July 25, 2011

Bank of the West Classic First Round

Headed over to the Taube Family Tennis Stadium today for the Bank of the West Classic.

Starting in 1971, the week-long tournament is the oldest women's only tennis tournament! Girl Power!!

What's kind of special about this, I photographed the Bank of the West Classic in 2007 for the Palo Alto Weekly. And now I'm right back where I started, but in a totally different "place"... feeling much better than this.

Also, this year's tournament attracted big names like Maria Sharapova and though she didn't play today, she did hold a press conference. I must say, I was surprised at how honest and elegant she was with the media both in her responses and general attitude. And though a press conference photo doesn't do her justice, she is every bit as beautiful in real life as she is in all the ads!

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