PHOTOS: 2016 CONNECTICUT OPEN TENNIS – DAY 6.

Here are some images from Day 6 at the Connecticut Open. Not a lot of time to post today!

PHOTOS: 2016 CONNECTICUT OPEN TENNIS – DAY 5.

Here are photos from Day 5 of the Connecticut Open yesterday. 

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. 

Photos: 2016 Connecticut Open Tennis – Day 1.

I’m here in New Haven, Connecticut for the next six days to shoot the Connecticut Open WTA tennis tournament at the Yale University Tennis Center. I’ve shot this tournament several times now, so it’s all familiar territory for me. It’s nice to have a bit of variety in the middle of the baseball season while the Red Sox are away. 

I’m easing in to it today. These are just a few photos of the draw ceremony with Canadian player, Eugenie Bouchard, and some quick action from qualifying rounds. 

More to come over the next few days. 

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 8.

Here are a few quick moments from a busy day yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open.

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: Connecticut Open Tennis – Day 2.

"Belinda Bencic smiles during a qualifying round match against An-Sophie Mestach during the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 16, 2014."

“Belinda Bencic smiles during a qualifying round match against An-Sophie Mestach during the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 16, 2014.”

"Eugenie Bouchard walks through the grounds on day two of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 16, 2014."

“Eugenie Bouchard walks through the grounds on day two of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 16, 2014.”

"A ball girl looks on during a match on day two of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 16, 2014."

“A ball girl looks on during a match on day two of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 16, 2014.”

"Caroline Garcia serves during a qualifying round match against Su-Wei Hsieh during the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 16, 2014."

“Caroline Garcia serves during a qualifying round match against Su-Wei Hsieh during the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 16, 2014.”

Here are a few quick ones from the early stages of the Connecticut Open. 

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2014 – Saturday, July 5, 2014.

"Roger Federer is shown in silhouette during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer is shown in silhouette during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer removes his headband as rain falls during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer removes his headband as rain falls during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer chats with coach Stefan Edberg during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer chats with coach Stefan Edberg during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Novak Djokovic is escorted by security members before a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic is escorted by security members before a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Boris Becker watches as Novak Djokovic practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Boris Becker watches as Novak Djokovic practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

:Eugenie Bouchard walks toward the practice courts on the morning of the ladies' singles finals against Petra Kvitova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Eugenie Bouchard walks toward the practice courts on the morning of the ladies’ singles finals against Petra Kvitova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Eugenie Bouchard walks toward the practice courts on the morning of the ladies' singles finals against Petra Kvitova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova walks toward the practice courts on the morning of the ladies’ singles finals against Eugenie Bouchard at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova hits a forehand during the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova hits a forehand during the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova reacts after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova reacts after winning the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova reacts after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova reacts after winning the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova hugs members of her team in the players' box after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova hugs members of her team in the players’ box after winning the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova poses for a photograph as she holds the Venus Rosewater Dish after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova poses for a photograph as she holds the Venus Rosewater Dish after winning the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova holds the Venus Rosewater Dish as she poses for photographers after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova holds the Venus Rosewater Dish as she poses for photographers after winning the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova poses for a photograph as she holds the Venus Rosewater Dish after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Eugenie Bouchard poses for a photograph as she holds the runner up trophy after being defeated by Petra Kvitova in the ladies’ singles final on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova walk off court afterKvitova defeated Bouchard to win the ladies' singles final on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova walk off court afterKvitova defeated Bouchard to win the ladies’ singles final on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

Things are getting exciting around here at the grounds of the All England Club, as we’ve reached finals weekend. Today, I was tasked with shooting practice sessions for all four singles finalists in the morning. Above are a few scenes from those practices. 

I was also assigned to get down to Centre Court for the trophy presentations following the championship match between Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova. With a bit of luck, I was able to get on court for match point, and happened to be positioned with a clean view of Kvitova’s reaction. These are my favorites from the end of the match. It’s always a thrill to witness special moments like these. 

Here and here are two galleries with some more scenes from the day.