting the kids and playing mini-tennis.
Marion Bartoli visited Pevensey & Westham School on Tuesday, meeting the kids and playing mini-tennis.
Bartoli also signed photos that were to be auctioned for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
Bartoli also signed photos that were to be auctioned for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
Jamie Hampton took on Lucie Safarova in what she would later say was
Jamie Hampton took on Lucie Safarova in what she would later say was "like playing in a cloud".
While Hampton was moving through to the final, Elena Vesnina was doing the same on the other half.
While Hampton was moving through to the final, Elena Vesnina was doing the same on the other half.
On Finals Day it was all Vesnina though, as the Russian embraced the wind and routed Hampton, 62 61.
On Finals Day it was all Vesnina though, as the Russian embraced the wind and routed Hampton, 62 61.
Vesnina lifted the trophy - her second WTA title, and first at the Premier-level - on a windy day.
Vesnina lifted the trophy - her second WTA title, and first at the Premier-level - on a windy day.
Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik beat Niculescu and Zakopalova for the doubles title, 63 63.
Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik beat Niculescu and Zakopalova for the doubles title, 63 63.
Petrova and Srebotnik have now won three Premier-level doubles titles this year. Sydney and Miami too.
Petrova and Srebotnik have now won three Premier-level doubles titles this year. Sydney and Miami too.
  • The Pliskova twins met at the WTA level for the first time this week - Kristyna edged Karolina.
  • Resurgent Brit Elena Baltacha had a good week, pushing Maria Kirilenko hard in the second round.
  • Liezel Huber and Sania Mirza were edged by eventual finalists Monica Niculescu and Klara Zakopalova.
  • Ballkids spelled the tournament name - Aegon International 2013 - out on the field one day...
  • And the tennis stars were joined by golf stars - Rory McIlroy and former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki.
  • Wozniacki and Laura Robson played in front of a packed crowd in the second round. Wozniacki won.
  • The crowd was so packed there wasn't even any standing room - some fans came by in other ways.
  • Marion Bartoli visited Pevensey & Westham School on Tuesday, meeting the kids and playing mini-tennis.
  • Bartoli also signed photos that were to be auctioned for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
  • Jamie Hampton took on Lucie Safarova in what she would later say was
  • While Hampton was moving through to the final, Elena Vesnina was doing the same on the other half.
  • On Finals Day it was all Vesnina though, as the Russian embraced the wind and routed Hampton, 62 61.
  • Vesnina lifted the trophy - her second WTA title, and first at the Premier-level - on a windy day.
  • Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik beat Niculescu and Zakopalova for the doubles title, 63 63.
  • Petrova and Srebotnik have now won three Premier-level doubles titles this year. Sydney and Miami too.
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