Paris Gallery: Sessions & Soirées
The draw ceremony, interviews, autograph sessions and the Soirée d'Amélie - it's been a very busy week off the court for the stars of the WTA in Paris, and you can see all the best pics right here.
Published January 30, 2014 12:10
The official draw ceremony for the 22nd consecutive Open GDF SUEZ took place over the weekend.
Amélie Mauresmo, the Co-Tournament Director of the Premier-level event, was on hand for the occasion.
Mauresmo won this trophy three times - and her 2009 title here was the last of her 25 WTA titles.
The former World No.1 also took part in Tuesday's WTA Live All Access Hour presented by Xerox.
Petra Kvitova, who won here in 2011, was also at WTA Live All Access Hour presented by Xerox.
The former World No.2 has also been one of many players taking part in autograph sessions this week.
Caroline Garcia, one of France's brightest young stars, signed autographs for her many French fans.
And Simona Halep, the WTA's newest Top 10 player, took some time out to meet her fans as well.
Kristina Mladenovic, France's No.2 player behind Alizé Cornet, was interviewed by Eurosport.
And then there was the Soirée d'Amélie - an annual exhibition to raise money for cancer research.
A slew of former players - like Fabrice Santoro, Mansour Bahrami and Yannick Noah - were all there.
At the end of the night the exhibition raised 75,000 Euros to donate to the Curie Institute.