Photos: Connecticut Open Tennis – Day 9.

"Andreja Klepac and Silvia Soler-Espinosa celebrate after winning the doubles finals against  Marina Erakovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014."

“Andreja Klepac and Silvia Soler-Espinosa celebrate after winning the doubles finals against Marina Erakovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014.”

"Andreja Klepac and Silvia Soler-Espinosa pose for a photograph with the trophies during a ceremony after the doubles final against Marina Erakovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014."

“Andreja Klepac and Silvia Soler-Espinosa pose for a photograph with the trophies during a ceremony after the doubles final against Marina Erakovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014.”

"The Connecticut Open Singles Champion trophy is shown on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014."

“The Connecticut Open Singles Champion trophy is shown on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova walks out of the the tunnel before being introduced during the singles final on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova walks out of the the tunnel before being introduced during the singles final on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova serves during the singles final against Magdalena Rybarikova on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova serves during the singles final against Magdalena Rybarikova on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova reacts after match point to win the singles final against Magdalena Rybarikova on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova reacts after match point to win the singles final against Magdalena Rybarikova on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova and Magdalena Rybarikova kiss at net after the singles final on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova and Magdalena Rybarikova kiss at net after the singles final on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova hugs coach David Kotyza after match point to win the singles final against Magdalena Rybarikova on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova hugs coach David Kotyza after match point to win the singles final against Magdalena Rybarikova on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014.”

"Singles Champion Petra Kvitova kisses the champion's trophy during a ceremony following the Singles Final on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014."

“Singles Champion Petra Kvitova kisses the champion’s trophy during a ceremony following the Singles Final on day nine of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 23, 2014.”

Here are the last images of an exciting week of tennis at the Connecticut Open at Yale University. Petra Kvitova continued her domination in New Haven, winning her second title in three finals appearances here. 

It’s always interesting to think about these tournaments after they’re complete. Each one has it’s own personality, quirks, and characters, and they’re all so different from each other. This one has a small tournament feel but with the star power and excitement of a bigger tournament, which I think is quite a nice balance. 

From a photo standpoint, it was essentially nonstop shooting for me over the last nine days. By now, I’ve learned that as the official tournament photographer, success is just as much about time management and good planning each day as it is about taking good pictures. It’s a responsibility that can be hectic at times, but one that I enjoy immensely. 

As usual, the experience is only as good as the people you work with, and I’m grateful to have such great people to partner with. Our web and digital team of Matt Van Tuinen, Stephen Villatoro, Nick McCarvel, Lauren Foley, and Craig Gabriel is among the best in the business. I’m also thankful to tournament director Anne Worcester and the rest of the tournament staff for their efforts and for giving me the opportunity to shoot. 

Now I’m back in Boston to finish out the 2014 Red Sox season. It goes on!

Photos: Connecticut Open Tennis – Day 8.

"Magdalena Rybarikova looks on before the semi-final match against Camila Giorgi on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014."

“Magdalena Rybarikova looks on before the semi-final match against Camila Giorgi on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014.”

"Camila Giorgi looks on before the semi-final match against Magdalena Rybarikova on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014."

“Camila Giorgi looks on before the semi-final match against Magdalena Rybarikova on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014.”

"Camila Giorgi hits a backhand during the semi-final match against Magdalena Rybarikova on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014."

“Camila Giorgi hits a backhand during the semi-final match against Magdalena Rybarikova on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014.”

"Magdalena Rybarikova reacts during the semi-final match against Camila Giorgi on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014."

“Magdalena Rybarikova reacts during the semi-final match against Camila Giorgi on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014.”

"Magdalena Rybarikova hits a forehand during the semi-final match against Camila Giorgi on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014."

“Magdalena Rybarikova hits a forehand during the semi-final match against Camila Giorgi on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014.”

"Magdalena Rybarikova reacts after defeating Camila Giorgi in the semi-finals on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014."

“Magdalena Rybarikova reacts after defeating Camila Giorgi in the semi-finals on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014.”

"Marina Erakovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja hug after winning the women's doubles semi-finals against Monica Niculescu and Caroline Garcia on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014."

“Marina Erakovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja hug after winning the women’s doubles semi-finals against Monica Niculescu and Caroline Garcia on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova looks on from the tunnel before the semi-final match against Samantha Stosur on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova looks on from the tunnel before the semi-final match against Samantha Stosur on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova hits a forehand during the semi-final match against Samantha Stosur on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova hits a forehand during the semi-final match against Samantha Stosur on day eight of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 22, 2014.”

We’re winding down here in New Haven. Here are a few selects from yesterday’s semi-finals action. Last day today!

Photos: Connecticut Open Tennis – Day 7.

"Petra Kvitova hits a forehand during a match against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova hits a forehand during a match against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova reacts during a match against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova reacts during a match against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova appears on the ESPN television set alongside hosts Sam Gore and Renee Stubbs after defeating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova appears on the ESPN television set alongside hosts Sam Gore and Renee Stubbs after defeating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"Andy Roddick and James Blake address the media in a press conference during the Men's Legends Event on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“Andy Roddick and James Blake address the media in a press conference during the Men’s Legends Event on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"James Blake and Andy Roddick ride spin bikes for Yale New Haven Health during the Men's Legends Event on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“James Blake and Andy Roddick ride spin bikes for Yale New Haven Health during the Men’s Legends Event on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"Andy Roddick laughs during the Men's Legends Event on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“Andy Roddick laughs during the Men’s Legends Event on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"Andy Roddick hits a backhand during the Men's Legends Event on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“Andy Roddick hits a backhand during the Men’s Legends Event on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"James Blake poses for a selfie photograph with fans during the Men's Legends Event on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“James Blake poses for a selfie photograph with fans during the Men’s Legends Event on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"Camila Giorgi serves during a match against Garbine Muguruza on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“Camila Giorgi serves during a match against Garbine Muguruza on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"Magdalena Rybarikova reacts after defeating Alison Riske on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“Magdalena Rybarikova reacts after defeating Alison Riske on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"Samantha Stosur hits a backhand during a match against Kirsten Flipkens on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“Samantha Stosur hits a backhand during a match against Kirsten Flipkens on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

"Samantha Stosur reacts after defeating Kirsten Flipkens on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014."

“Samantha Stosur reacts after defeating Kirsten Flipkens on day seven of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 21, 2014.”

Here’s a selection of photos from yesterday’s tennis action, as well as the Connecticut Open Legend’s Event with former stars Andy Roddick and James Blake. 

Photos: Connecticut Open Tennis – Day 5.

"A boy hits a forehand during the Emirates Airline tennis clinic on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“A boy hits a forehand during the Emirates Airline tennis clinic on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"A girl hits a tennis ball during a Girl Scout Night clinic on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“A girl hits a tennis ball during a Girl Scout Night clinic on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Fans fill the plaza on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Fans fill the plaza on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Magdalena Rybarikova reacts during a match against Simona Halep on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Magdalena Rybarikova reacts during a match against Simona Halep on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Simona Halep hits a forehand during a match against Magdalena Rybarikova on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Simona Halep hits a forehand during a match against Magdalena Rybarikova on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Magdalena Rybarikova reacts after defeating Simona Halep on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Magdalena Rybarikova reacts after defeating Simona Halep on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova gets ready during a match against Ekaterina Makarova on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova gets ready during a match against Ekaterina Makarova on day five of the 2014 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 19, 2014.”

Here are some photos from day five at the 2014 Connecticut Open, during which we saw defending tournament champion and world number two Simona Halep ousted in the first round by Magdalena Rybarikova. 

In tennis, you just never know!