PHOTOS: 2016 CONNECTICUT OPEN TENNIS – DAY 4.

Not a lot of time to post, but here are the highlights from Day 4 at the Connecticut Open. 

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 5.

Here is a gallery from ATP and WTA All-Access Hour and media availability today at the BNP Paribas Open, as well as a few from some practice sessions as the bigger names arrived on site. 

Didn’t get the chance to shoot a lot of match action today, but there were some fun features from the media hour. When you take a step back, it’s crazy to see moments like the above, with the world’s best so close to each other. 

Photos: Connecticut Open Tennis – Day 6.

"Camila Giorgi hits a backhand during a match against Caroline Wozniacki on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Camila Giorgi hits a backhand during a match against Caroline Wozniacki on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Caroline Wozniacki hits a forehand during a match against Camila Giorgi on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Caroline Wozniacki hits a forehand during a match against Camila Giorgi on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Camila Giorgi reacts after defeating Caroline Wozniacki on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Camila Giorgi reacts after defeating Caroline Wozniacki on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Andrea Petkovic reacts during a match against Kirsten Flipkens on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Andrea Petkovic reacts during a match against Kirsten Flipkens on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Kirsten Flipkens reacts after defeating Andrea Petkovic on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Kirsten Flipkens reacts after defeating Andrea Petkovic on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Andrea Petkovic and Kirsten Flipkens hug at net after Flipkens beat Petkovic in three sets on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Andrea Petkovic and Kirsten Flipkens hug at net after Flipkens beat Petkovic in three sets on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Jim Courier and James Blake address the media during a press conference before the Men's Legends Event on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Jim Courier and James Blake address the media during a press conference before the Men’s Legends Event on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Jim Courier and James Blake ride spin bikes at the Yale New Haven Health booth during the Men's Legends Event on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 20, 2014."

“Jim Courier and James Blake ride spin bikes at the Yale New Haven Health booth during the Men’s Legends Event on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 20, 2014.”

"James Blake hits a forehand during the Men's Legends Event on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 20, 2014."

“James Blake hits a forehand during the Men’s Legends Event on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 20, 2014.”

"Fans wait for autographs after a match on stadium court on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2014."

“Fans wait for autographs after a match on stadium court on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2014.”

"Eugenie Bouchard walks through the tunnel onto stadium court before a match against Samantha Stosur on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2014."

“Eugenie Bouchard walks through the tunnel onto stadium court before a match against Samantha Stosur on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2014.”

"Samantha Stosur hits a backhand during a match against Eugenie Bouchard on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2014."

“Samantha Stosur hits a backhand during a match against Eugenie Bouchard on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2014.”

"Eugenie Bouchard reacts during a match against Samantha Stosur on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2014."

“Eugenie Bouchard reacts during a match against Samantha Stosur on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2014.”

"Samantha Stosur reacts after defeating Eugenie Bouchard on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2014."

“Samantha Stosur reacts after defeating Eugenie Bouchard on day six of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2014.”

Here are some photos from a busy day yesterday at the Connecticut Open. 

Photos: Connecticut Open Tennis – Day 4.

"Former WNBA player Rebecca Lobo speaks during the Aetna Symposium on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014."

“Former WNBA player Rebecca Lobo speaks during the Aetna Symposium on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014.”

"Eugenie Bouchard reacts during during a match against Bojana Jovanovski on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014."

“Eugenie Bouchard reacts during during a match against Bojana Jovanovski on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014.”

"Kirsten Flipkens hits a forehand during a match against Misaki Doi on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014."

“Kirsten Flipkens hits a forehand during a match against Misaki Doi on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014.”

"The USO Show Troupe performs during Military Night on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014."

“The USO Show Troupe performs during Military Night on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014.”

"A guest attends Military Night on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014."

“A guest attends Military Night on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014.”

"Sanam Singh reacts after defeating Jeff Dadamo in the 2014 US Open National Playoffs Men's final on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014."

“Sanam Singh reacts after defeating Jeff Dadamo in the 2014 US Open National Playoffs Men’s final on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014.”

"Caroline Wozniacki hits a forehand during a match against Timea Bacsinszky on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014."

“Caroline Wozniacki hits a forehand during a match against Timea Bacsinszky on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014.”

"Caroline Wozniacki waves to fans after a match against Timea Bacsinszky on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014."

“Caroline Wozniacki waves to fans after a match against Timea Bacsinszky on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, August 18, 2014.”

Here are the highlights from an incredibly busy day four at the Connecticut Open. It’s good to be into the main draw, and the chance to shoot some bigger name players. Another busy one today!

Photos: Connecticut Open Tennis – Day 3.

"Eugenie Bouchard smiles as she signs autographs during WTA All-Access Hour on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014."

“Eugenie Bouchard smiles as she signs autographs during WTA All-Access Hour on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014.”

"Caroline Wozniacki bikes on a spin bike in front of the Yale New Haven Health booth during WTA All-Access Hour on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014."

“Caroline Wozniacki bikes on a spin bike in front of the Yale New Haven Health booth during WTA All-Access Hour on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014.”

"Annika Beck hits a forehand during a match against Misaki Doi on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014."

“Annika Beck hits a forehand during a match against Misaki Doi on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014.”

"A young fan hits a tennis ball during a tennis clinic as part of Kids Day on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014."

“A young fan hits a tennis ball during a tennis clinic as part of Kids Day on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014.”

"A young fan slides down a slide during a tennis clinic in the AETNA FitZone as part of Kids Day on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014."

“A young fan slides down a slide during a tennis clinic in the AETNA FitZone as part of Kids Day on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014.”

"Andrea Petkovic high fives kids during a tennis clinic in the AETNA FitZone as part of Kids Day on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014."

“Andrea Petkovic high fives kids during a tennis clinic in the AETNA FitZone as part of Kids Day on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014.”

"Flavia Pennetta hits a forehand during a match against Klara Koukalova on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014."

“Flavia Pennetta hits a forehand during a match against Klara Koukalova on day three of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Sunday, August 17, 2014.”

Here is a selection of photos from a busy day three at the Connecticut Open. This is a mixture of pictures from the WTA All-Access Hour media session, Kids Day, and action on the court.

Photos: New Haven Open – Day 8.

"Caroline Wozniacki connects on a forehand during her semi-final match against Simona Halep on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 20, 2013.”

“Caroline Wozniacki connects on a forehand during her semi-final match against Simona Halep on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 23, 2013.”

"Simona Halep tosses the ball a she serves during her semi-final match against Caroline Wozniacki on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 20, 2013.”

“Simona Halep tosses the ball a she serves during her semi-final match against Caroline Wozniacki on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 23, 2013.”

"The shoes of Caroline Wozniacki are shown as she prepares to serve during her semi-final match against Simona Halep on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 20, 2013.”

“The shoes of Caroline Wozniacki are shown as she prepares to serve during her semi-final match against Simona Halep on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 23, 2013.”

"The sun sets as Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep play in a semi-final match on Stadium Court on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 20, 2013.”

“The sun sets as Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep play in a semi-final match on Stadium Court on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 23, 2013.”

"Simona Halep reacts after defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 20, 2013.”

“Simona Halep reacts after defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 23, 2013.”

"Caroline Wozniacki waves to the crowd as she walks off Stadium Court after losing in the semi-finals to Simon Halep on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 20, 2013.”

“Caroline Wozniacki waves to the crowd as she walks off Stadium Court after losing in the semi-finals to Simon Halep on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 23, 2013.”

"Caroline Wozniacki is presented with a Yale University Hockey jersey as a parting gift after losing to Simona Halep in the semi-finals on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 20, 2013.”

“Caroline Wozniacki is presented with a Yale University Hockey jersey as a parting gift after losing to Simona Halep in the semi-finals on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 23, 2013.”

"Petra Kvitova blows a kiss as she acknowledges the crowd on Stadium Court after defeating Klara Zakopalova in the semi-finals on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 20, 2013.”

“Petra Kvitova blows a kiss as she acknowledges the crowd on Stadium Court after defeating Klara Zakopalova in the semi-finals on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 23, 2013.”

"Petra Kvitova (right) visits with anchors and Rennae Stubbs of ESPN on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 20, 2013.”

“Petra Kvitova (right) visits with anchors Cliff Drysdale and Rennae Stubbs of ESPN on Day 8 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 23, 2013.”

These are photos from the two semi-final matches at this year’s New Haven Open. Both were great matches with some nice opportunities for pictures. 

Photos: New Haven Open – Day 7.

"Ball Kids dance on Stadium Court during a rain delay on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Ball Kids dance on Stadium Court during a rain delay on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Kids are given racquets during an Emirates Airline tennis clinic on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Kids are given racquets during an Emirates Airline tennis clinic on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Wayne Bryan, father of Bob and Mike Bryan, leads a cheer during the annual family classic tennis clinic on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Wayne Bryan (left), father of Bob and Mike Bryan, leads a cheer during the annual family classic tennis clinic on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Simona Halep prepares to hit a swinging forehand volley on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Simona Halep prepares to hit a swinging forehand volley on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Caroline Wozniacki waves to the crowd on Stadium Court after defeating Sloane Stephens on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Caroline Wozniacki waves to the crowd on Stadium Court after defeating Sloane Stephens on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Elena Vesnina wipes her face with a towel between points during a match on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Elena Vesnina wipes her face with a towel between points during a match on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Sloane Stephens reacts on a changeover during a match against Caroline Wozniacki as her coach, David Nainkin, looks on on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Sloane Stephens reacts on a changeover during a match against Caroline Wozniacki as her coach, David Nainkin, looks on on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

This was another busy day which had me running every which way around the grounds. This is a quick bite of everything I shot on Day 7. 

Photos: New Haven Open – Day 6.

"Caroline Wozniacki connects on a forehand on Day 6 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Caroline Wozniacki connects on a forehand on Day 6 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 21, 2013.”

"Julia Goerges serves during a match on Day 6 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Julia Goerges serves during a match on Day 6 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 21, 2013.”

"Sara Errani hits a forehand on Day 6 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Sara Errani hits a forehand on Day 6 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 21, 2013.”

"Sloane Stephens waves to the crowd on Stadium Court after defeating Julia Goerges on Day 6 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Sloane Stephens waves to the crowd on Stadium Court after defeating Julia Goerges on Day 6 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Wednesday, August 21, 2013.”

There wasn’t much time for me to shoot on-court action on Day 6. Instead, I was mostly occupied with off-court events, promotions, and corporate and sponsorship photos needed for the tournament.

These are a few that I did manage to get from the day’s tennis action.

Video: Yale Bulldogs Mascot.

Click the four-arrow icon on the bottom right to watch this video in full screen!

This idea for this spot is a product of all of us working on the tournament website here at the New Haven Open at Yale. We wanted to have some fun with one of the top women’s tennis players in the world, so here’s what we came up with.

A fun watch and a fun one to shoot as well.

Photos and Reflections: BNP Paribas Open – Day 12.

"Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal hits a backhand against Juan Martin Del Potro during the championship match Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal hits a backhand against Juan Martin Del Potro during the championship match Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro serves against Rafael Nadal in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro serves against Rafael Nadal in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro reacts during the championship match against Rafael Nadal Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro reacts during the championship match against Rafael Nadal Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro congratulate each other after the championship match Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro congratulate each other after the championship match Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Confetti falls as Rafael Nadal poses with the championship trophy after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Confetti falls as Rafael Nadal poses with the championship trophy after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal gives a press conference after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal gives a press conference after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal poses for a championship photograph after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal poses for a championship photograph after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova hits a backhand during the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Caroline Wozniacki Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Sharapova hits a backhand during the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Caroline Wozniacki Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Caroline Wozniacki lunges for a backhand during the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Maria Sharapova Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Caroline Wozniacki lunges for a backhand during the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Maria Sharapova Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova reacts after winning the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Caroline Wozniacki Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Sharapova reacts after winning the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Caroline Wozniacki Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova gives a press conference after winning the BNP Paribas Open championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Sharapova gives a press conference after winning the BNP Paribas Open championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova poses for a championship photograph after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Sharapova poses for a championship photograph after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

I’m here in the terminal in the Palm Springs airport, in the middle of a long delay that was just announced when I got here at 4:30 this morning. I can already feel my tan fading, and it seems like I’ll be welcomed back to Boston later tonight with a fresh dusting of snow.

Since I have some downtime now, I wanted to take this opportunity to post my photos from all the championship action yesterday, and to reflect a bit on my experience over the past two weeks working as a photographer and videographer for the 2013 BNP Paribas Open

Yesterday was a crazy day, but a thrill to be on hand to shoot those final points and player portraits with the trophies. I’m particularly happy with the images I got of Rafa as he won championship point. I definitely chose the right spot to be in. 

Overall, I worked harder, longer hours at this tournament than at any other one I’ve done in the past. One guy covering an entire Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s worth of courts was a grind, particularly during the early rounds when there were so many matches going on. You’ll never hear me complain about warm weather, but it gets hot out here in the desert when you’re lugging all the photo gear up and down stadium steps all day. 

I was brought here to work hard, though, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. I loved every second of it, even the crazy moments where it felt like I had to be in four places at once. After all, it’s a privilege to shoot for one of the biggest and most important tennis tournaments in the world, and to meet and work alongside some of the world’s most talented photojournalists that I’ve admired for a long time. 

As I’ve recently said quite a bit, I’m making a big push this year to improve my video skills, and this tournament was a fantastic experience in conceiving a concept, shooting it, then editing it sensibly and concisely under tight deadlines. Just from the past two weeks, I feel a lot more confident in my abilities as a video journalist, and I’m proud of most of the pieces I produced. My videos and photos also landed me some nice bylines, included in both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times

Finally, and most importantly, it was wonderful to re-connect with old friends and colleagues, and to meet so many new ones. Over my whole career, I’ve been extremely lucky to work for and learn from the best in the business, and the BNP Paribas Open was no exception. I owe a huge thanks to Matt Van Tuinen and Jeff Watson, the MVTPR stars and masterminds behind the BNPPO media operations, for giving me this opportunity and for breaking me into unfamiliar territory. Also, thanks to the rest of our team – Nick McCarvel, Pete Holtermann, Fred Sidhu, and Craig Gabriel – for their creativity, tennis expertise, and help throughout the tournament.

Last but not least, thanks to you all for reading! Sorry I cluttered your news feeds with posts over the past two weeks. I’m off to find some breakfast.