As the rain has already arrived on Tuesday it gives me the chance to catch up on the blog and share some of my favourite photos from the last few days at the Aegon International. If you are interested in my album of photos (still so many more to process!) then head to the Moo’s Tennis Blog Facebook page HERE. This post features a snapshot of my 20 favourite photos from Sunday and Monday at the 2017 Aegon International in Eastbourne.
Angelique Kerber practising her volleys in an early morning practice session on Sunday.
My best attempt at trying to capture Lauren Davis bouncing the ball between her legs before every serve!
A fab match point for Francesca Schiavone in a three set qualifying win over Lauren Davis to reach the main draw.
Alizé Cornet was not too thrilled about some line calls during her first round match against Alison Riske.
Trying to get player and sign in the same shot – Alison Riske was a first round winner on Sunday.
Timea and Sveta vs. the seagulls!
I think this photo of Timea Bacsinszky and Svetlana Kuznetsova would be good for a Caption Contest!
A first round doubles win for Bacsinszky and Kuznetsova – they were thrilled at the end of the match!
A beaming, Monica Niculescu after her first round win over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Niculescu saved a match point for a first win since Indian Wells.
Front row seats on Centre Court (for the first time!) for the last match on Centre Court on Monday between Ana Konjuh and Mona Barthel.
I love taking photos of Katerina Siniakova.
A gorgeous Monday morning for tennis!
Nice sportsmanship from Sorana Cirstea after Katerina Siniakova took a tumble down match point.
Naomi Osaka’s forehand is sight to behold.
Osaka won her first round match, 6-0 6-1 against fellow compatriot, Risa Ozaki.
Nice to see Peng Shuai live again who won her first match on grass since 2014.
Francesca Schiavone had a disagreement with the umpire – she was not happy!
Umpire alert – Julie Kjendlie!
Lara Arruabarrena in action during Daria Gavrilova out on Court 3. The Spaniard has advanced to the third round of Eastbourne – previously she had only won back-to-back matches on grass just once before in her career.
And finally, a smile for Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova after coming from a set and a break down to beat Elise Mertens in the first round.