Madrid Open PHOTOS: Qualifying action, practice sessions, players’ party

After the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, our Jimmie48 is already at the Mutua Madrid Open and there was no slow start at the Spanish tournament, as the first day on site included a bunch of activities and events: the WTA Media Day, practice sessions, qualifying matches and the players’ party in the evening.

In the qualifying action, Jimmie48 captured the victories of Aryna Sabalenka, Bethanie Mattek Sands, Kristyna Pliskova, Magda Linette, and Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

Our photographer visited the training of Elina Svitolina, as well as the joint practice of Victoria Azarenka and Svetlana Kuznetsova. We also have photos of Monica Puig‘s and Caroline Garcia‘s time with the media, as well as the photo coverage of Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko and Elina Svitolina showing off their soccer dribbling skills.

During the day, players had the opportunity to try out the upcoming Tennis World Tour video game. As expected, ace queen Karolina Pliskova first wanted to learn the controls for serving in the game, while Elina Svitolina wanted to play as herself in the game, but the developer had to tell her that she was not included in the five WTA players picked for the game (oops!).

The day finalized glamorously with the players’ party and my favorite photos are those of Kristina Mladenovic and her boyfriend Dominic Thiem.

Check back to Women’s Tennis Blog every day for more photos from the Mutua Madrid Open.

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