Photos: Connecticut Open Tennis – Day 1.

"Kids from the New HYTEs youth development organization draw chips from Dominika Cibulkova during the draw ceremony at the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 15, 2014."

“Kids from the New HYTEs youth development organization draw chips from Dominika Cibulkova during the draw ceremony at the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 15, 2014.”

"Dominika Cibulkova participates in the draw ceremony at the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 15, 2014."

“Dominika Cibulkova participates in the draw ceremony at the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 15, 2014.”

"Donna Vekic hits a forehand during a qualifying round match against Belinda Bencic at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 15, 2014."

“Donna Vekic hits a forehand during a qualifying round match against Belinda Bencic at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 15, 2014.”

"Petra Januskova hits a forehand during a US Open National Playoffs match against Ashley Weinhold during the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 15, 2014."

“Petra Januskova hits a forehand during a US Open National Playoffs match against Ashley Weinhold during the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 15, 2014.”

"Denise Muresan hits a backhand during US Open National Playoff match against Kelly Chen during the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 15, 2014."

“Denise Muresan hits a backhand during US Open National Playoff match against Kelly Chen during the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 15, 2014.”

I’m in New Haven, Connecticut for the next week photographing the Connecticut Open tennis tournament at Yale University for the second year in a row. I’ll be shooting a healthy mix of action and events around the grounds, and I’ll be sure to post regularly throughout the week. 

Here are a few basic frames from yesterday. I had over 20 matches to shoot on a busy day one, so these are as straightforward as it gets. Forehands and backhands.