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Tashkent Gallery: Peace & 40 LOVE

From Bojana Jovanovski's unique adventure to Olga Govortsova's smooth run and the spirit of 40 LOVE, it has been a packed week on and off the court in Tashkent. See all the pics here!

Published September 13, 2013 12:00

Yaroslava Shvedova and Donna Vekic were on hand for the Tashkent Open draw ceremony on the weekend.
Yaroslava Shvedova and Donna Vekic were on hand for the Tashkent Open draw ceremony on the weekend.
Bojana Jovanovski missed the main draw cut-off date so had to go through qualies - she made the cut.
Bojana Jovanovski missed the main draw cut-off date so had to go through qualies - she made the cut.
Because she passed the qualies before the main draw was made, Jovanovski got her deserved top seed.
Because she passed the qualies before the main draw was made, Jovanovski got her deserved top seed.
She didn't disappoint - Jovanovski kept her qualies momentum going by storming through the main draw.
She didn't disappoint - Jovanovski kept her qualies momentum going by storming through the main draw.
Meanwhile, Nastassja Burnett pulled off a shocker over No.2 seed Lesia Tsurenko in the first round.
Meanwhile, Nastassja Burnett pulled off a shocker over No.2 seed Lesia Tsurenko in the first round.
No.6 seed and defending champion Irina-Camelia Begu won her opener and then met the local press.
No.6 seed and defending champion Irina-Camelia Begu won her opener and then met the local press.
No.8 seed Shvedova was one of the first seeds to fall, losing to Vesna Dolonc in the first round.
No.8 seed Shvedova was one of the first seeds to fall, losing to Vesna Dolonc in the first round.
Off the match courts, there was always something going on - including multiple children's clinics.
Off the match courts, there was always something going on - including multiple children's clinics.
The spirit of 40 LOVE was ever-present at the Tashkent Open this week, even with the little ones.
The spirit of 40 LOVE was ever-present at the Tashkent Open this week, even with the little ones.
The kids and instructors at one clinic even wrote out 40 LOVE with the racquets and training balls.
The kids and instructors at one clinic even wrote out 40 LOVE with the racquets and training balls.
And the Kichenok twins shared some more of the 40 LOVE spirit at the Tashkent Open player party.
And the Kichenok twins shared some more of the 40 LOVE spirit at the Tashkent Open player party.
Former champions Begu and Michaella Krajicek helped the tournament's 15th anniversary celebrations.
Former champions Begu and Michaella Krajicek helped the tournament's 15th anniversary celebrations.
Timea Babos, Uzbekistan's own Akgul Amanmuradova and Shvedova were all at the party as well.
Timea Babos, Uzbekistan's own Akgul Amanmuradova and Shvedova were all at the party as well.
It was a special celebration week for Shvedova too, as the Kazakhstani No.1 celebrated her birthday.
It was a special celebration week for Shvedova too, as the Kazakhstani No.1 celebrated her birthday.
Shvedova posed in traditional Uzbek clothing - the tournament winners always get that chance too.
Shvedova posed in traditional Uzbek clothing - the tournament winners always get that chance too.
By the end of the week only four players were still standing, though, after Thursday's quarterfinals.
By the end of the week only four players were still standing, though, after Thursday's quarterfinals.
They were Mandy Minella, one of Luxembourg's only two ranked players - alongside Anne Kremer...
They were Mandy Minella, one of Luxembourg's only two ranked players - alongside Anne Kremer...
Olga Govortsova, who would eventually beat Minella to move through to the Tashkent Open final...
Olga Govortsova, who would eventually beat Minella to move through to the Tashkent Open final...
Young Spaniard María-Teresa Torró-Flor, who actually reached her first WTA semifinal this week...
Young Spaniard María-Teresa Torró-Flor, who actually reached her first WTA semifinal this week...
And of course Jovanovski, who beat Torró-Flor in the semifinals to move through to the title match.
And of course Jovanovski, who beat Torró-Flor in the semifinals to move through to the title match.
  • Yaroslava Shvedova and Donna Vekic were on hand for the Tashkent Open draw ceremony on the weekend.
  • Bojana Jovanovski missed the main draw cut-off date so had to go through qualies - she made the cut.
  • Because she passed the qualies before the main draw was made, Jovanovski got her deserved top seed.
  • She didn't disappoint - Jovanovski kept her qualies momentum going by storming through the main draw.
  • Meanwhile, Nastassja Burnett pulled off a shocker over No.2 seed Lesia Tsurenko in the first round.
  • No.6 seed and defending champion Irina-Camelia Begu won her opener and then met the local press.
  • No.8 seed Shvedova was one of the first seeds to fall, losing to Vesna Dolonc in the first round.
  • Off the match courts, there was always something going on - including multiple children's clinics.
  • The spirit of 40 LOVE was ever-present at the Tashkent Open this week, even with the little ones.
  • The kids and instructors at one clinic even wrote out 40 LOVE with the racquets and training balls.
  • And the Kichenok twins shared some more of the 40 LOVE spirit at the Tashkent Open player party.
  • Former champions Begu and Michaella Krajicek helped the tournament's 15th anniversary celebrations.
  • Timea Babos, Uzbekistan's own Akgul Amanmuradova and Shvedova were all at the party as well.
  • It was a special celebration week for Shvedova too, as the Kazakhstani No.1 celebrated her birthday.
  • Shvedova posed in traditional Uzbek clothing - the tournament winners always get that chance too.
  • By the end of the week only four players were still standing, though, after Thursday's quarterfinals.
  • They were Mandy Minella, one of Luxembourg's only two ranked players - alongside Anne Kremer...
  • Olga Govortsova, who would eventually beat Minella to move through to the Tashkent Open final...
  • Young Spaniard María-Teresa Torró-Flor, who actually reached her first WTA semifinal this week...
  • And of course Jovanovski, who beat Torró-Flor in the semifinals to move through to the title match.
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