My photographer Jimmie48 has probably never taken more photos in a single day at a tennis tournament, but this Wednesday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix was extraordinary, as Maria Sharapova played her first match since January 2016 and I’m dedicating one whole gallery to the Russian, while I’ll post another one later today to show you the remaining pics. As you know, Maria’s first match after the doping ban was a pretty confident victory over Roberta Vinci in the first round and I’m excited to show you how her entire day unfolded: from the arrival to her media-packed practice session in the gloomy Stuttgart morning to the highly-anticipated evening encounter with the Italian. Enjoy!
MORE PHOTOS FROM STUTTGART:
- Tuesday: Radwanska upset, Kuznetsova, Strycova, Siegemund victorious
- Monday: Glamorous opening ceremony of the 40th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
- Saturday: Germany vs. Ukraine Fed Cup action & Porsche Tennis Grand Prix qualifying
- Friday: Germany vs. Ukraine Fed Cup draw ceremony
- Thursday: Warming up for the Fed Cup