The Championships Wimbledon 2019: Day 5 – July 5, 2019.

A lighter day of match play on Day 5. Here’s a quick video cut I shot and edited from the ladies’ match between grand slam champions Simona Halep and Victoria Azarenka. 

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 15.

Above is a gallery of photos from both the men’s and women’s singles finals matches at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open. I’m a bit late in posting these, but it’s been a crazy few days of traveling and getting back into the swing of things in Boston.

Sunday made for an amazing day of tennis, with two back and forth, three set matches. In the end, Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic were able to pull off wins against Jelena Jankovic and Roger Federer. These are some of my favorites from the day.

And with that, the tournament comes to a close! Indian Wells has a special place in my heart, and just like years before, my experience working for the tournament web and social media team was incredible. It was long days in 90 plus degree heat, tired legs and sore shoulders. But it was also amazing tennis, unparalleled access, and genuinely great people to work with. 

I believe that any place or experience is only as good as the people it’s shared with, and the team of writers, photographers, editors, social media specialists, and public relations experts that I am lucky to be a part of is second to none. I owe many thanks to each person on our team. They are all talented, creative, hard working, and fun to be around.

I hope I’m able to continue working in tennis in the future!

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 12.

Here are photos from yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open.

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!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2014 – Thursday, July 3, 2014.

"Eugenie Bouchard walks toward the Aorangi practice courts before her semi-final match against Simona Halep at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Eugenie Bouchard walks toward the Aorangi practice courts before her semi-final match against Simona Halep at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova walks towards the Aorangi practice courts before her semi-final match against Lucie Safarova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova walks towards the Aorangi practice courts before her semi-final match against Lucie Safarova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova play each other in the Ladies' Singles Semi-Final match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova play each other in the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Final match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova hits a forehand during the Ladies' Singles Semi-Final match against Lucie Safarova on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova hits a forehand during the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Final match against Lucie Safarova on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Lucie Safarova reacts after losing a point during the Ladies' Singles Semi-Final match against Petra Kvitova on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Lucie Safarova reacts after losing a point during the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Final match against Petra Kvitova on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova reacts after winning a game during the Ladies' Singles Semi-Final match against Lucie Safarova on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova reacts after winning a game during the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Final match against Lucie Safarova on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova hug each other at the net after the Ladies' Singles Semi-Final match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova hug each other at the net after the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Final match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep meet at the net for a coin toss before  the Ladies' Singles Semi-Final match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep meet at the net for a coin toss before the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Final match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Simona Halep reaches for a backhand during the Ladies' Singles Semi-Final match against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Simona Halep reaches for a backhand during the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Final match against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Eugenie Bouchard serves during the Ladies' Singles Semi-Final match against Simona Halep on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Eugenie Bouchard serves during the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Final match against Simona Halep on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Eugenie Bouchard reacts after defeating Simona Halep in the Ladies' Singles Semi-Final match  on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Eugenie Bouchard reacts after defeating Simona Halep in the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Final match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Martina Hingis prepares to return a serve on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Martina Hingis prepares to return a serve on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A ball girl hits a volley after invitation doubles player Paul Haarhuis invited her to play a point to replace his partner at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A ball girl hits a volley after invitation doubles player Paul Haarhuis invited her to play a point to replace his partner at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, July 3, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

We’re down to the final two players on the women’s side, as Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard have advanced to the finals of this year’s Wimbledon. I was lucky enough to be on Centre Court to shoot both semi-final matches yesterday. It really is a beautiful court, and I loved every minute of being out there. 

These are the highlights from those two matches, as well as a few other scenes from throughout the day. 

Here, here, and here are galleries with more of my photos. Men’s semi-finals are today!

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 11.

"Novak Djokovic eyes a backhand against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic eyes a backhand against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic hits a forehand against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic hits a forehand against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic eyes a serve against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic eyes a serve against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares play Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer in the semifinals during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares play Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer in the semifinals during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ball boys wait in the tunnel in Stadium One at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Ball kids wait in the tunnel in Stadium One at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ernests Gulbis reacts after a point against John Isner in the quarterfinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Ernests Gulbis reacts after a point against John Isner in the quarterfinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"John Isner reacts after defeating Ernests Gulbis in the quarterfinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“John Isner reacts after defeating Ernests Gulbis in the quarterfinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Simona Halep returns a shot from Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Simona Halep returns a shot from Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Agnieszka Radwanska hits a forehand against Simona Halep in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Agnieszka Radwanska hits a forehand against Simona Halep in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Agnieszka Radwanska reacts after defeating Simona Halep in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Agnieszka Radwanska reacts after defeating Simona Halep in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

We’re approaching the end of the BNP Paribas Open, which means matches are getting more tense and emotions running higher. Yesterday was an exciting day of tennis, and today should be even better.

Here are some of the highlights from the men’s quarterfinals and the women’s semifinals.

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 9.

"Alexandr Dolgopolov jumps as he returns a shot from Fabio Fognini in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov jumps as he returns a shot from Fabio Fognini in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fabio Fognini hits a shot beween his legs during a fourth round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Fabio Fognini hits a shot beween his legs during a fourth round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray falls after playing a point against Milos Ranoic in a fourth round match Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Andy Murray falls after playing a point against Milos Ranoic in a fourth round match Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

" Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Andy Murray in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

” Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Andy Murray in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Simona Halep reacts after defeating Casey Dellacqua at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Simona Halep reacts after defeating Casey Dellacqua at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tennis journalist Bud Collins receives the Alan King Tennis Passion Award on Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Tennis journalist Bud Collins receives the Alan King Tennis Passion Award on Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka serves to Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka serves to Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer walks out of the tunnel before playing Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer walks out of the tunnel before playing Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tommy Haas returns a shot from Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Tommy Haas returns a shot from Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tommy Haas plays Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

I don’t have much time to post, but here are the highlights from yesterday at Indian Wells. 

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 8.

"Julien Benneteau reacts after defeating Dominic Thiem in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Julien Benneteau reacts after defeating Dominic Thiem in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Julien Benneteau hits a forehand during a match against Dominic Thiem in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Julien Benneteau hits a forehand during a match against Dominic Thiem in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Jelena Jankovic hits a forehand against Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Jelena Jankovic hits a forehand against Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Golfer Rory McIlroy watches a match between Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Golfer Rory McIlroy watches a match between Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic lunges for a forehand against Alejandro Gonzalez in a third round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic lunges for a forehand against Alejandro Gonzalez in a third round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Alexandr Dolgopolov chats in the Michelob ULTRA booth during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Alexandr Dolgopolov chats in the Michelob ULTRA booth during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"BNP Paribas Open tennis balls are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“BNP Paribas Open tennis balls are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Simona Halep reacts after beating Eugenie Bouchard in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Simona Halep reacts after beating Eugenie Bouchard in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Flavia Pennetta reacts after defeating Camila Giorgi in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after defeating Camila Giorgi in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan chest bump each other after winning their third round doubles match Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bob and Mike Bryan chest bump each other after winning their third round doubles match Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

We had a much needed, smooth day of tennis yesterday. All the matches went relatively quickly, which gave us some time to catch our breath and regroup as we head deeper into this tournament.

I tried to mix things up a bit, and found shooting from up high to be working well yesterday.

Another big day today!

Photos and Reflections: New Haven Open – Day 9.

on Day 9 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 20, 2013.”

“Simona Halep reacts after winning championship point to defeat Petra Kvitova in the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Simona Halep reacts after winning championship point to defeat Petra Kvitova in the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Simona Halep reacts after winning championship point to defeat Petra Kvitova in the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Simona Halep hits a forehand against Petra Kvitova during the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Simona Halep hits a forehand against Petra Kvitova during the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Petra Kvitova hits a backhand against Simona Halep during the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Petra Kvitova hits a backhand against Simona Halep during the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Simona Halep tosses the ball as she serves to Petra Kvitova during the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Simona Halep tosses the ball as she serves to Petra Kvitova during the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Petra Kvitova serves to Simona Halep during the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Petra Kvitova serves to Simona Halep during the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Simona Halep tosses a ball out of her pocket after winning a game against Petra Kvitova during the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Simona Halep tosses a ball out of her pocket after winning a game against Petra Kvitova during the finals of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Simona Halep kisses the trophy after defeating Petra Kvitova in the finals to win the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Simona Halep kisses the trophy after defeating Petra Kvitova in the finals to win the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Simona Halep speaks during a press conference after defeating Petra Kvitova to win the singles title at the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Simona Halep speaks during a press conference after defeating Petra Kvitova to win the singles title at the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Sania Mirza reacts after winning championship point with doubles partner Jie Zheng to win the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Sania Mirza reacts after winning championship point with doubles partner Jie Zheng to win the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Sania Mirza and Jie Zheng react after taking championship point to win the doubles title at the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Sania Mirza and Jie Zheng react after taking championship point to win the doubles title at the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

"Sania Mirza and Jie Zheng pose with the trophies after winning the doubles title at the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

“Sania Mirza and Jie Zheng pose with the trophies after winning the doubles title at the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Saturday, August 24, 2013.”

I’m back in Boston after spending the past ten days in New Haven, Connecticut, where I worked as the tournament photographer and videographer for the New Haven Open tennis tournament. Although this is a significantly smaller tournament relative to others I’ve worked in the past, the amount of work to be done, photos to be taken, and video content to be produced was no less than ever, so I’m just now finding the time to catch up on posting that work here. 

Finals day is always crazy, but also always makes for great photo opportunities, and I was pleased to get some nice reaction images as Simona Halep stunned Petra Kvitova to win the singles championship and Sania Mirza and Jie Zheng took the doubles title. 

Although the New Haven Open is a women’s only tournament, and the draw is smaller than some others on tour, there’s still tons of activity off the court that needed to be covered. My work often calls for shifting styles and working somewhere in the middle of journalism, marketing, and public relations, respectively, and this was no exception. Although I was on court shooting editorial photos of forehands, backhands, and serves, I was also shooting corporate events, tennis clinics, and sponsorship signage around the grounds, all aimed toward use for future marketing material. In that regard, these ten days served as a good experience for me in shooting for those different purposes simultaneously.

As usual, it was a nice opportunity to re-connect with old colleagues and friends, and to make new connections as well. It’s a pleasure to work alongside so many talented individuals, and I’m very lucky to do so on a daily basis, both in tennis and in baseball. I of course owe huge thanks to the team I was chosen to be a part of. Matt Van Tuinen and Jeff Watson of MVTPR and all-around media whiz Nick McCarvel do some seriously impressive work. It was also a great pleasure to work alongside Elsa Garrison, our old Boston Getty Images photo colleague turned New York staffer, out on court and at events throughout the week. 

Although I won’t be able to shoot the US Open this year as I’ve done for the past two years, I’ll be keeping busy in Boston for the next couple of months, as the Red Sox are in the heat of a playoff chase that should come to an exciting ending. 

Thanks for reading!

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.