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Rome Gallery: Portraits & Practice Courts

From Piazza Navona to the Foro Italico, the stars of the WTA have been shining away from the match courts this week - see some more of the best pics here!

Published May 16, 2014 12:10

Since 1935, the Foro Italico in Rome has been hosting the best tennis players from around the world.
Since 1935, the Foro Italico in Rome has been hosting the best tennis players from around the world.
But while there's been a lot of action on the beautiful clay courts, there's some off the courts too.
But while there's been a lot of action on the beautiful clay courts, there's some off the courts too.
The biggest takeaway from the tournament for many fans is the post-match autograph seeking...
The biggest takeaway from the tournament for many fans is the post-match autograph seeking...
On their way off the courts, the WTA stars stop off to sign programs, visors, tennis balls and more.
On their way off the courts, the WTA stars stop off to sign programs, visors, tennis balls and more.
But that's just one of the many places away from the match courts where fans can get closer.
But that's just one of the many places away from the match courts where fans can get closer.
Roberta Vinci, one of Italy's very best, took some time out to visit the Kids Village this week.
Roberta Vinci, one of Italy's very best, took some time out to visit the Kids Village this week.
Vinci not only played games with the kids and passed on her wisdom, she also signed some autographs.
Vinci not only played games with the kids and passed on her wisdom, she also signed some autographs.
Vinci has been ranked as high as No.11 in the world in singles and No.1 in the world in doubles.
Vinci has been ranked as high as No.11 in the world in singles and No.1 in the world in doubles.
Far, far away from the courts, Eugenie Bouchard had her portrait done in Piazza Navona in the city.
Far, far away from the courts, Eugenie Bouchard had her portrait done in Piazza Navona in the city.
Bouchard is one of the brightest WTA rising stars. She's the youngest player in the Top 35.
Bouchard is one of the brightest WTA rising stars. She's the youngest player in the Top 35.
Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova posed as journalists at the Il Messaggero booth.
Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova posed as journalists at the Il Messaggero booth.
There's a lot of action going on at the practice courts too - as Sloane Stephens demonstrates here.
There's a lot of action going on at the practice courts too - as Sloane Stephens demonstrates here.
Belinda Bencic, another one of the WTA's most promising rising stars, has been working hard as well.
Belinda Bencic, another one of the WTA's most promising rising stars, has been working hard as well.
Bencic recently made a massive breakthrough on the clay courts of Charleston, making the semis there.
Bencic recently made a massive breakthrough on the clay courts of Charleston, making the semis there.
And the Swiss, who just turned 17, made the second round here - much to the delight of her fans.
And the Swiss, who just turned 17, made the second round here - much to the delight of her fans.
  • Since 1935, the Foro Italico in Rome has been hosting the best tennis players from around the world.
  • But while there's been a lot of action on the beautiful clay courts, there's some off the courts too.
  • The biggest takeaway from the tournament for many fans is the post-match autograph seeking...
  • On their way off the courts, the WTA stars stop off to sign programs, visors, tennis balls and more.
  • But that's just one of the many places away from the match courts where fans can get closer.
  • Roberta Vinci, one of Italy's very best, took some time out to visit the Kids Village this week.
  • Vinci not only played games with the kids and passed on her wisdom, she also signed some autographs.
  • Vinci has been ranked as high as No.11 in the world in singles and No.1 in the world in doubles.
  • Far, far away from the courts, Eugenie Bouchard had her portrait done in Piazza Navona in the city.
  • Bouchard is one of the brightest WTA rising stars. She's the youngest player in the Top 35.
  • Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova posed as journalists at the Il Messaggero booth.
  • There's a lot of action going on at the practice courts too - as Sloane Stephens demonstrates here.
  • Belinda Bencic, another one of the WTA's most promising rising stars, has been working hard as well.
  • Bencic recently made a massive breakthrough on the clay courts of Charleston, making the semis there.
  • And the Swiss, who just turned 17, made the second round here - much to the delight of her fans.
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