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.