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Nürnberg Gallery: Pre-Tournament Buzz

Angelique Kerber and Eugenie Bouchard are just some of the WTA stars who've been helping build the pre-tournament buzz in Nürnberg. All the best pics here!

Published May 19, 2014 12:00

Angelique Kerber was on hand to announce NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP tournament at the end of April.
Angelique Kerber was on hand to announce NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP tournament at the end of April.
Kerber, Germany's No.1 player, took part in some pre-tournament promotions, including mini-tennis.
Kerber, Germany's No.1 player, took part in some pre-tournament promotions, including mini-tennis.
And then a pre-tournament press conference as well, alongside Tournament Director Sandra Reichel.
And then a pre-tournament press conference as well, alongside Tournament Director Sandra Reichel.
Kerber is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist and has been ranked as high as No.5 in the world.
Kerber is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist and has been ranked as high as No.5 in the world.
Saturday was a big day at the NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP as well - the official draw cermeony.
Saturday was a big day at the NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP as well - the official draw cermeony.
One by one, the seeds and non-seeds were picked and placed in the draw on Saturday afternoon.
One by one, the seeds and non-seeds were picked and placed in the draw on Saturday afternoon.
And the draw is packed - Top 10 star Kerber is joined by another Top 20 star, Eugenie Bouchard.
And the draw is packed - Top 10 star Kerber is joined by another Top 20 star, Eugenie Bouchard.
But it was two other Germans who were on hand for the draw - Mona Barthel and Anna-Lena Friedsam.
But it was two other Germans who were on hand for the draw - Mona Barthel and Anna-Lena Friedsam.
Barthel went as high as No.23 in the world in 2013, while Friedsam is just coming out of the juniors.
Barthel went as high as No.23 in the world in 2013, while Friedsam is just coming out of the juniors.
Meanwhile, the ballkids at the NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP awaited an aforementioned Canadian...
Meanwhile, the ballkids at the NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP awaited an aforementioned Canadian...
Bouchard had a breakthrough 2013 and has risen to even higher heights in 2014 - the world's Top 20.
Bouchard had a breakthrough 2013 and has risen to even higher heights in 2014 - the world's Top 20.
The Canadian, who reached the Australian Open semifinals this year, had a hit with the ballkids.
The Canadian, who reached the Australian Open semifinals this year, had a hit with the ballkids.
Afterwards she posed for photos and signed autographs for the ballkids, who she'll be seeing all week.
Afterwards she posed for photos and signed autographs for the ballkids, who she'll be seeing all week.
Bouchard is the No.2 seed in the draw and opens up against the always-tough Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
Bouchard is the No.2 seed in the draw and opens up against the always-tough Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
Check back on wtatennis.com all week for all the best photos and more from the clay of Nürnberg!
Check back on wtatennis.com all week for all the best photos and more from the clay of Nürnberg!
  • Angelique Kerber was on hand to announce NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP tournament at the end of April.
  • Kerber, Germany's No.1 player, took part in some pre-tournament promotions, including mini-tennis.
  • And then a pre-tournament press conference as well, alongside Tournament Director Sandra Reichel.
  • Kerber is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist and has been ranked as high as No.5 in the world.
  • Saturday was a big day at the NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP as well - the official draw cermeony.
  • One by one, the seeds and non-seeds were picked and placed in the draw on Saturday afternoon.
  • And the draw is packed - Top 10 star Kerber is joined by another Top 20 star, Eugenie Bouchard.
  • But it was two other Germans who were on hand for the draw - Mona Barthel and Anna-Lena Friedsam.
  • Barthel went as high as No.23 in the world in 2013, while Friedsam is just coming out of the juniors.
  • Meanwhile, the ballkids at the NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP awaited an aforementioned Canadian...
  • Bouchard had a breakthrough 2013 and has risen to even higher heights in 2014 - the world's Top 20.
  • The Canadian, who reached the Australian Open semifinals this year, had a hit with the ballkids.
  • Afterwards she posed for photos and signed autographs for the ballkids, who she'll be seeing all week.
  • Bouchard is the No.2 seed in the draw and opens up against the always-tough Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
  • Check back on wtatennis.com all week for all the best photos and more from the clay of Nürnberg!
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