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Eastbourne Gallery: Action On & Off The Court

The stars of the WTA have been taking action all week at the Aegon International in Eastbourne - not just fighting for their matches on the court, but for worthy causes off the court.

Published June 20, 2014 12:10

Tennis stars past and present came out on the Sunday before the tournament for Rally For Bally.
Tennis stars past and present came out on the Sunday before the tournament for Rally For Bally.
At latest count, over 60,000 pounds has been raised for charities dear to the late Elena Baltacha.
At latest count, over 60,000 pounds has been raised for charities dear to the late Elena Baltacha.
WTA stars like Jelena Jankovic were also signing autographs while giving out Rally For Bally bands.
WTA stars like Jelena Jankovic were also signing autographs while giving out Rally For Bally bands.
Baltacha passed away last month due to liver cancer, and tennis stars have been coming together.
Baltacha passed away last month due to liver cancer, and tennis stars have been coming together.
Jankovic is a former World No.1 with 13 WTA titles to her credit - including eight Premier titles.
Jankovic is a former World No.1 with 13 WTA titles to her credit - including eight Premier titles.
Johanna Konta, who lives in Eastbourne, posed for some photos ahead of her home court campaign.
Johanna Konta, who lives in Eastbourne, posed for some photos ahead of her home court campaign.
She would make the second round - and even hold match point against Camila Giorgi for the quarters.
She would make the second round - and even hold match point against Camila Giorgi for the quarters.
Meanwhile, there were some major upsets brewing, including Agnieszka Radwanska's first round exit.
Meanwhile, there were some major upsets brewing, including Agnieszka Radwanska's first round exit.
And Azarenka, a former No.1, who succumbed to Giorgi in an incredibly competitive first rounder.
And Azarenka, a former No.1, who succumbed to Giorgi in an incredibly competitive first rounder.
Giorgi would eventually fall to Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals in another tough three-setter.
Giorgi would eventually fall to Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals in another tough three-setter.
Wozniacki's path to the semifinals included a hard-fought straight set win over Samantha Stosur.
Wozniacki's path to the semifinals included a hard-fought straight set win over Samantha Stosur.
And so the final four was set - and Wozniacki was just edged by someone with similarly Polish roots...
And so the final four was set - and Wozniacki was just edged by someone with similarly Polish roots...
With some huge forehands and a massive backhand on match point, Angelique Kerber outdid Wozniacki.
With some huge forehands and a massive backhand on match point, Angelique Kerber outdid Wozniacki.
The other semifinal featured Heather Watson taking on fellow WTA Rising Star Madison Keys...
The other semifinal featured Heather Watson taking on fellow WTA Rising Star Madison Keys...
Keys got past Watson in straight sets to reach her first WTA final - and at a Premier event, too.
Keys got past Watson in straight sets to reach her first WTA final - and at a Premier event, too.
  • Tennis stars past and present came out on the Sunday before the tournament for Rally For Bally.
  • At latest count, over 60,000 pounds has been raised for charities dear to the late Elena Baltacha.
  • WTA stars like Jelena Jankovic were also signing autographs while giving out Rally For Bally bands.
  • Baltacha passed away last month due to liver cancer, and tennis stars have been coming together.
  • Jankovic is a former World No.1 with 13 WTA titles to her credit - including eight Premier titles.
  • Johanna Konta, who lives in Eastbourne, posed for some photos ahead of her home court campaign.
  • She would make the second round - and even hold match point against Camila Giorgi for the quarters.
  • Meanwhile, there were some major upsets brewing, including Agnieszka Radwanska's first round exit.
  • And Azarenka, a former No.1, who succumbed to Giorgi in an incredibly competitive first rounder.
  • Giorgi would eventually fall to Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals in another tough three-setter.
  • Wozniacki's path to the semifinals included a hard-fought straight set win over Samantha Stosur.
  • And so the final four was set - and Wozniacki was just edged by someone with similarly Polish roots...
  • With some huge forehands and a massive backhand on match point, Angelique Kerber outdid Wozniacki.
  • The other semifinal featured Heather Watson taking on fellow WTA Rising Star Madison Keys...
  • Keys got past Watson in straight sets to reach her first WTA final - and at a Premier event, too.
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