Rome Gallery: Fifteen Great Action Shots

From serves to groundstrokes to fist pumps, tennis matches are action-packed - here are 15 of the best snaps so far from all of the on-court action in Rome.

Published May 15, 2014 12:10

The action has been heating up in Rome, the stands packed and the fans on the edge of their seats.
The action has been heating up in Rome, the stands packed and the fans on the edge of their seats.
That action has to start somewhere - and it starts at the baseline with a single ball toss...
That action has to start somewhere - and it starts at the baseline with a single ball toss...
... as the world's best servers get ready to unleash bombs, particularly in the World No.1's case.
... as the world's best servers get ready to unleash bombs, particularly in the World No.1's case.
This Italian rising star served up a shocker over World No.10 Dominika Cibulkova in the first round.
This Italian rising star served up a shocker over World No.10 Dominika Cibulkova in the first round.
The return of serve - and groundstrokes in general - are things of beauty in women's tennis.
The return of serve - and groundstrokes in general - are things of beauty in women's tennis.
While the forehand has traditionally been the go-to stroke in tennis, the backhand is gaining steam...
While the forehand has traditionally been the go-to stroke in tennis, the backhand is gaining steam...
Since Chris Evert popularized the two-handed backhand back in the '70s, it's become a mainstay.
Since Chris Evert popularized the two-handed backhand back in the '70s, it's become a mainstay.
For some players it's hard to choose which side is better - they're as lethal as each other.
For some players it's hard to choose which side is better - they're as lethal as each other.
Some players have more variety on their groundstrokes, mixing in flat blasts with topspin...
Some players have more variety on their groundstrokes, mixing in flat blasts with topspin...
Others tend more towards blasting every groundstroke, like hard-hitting Serb Bojana Jovanovski.
Others tend more towards blasting every groundstroke, like hard-hitting Serb Bojana Jovanovski.
Christina McHale's forehand is one of the best on the tour - powerful, pinpoint and very versatile.
Christina McHale's forehand is one of the best on the tour - powerful, pinpoint and very versatile.
Andrea Petkovic's groundstrokes are sometimes even more dangerous when she's on the full run...
Andrea Petkovic's groundstrokes are sometimes even more dangerous when she's on the full run...
While two of Sloane Stephens' biggest weapons on the court are her groundstrokes and her running.
While two of Sloane Stephens' biggest weapons on the court are her groundstrokes and her running.
At the end of the day, there's one winner and loser in every match...
At the end of the day, there's one winner and loser in every match...
And for some marathon women, they will go to the ends of the Earth to finish as the former.
And for some marathon women, they will go to the ends of the Earth to finish as the former.
  • The action has been heating up in Rome, the stands packed and the fans on the edge of their seats.
  • That action has to start somewhere - and it starts at the baseline with a single ball toss...
  • ... as the world's best servers get ready to unleash bombs, particularly in the World No.1's case.
  • This Italian rising star served up a shocker over World No.10 Dominika Cibulkova in the first round.
  • The return of serve - and groundstrokes in general - are things of beauty in women's tennis.
  • While the forehand has traditionally been the go-to stroke in tennis, the backhand is gaining steam...
  • Since Chris Evert popularized the two-handed backhand back in the '70s, it's become a mainstay.
  • For some players it's hard to choose which side is better - they're as lethal as each other.
  • Some players have more variety on their groundstrokes, mixing in flat blasts with topspin...
  • Others tend more towards blasting every groundstroke, like hard-hitting Serb Bojana Jovanovski.
  • Christina McHale's forehand is one of the best on the tour - powerful, pinpoint and very versatile.
  • Andrea Petkovic's groundstrokes are sometimes even more dangerous when she's on the full run...
  • While two of Sloane Stephens' biggest weapons on the court are her groundstrokes and her running.
  • At the end of the day, there's one winner and loser in every match...
  • And for some marathon women, they will go to the ends of the Earth to finish as the former.
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