View Full Version : Lots of photos, video from Rogers Cup in Montreal

Jul 26th, 2008, 07:29 AM
We'll be at the Rogers Cup all week, and taking plenty of photos and video.

Anything that happens, we'll be on it.

Just go to my blog at www.opencourt.ca

The photo gallery is here: http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/photos/opencourt/tags/08RogersCup-women/default.aspx

If you have any specific photo requests, I'll certainly do my best to accommodate you. I'll be there throughout the qualifying as well.

You can't post the photos here; they belong to my newspaper. But you can certainly link to them.

Already up are footage from the official draw ceremony, Aleksandra Wozniak's press conference, and photos of some of the ladies practicing.


Jul 26th, 2008, 11:00 PM
Photos of Karantantcheva, Cara Black, Sharapova, Lisicki, Alex Stevenson and a whole bunch more will be later on.

Jul 26th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Pics and videos from Vera Z please.

Jul 27th, 2008, 12:34 AM
Thanks for Cara Black pictures, I can't wait!

Jul 27th, 2008, 12:49 AM
Haven't seen Vera Z yet, didn't practice today. But will do.

Jul 27th, 2008, 01:28 AM
Peng Shuai:)
Ashley Harkleroad:)
Daniela Hantuchova:)
Patty Schnyder:)


Jul 27th, 2008, 01:45 AM
Can't wait for more Sharapova pics. :D

Jul 27th, 2008, 03:03 AM
Michelle Brito's pics please! Thanks! :worship:

Jul 27th, 2008, 03:39 AM
Any pictures of Bouchard?

Jul 27th, 2008, 03:43 AM
Yup, all of those. No Hantuchova as she is not here.

There are lots of pics of Zvonareva from her French Open match against Aleksandra Wozniak in the photo gallery already.

Click on this link, http://communities.canada.com/MONTREALGAZETTE/photos/opencourt/tags/FrenchOpen08/default.aspxthen on the "Wozniak" or "Russians" tags to find her.

I'm starting to post everything now.

Jul 27th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Who practiced today? I was gonna go with professional digital cam, but didn't because they announced rain. I'll maybe go tomorrow and a couple of times during the week. Me wants to take pics of Sharapova, Cibulkova, Ivanovic, Vaidisova, Chakvedatze, Azarenko, Kirilenko and the Playboy girl. Too bad, many babes missing this year, Hantuchova, Golovin and Cornet.

And by the way, do you think Harkleroad would sign my copy of Playboy? lol

Jul 27th, 2008, 05:52 AM
If you go up and ask her, make sure you PM me so I can capture the moment.
I bet she'd do it.
I think Harkleroad was among those scheduled to practice later in the day, but I'm not sure they got it in because of the rain.

If you click on the blog photo gallery, and on Saturday's date, you'll pretty much see most of the players who practiced.

Jul 27th, 2008, 01:58 PM
All the photos from yesterday are up, here:

If you want high-resolution of any of them, just PM me and I'll do my best (probably not this week; too busy). Just one or two each, though, and make sure you browse around the blog as payment. The bosses are happy with the hits; but the more there are, the more tennis they'll let me cover. ;-)

Jul 27th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Pics of Ai and Ayumi please!

Jul 27th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Waiting for report and pics for Chan-Wozniak. :angel:

Thanks in advance. :)

Jul 27th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Some pictures of Olga Govortsova would be greatly appreciated :)

Jul 28th, 2008, 03:35 AM
Chan and Wozniak play only Tuesday night (obviously Chan still in L.A. for the doubles).

Have already posted video from the All-Access Hour for the media, with Sharapova, Ivanovic, Kuznetsova and Dementieva. Gosh, they all looked great.

In the next little while, will post practice video of several players, including Dubois, Wozniak, Pelletier, Sharapova/Kuznetsova/Schiavone/Vaidisova (all playing at the same time), Dementieva, Zvonareva and a bunch of others.

Also, more photos coming later on tonight, of just about everyone you can think of.

No Harkleroad sighting, or Chakvetadze, for that matter. But I might have missed them. I cannot be everywhere at once. ;-)

All on the Montreal Gazette's tennis blog at http://www.opencourt.ca

Jul 28th, 2008, 06:43 AM
Thx ;)

Jul 28th, 2008, 08:19 AM
Thanks for Cara's pictures!

Jul 28th, 2008, 08:28 AM
Marta please:hearts:

Jul 28th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Marta please:hearts:

Just missed her yesterday; will try again.:(

Jul 28th, 2008, 03:52 PM

Jul 29th, 2008, 05:24 AM
Lots of photos up from Tuesday: Sharapova, Chakvetadze, Petrova, Sugiyama, Gloria. And, of course, Jelena Jankovic, who (ALMOST) took it all off on the practice court today. More, but I can't remember.

Video to come first thing tomorrow morning.

Visit http://www.opencourt.ca

Jul 29th, 2008, 06:10 AM
Hi Steph :)

I've seen you around all week, I'll probably say hi next time. Its great to see your pics of moments I also took pics of!

Jul 29th, 2008, 06:55 AM
Monica Niculescu?:):D

Jul 29th, 2008, 10:04 AM
Nicole Vaidisova please :D take everything :lol:

Jul 29th, 2008, 11:06 AM
"Aravane Rezai, guilty of multiple fashion in fractions this year, turns up in a very nice ensemble for her first round in the Rogers Cup July 28."

LOL. Poor Aravane.

Jul 29th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Vaidisova and Niculescu are up there. More of the former than the latter.

Jul 29th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Hi Steph :)

I've seen you around all week, I'll probably say hi next time. Its great to see your pics of moments I also took pics of!

Do say Hi.
I wish I had time to take more, and to bring a better camera. But the laptop is heavy enough. And I have a lot of newspaper responsiabilities as well. Can't do everything. :(

Jul 29th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Exposbabe. Put some videos of Michelle de Brito in Montreal in Youtube.


Jul 29th, 2008, 03:10 PM
VIdeo of Petrova, Kuznetsova, Dementieva, Sugiyama and a nearly-naked Jankovic now up on the blog

Jul 29th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Exposbabe. Put some videos of Michelle de Brito in Montreal in Youtube.


I don't do YouTube. I'll try to get her on the practice court (didn't have time yesterday) because I can't video actual matches. But you'll have to check out the blog to see it. :D

Jul 29th, 2008, 03:35 PM
and a nearly-naked Jankovic now up on the blog

Yum! She used to dress like that for matches...:drool:

Jul 30th, 2008, 05:10 AM
VIdeo of Dinara Safina, Ivanovic, the craziness that ensues when three superstars are shuttled to the same place at the same time, Michelle Larcher de Brito (by special request ;-), Stephanie Dubois actually volleying.

Photos soon to come of Flavia Pennetta, Safina, Marta Domachowska (lots, by special request ;-), Dubois, Ivanovic, Sharon Fichman, Craybas, and our favorite, Bethanie Mattek. Probably others I've forgotten.

the blog is at http://www.opencourt.ca

Jul 30th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Any chance of an in action shot of Monica Niculescu hitting her forehand slice. That would be a tough one to capture but it would also make for a hell of a good picture. :D

Jul 30th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Exposbabe. Thanks for the video of Michelle de Brito. Keep them coming. But how can i save it to my CPU?

Jul 31st, 2008, 03:26 PM
You're asking me for technical advice I cannot supply. ;-)

But I did post up a few new photos from her match against Pennetta.

More up from Wednesday, including video of Dubois and Wozniak. There is Jankovic, and Sharapova, and Larcher de Brito, Ivanovic, and Safina and Domachowska (she had a personal day contract with the WTA Tour trainer) and Wozniak and a whole bunch more.

Click on http://www.opencourt.ca

Aug 1st, 2008, 11:46 PM
Lots of new stuff up from Friday, including lots of video of Ivanovic's post-loss press conference. What a class act.
Also photos of Cibulkova (from her win over Petrova), larcher de Brito, Jankovic, Dubois and Lisicki, Savchuk, Azarenka, Razzano, Stevenson, Keothavong, Vesnina, Zvonareva and many more.

Aug 4th, 2008, 03:50 AM
Photos from the finals, and the doubles final, and of all the combatants, Safina, Cibulkova, etc. as well as video from their press conferences, and cute scenes from the trophy ceremonies.

Also lots of pix from the doubles semi between Pennetta-Kirilenko and Stubbs-Peschke. It was moved to the No. 1 court, and the place was jammed, nearly 5,000 people to watch women's doubles. And everyone was pulling for the two cuties, Pennetta and Kirilenko. The cranky Stubbs, and partner Peschke, just fell apart. It was good drama.

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Make sure you check back during the U.S. Open. Plenty more then, and before.