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Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 04:54 PM
Time to embarrass myself by posting the pics I took at Estoril Open. Since they were taken with a cheap 6 megapixels camera, all of these had to be selected, cropped and resized to look even halfway decent. This took some time, so it's only now that I'm posting them.

If you're thinking of complaining that these pics are crap, bear in mind that you're not telling me anything that I do not know already.

Want good Estoril Open photos? You can find them here:

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=233538 (taken by suzie)

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Part 1: portraits

Not many of these.

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/156/minella8qe.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=minella8qe.jpg)

Mandy Minella. Taken late afternoon, the day before qualifying began.

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/3766/vesnina6ve.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesnina6ve.jpg)

Vesnina

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/8592/ondraskova0rs.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ondraskova0rs.jpg)

Ondraskova

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/9996/camerinnew0js.th.jpg (http://img241.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camerinnew0js.jpg)

Camerin (she was listening to her iPod, but kindly removed her phones so I could snap this)

http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/3931/azarenka2mz.th.jpg (http://img453.imageshack.us/my.php?image=azarenka2mz.jpg)

Azarenka (my ugly mug cropped out of the picture so as not to give you nightmares)

http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/2570/antniovangrichenevictoriaazare.th.jpg (http://img453.imageshack.us/my.php?image=antniovangrichenevictoriaazare.jpg)

Azarenka again, with her Portuguese coach António van Grichen

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 05:01 PM
Part 2: oncourt pictures

Vika Azarenka

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7053/vika12mw.th.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika12mw.jpg)

http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/6608/vika22qx.th.jpg (http://img453.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika22qx.jpg)

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9209/vika38ha.th.jpg (http://img505.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika38ha.jpg)

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/7803/vika44ad.th.jpg (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika44ad.jpg)

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/7815/vika51dh.th.jpg (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika51dh.jpg)

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/427/vika69pm.th.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika69pm.jpg)

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/6695/vika72kl.th.jpg (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika72kl.jpg)

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/2514/vika84io.th.jpg (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika84io.jpg)

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/306/vika92mj.th.jpg (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika92mj.jpg)

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5849/vika104qz.th.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika104qz.jpg)

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/8168/vika114xq.th.jpg (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika114xq.jpg)

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/2505/vika129ww.th.jpg (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vika129ww.jpg)

Magüi Serna

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8451/serna51or.th.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/my.php?image=serna51or.jpg)

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2128/serna27mq.th.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/my.php?image=serna27mq.jpg)

RJWCapriati
May 22nd, 2006, 05:02 PM
Nice ones! Thanks!

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 05:14 PM
Maret Ani

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1833/ani10mf.th.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ani10mf.jpg)

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3997/ani29ff.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ani29ff.jpg)

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/9103/ani30nq.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ani30nq.jpg)

Yulia Beygelzimer

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/4112/beygel8fq.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=beygel8fq.jpg)

Eva Birnerova

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3381/birnerova8md.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=birnerova8md.jpg)

Katerina Bohmova

Unofficially elected the "sex symbol" (sic) of the tournament by the press - this in a tournament that included Dulko and Pennetta.

Loads of pics of her; Court 1 was the best place to take pics.

Note her Golovinesque gait on this one:

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/690/bohm27uh.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bohm27uh.jpg)

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/1112/bohmova18om.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bohmova18om.jpg)

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3074/bohm34gn.th.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bohm34gn.jpg)

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9903/bohm49qm.th.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bohm49qm.jpg)

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9432/bohm56ca.th.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bohm56ca.jpg)

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3668/bohm68ti.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bohm68ti.jpg)

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3906/bohm72yf.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bohm72yf.jpg)

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2527/bohm86un.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bohm86un.jpg)

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3082/bohm99zs.th.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bohm99zs.jpg)

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2769/bohm104zq.th.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bohm104zq.jpg)

-sugi-
May 22nd, 2006, 05:15 PM
Crap??? Never :)

They are brilliant

:worship: Corswandt :worship:

watchdogfish
May 22nd, 2006, 05:27 PM
Hey these pictures aren't crap they're really good!! It's great that the players were happy to have their picture taken by you :)

Thanks for putting them up!

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 05:31 PM
Maria Elena Camerin

Petite, feisty and adorable.

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/8396/camerin10fi.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camerin10fi.jpg)

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/1756/camerin22bc.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camerin22bc.jpg)

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/3962/camerin32jp.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camerin32jp.jpg)

Flavia Pennetta

Not many pics of Pennetta; she played exclusively on Court Central, where you have to sit kms away from the players and it's nearly impossible to get even decent pics with a crap camera like my own.

Wherever she went, Flavia had men bowing and kneeling before her:

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/580/flavia12ou.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flavia12ou.jpg)

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/26/flavia20uo.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flavia20uo.jpg)

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/9510/flavia30op.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flavia30op.jpg)

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/708/flavia44yc.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flavia44yc.jpg)

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/1566/flavia52hl.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flavia52hl.jpg)

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/2783/flavia61mg.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flavia61mg.jpg)

Gisela Dulko

Didn't make it to the Ace Hot List top 10. The judging panel must be gay, blind, or both.

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5086/gise18fd.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gise18fd.jpg)

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/3326/gise26kq.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gise26kq.jpg)

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/2456/gise39vn.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gise39vn.jpg)

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5889/gise41th.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gise41th.jpg)

The scorching doubles team of Gisela Dulko and Maria Sanchez Lorenzo

Managed to reach the final even though they had never played together before.

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/6264/gisemsl0pu.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gisemsl0pu.jpg)

Conchita Martinez Granados

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/5268/granados9ns.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=granados9ns.jpg)

Natalia Gussoni

Quite possibly the closest thing the WTA has to a 100% pure claycourt expert.

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/8584/gussoni0rv.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gussoni0rv.jpg)

Mathilde Johansson

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/8772/joha18cc.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=joha18cc.jpg)

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/9312/joha25ih.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=joha25ih.jpg)

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/3539/joha32ws.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=joha32ws.jpg)

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 05:49 PM
Alla Kudryavtseva

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/2166/kudryav3cq.th.jpg (http://img385.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kudryav3cq.jpg)

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/7471/kudryav23xl.th.jpg (http://img385.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kudryav23xl.jpg)

Na Li

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/7994/li9mm.th.jpg (http://img385.imageshack.us/my.php?image=li9mm.jpg)

Emilie Loit

http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/3245/loit10pn.th.jpg (http://img455.imageshack.us/my.php?image=loit10pn.jpg)

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/5969/loit27qm.th.jpg (http://img385.imageshack.us/my.php?image=loit27qm.jpg)

Maria Sanchez Lorenzo

Taken on the doubles final.

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/8861/lorenzo18ip.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lorenzo18ip.jpg)

http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/8145/lorenzo24ug.th.jpg (http://img342.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lorenzo24ug.jpg)

Mandy Minella

http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/5079/minella15wg.th.jpg (http://img342.imageshack.us/my.php?image=minella15wg.jpg)

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1130/minella29ph.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=minella29ph.jpg)

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5629/minella30lf.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=minella30lf.jpg)

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/8181/minella48wm.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=minella48wm.jpg)

Zuzana Ondraskova

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2498/ondraskova19ig.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ondraskova19ig.jpg)

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5328/ondra29cj.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ondra29cj.jpg)

Maria Emilia Salerni

http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/5360/pitu19au.th.jpg (http://img342.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pitu19au.jpg)

http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/630/pitu27rw.th.jpg (http://img342.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pitu27rw.jpg)

Margit Ruutel

http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/4919/ruutel6in.th.jpg (http://img342.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ruutel6in.jpg)

Tennisballova
May 22nd, 2006, 06:00 PM
I don't think they're crap at all! They're great!

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 06:06 PM
Yaroslava Shvedova

http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/9463/shvedova16ow.th.jpg (http://img277.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shvedova16ow.jpg)

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9411/shvedova20pj.th.jpg (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shvedova20pj.jpg)

Laura Pous Tio

Moonballer extraordinaire.

http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/6199/tio12ws.th.jpg (http://img277.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tio12ws.jpg)

http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/4130/tio20od.th.jpg (http://img277.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tio20od.jpg)

Shikha Uberoi

Neha was here as well, but played only doubles.

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3765/uberoi0fv.th.jpg (http://img131.imageshack.us/my.php?image=uberoi0fv.jpg)

Elena Vesnina

Loads of pics again. I'll leave it to you to guess why.

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/5820/vesna17gq.th.jpg (http://img517.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna17gq.jpg)

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/8646/vesna25hi.th.jpg (http://img131.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna25hi.jpg)

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/7613/vesna36wu.th.jpg (http://img131.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna36wu.jpg)

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6348/vesna40bk.th.jpg (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna40bk.jpg)

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9757/vesna55xt.th.jpg (http://img131.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna55xt.jpg)

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5153/vesna69pu.th.jpg (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna69pu.jpg)

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3337/vesna71rt.th.jpg (http://img131.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna71rt.jpg)

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/589/vesna83mj.th.jpg (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna83mj.jpg)

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1443/vesna93vx.th.jpg (http://img131.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna93vx.jpg)

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1135/vesna107rw.th.jpg (http://img131.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna107rw.jpg)

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/578/vesna119sk.th.jpg (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vesna119sk.jpg)

Ana Vrljic

Tomboyish and skilled. Her smooth game is a delight to watch.

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1594/vrljic2ig.th.jpg (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vrljic2ig.jpg)

Jie Zheng

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/707/zheng6sr.th.jpg (http://img131.imageshack.us/my.php?image=zheng6sr.jpg)

~Carsten~
May 22nd, 2006, 06:29 PM
great pics!
thx for posting! :)

FedExpress
May 22nd, 2006, 06:38 PM
Beautiful pics. Thank you especially for Dulko-pics :) :yeah:

Quack
May 22nd, 2006, 06:43 PM
Wherever she went, Flavia had men bowing and kneeling before her
I think I would have been one of them if I were there ;).

Wonderful pics :worship:.

suzie
May 22nd, 2006, 06:52 PM
Great shots! :yeah:
Some of them taken from exactly the same point as mine, we must have been seated very close to each other! :lol:

HAOCHEN-GOAT
May 22nd, 2006, 07:24 PM
Where are Na and Jie ? no pics from them ? :confused:

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 08:45 PM
Where are Na and Jie ? no pics from them ? :confused:

Na is on post #8 between Kudryavtseva and Loit, and Jie is on the very last picture I posted.

I didn't get any good pics at the final because I was sitting at the stand just opposite the TV cameras (i.e. too far away, and not the best perspective).

But here's a new picture of each of them, taken at other matches.

Na Li:

http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/7231/imgp04036bz.th.jpg (http://img483.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp04036bz.jpg)

Jie Zheng:

http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/626/imgp03296uj.th.jpg (http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp03296uj.jpg)

vesanto
May 22nd, 2006, 09:20 PM
And portuguese players? Like Frederica or Magalli? They don´t deserve to be in your list? ;)

Shooter
May 22nd, 2006, 09:20 PM
Thanks for taking the time to prepare and post your pics. The work you did cropping and resizing was well worth the effort. It's always fun to see recent pics. The players are easily recognizable in your images which means the pics are definitely good enough to be posted and will be enjoyed by tennis fans. One suggestion or request I have for the next time you shoot a tennis tournament is take a few pics of the venue. It's interesting to see what the grounds look like, particularly for the fans who have never been there.

Corswandt
May 23rd, 2006, 01:13 AM
And finally:

At the press conference, Nikolay Davydenko touched everyone with his heartfelt rendition of a forlorn Russian ballad.

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/4079/davydenko4dj.th.jpg (http://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=davydenko4dj.jpg)

Corswandt
May 23rd, 2006, 01:16 AM
And portuguese players? Like Frederica or Magalli? They don´t deserve to be in your list? ;)

Those you can find elsewhere, and on the local press. I tried to do a more "international" coverage.

tucker1989
May 23rd, 2006, 01:17 AM
Any of Bethanie Mattek?

Corswandt
May 23rd, 2006, 01:19 AM
Any of Bethanie Mattek?

No, sorry. Didn't catch her.

PerfectForm
May 23rd, 2006, 05:05 AM
They are great shots! would be even better if you had taken videos of Azarenka in action though :)

smarties
May 23rd, 2006, 11:44 PM
Thanks for taking the time to prepare and post your pics. The work you did cropping and resizing was well worth the effort. It's always fun to see recent pics. The players are easily recognizable in your images which means the pics are definitely good enough to be posted and will be enjoyed by tennis fans. One suggestion or request I have for the next time you shoot a tennis tournament is take a few pics of the venue. It's interesting to see what the grounds look like, particularly for the fans who have never been there.

good idea :yeah: