US Open Gallery: Sweating It Out
From the practice courts to the match courts, the WTA stars have been sweating it out, all in the hopes of doing the best they can. The best action shots, right here.
Published August 27, 2014 12:10
The WTA stars didn't just show up and play - they were there for days, putting in the practice hours.
Serena Williams was among the early arrivals, working on everything, including her legendary serve.
Caroline Wozniacki, who reached her first Grand Slam final here in 2009, was also fine tuning...
As was the player with the most Grand Slam wins in 2014 coming in - WTA Rising Star Eugenie Bouchard.
Victoria Azarenka also put in the hard yards. She has been to the last two finals at the Open.
And it all translates to the match court - Maria Sharapova powered through her opener Monday night.
Sloane Stephens looked fantastic in her first match, but Johanna Larsson picked her off on Wednesday.
Daniela Hantuchova, a two-time US Open quarterfinalist, also fell at the second hurdle in New York.
Not Venus Williams though - she stormed into the third round in an electric Wednesday night match.
Lucie Safarova, playing on the highest Grand Slam seed of her career, No.14, also made the last 32.
Former semifinalist Sara Errani edged Anastasia Rodionova to set up a third rounder with Williams.
And speaking of Williamses, Serena Williams won her opener on Tuesday, and plays again on Thursday...
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