Main-draw play at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia opened with 14 first-round matches on Monday. As we’ve already reported, Serena and Venus Williams kicked off their clay season victoriously, booking their 31st career clash in the second round of Rome. Our photographer Jimmie48 attended both the matches of the Williams sisters, and he also captured the progress of seed No.13 Madison Keys, Katerina Siniakova, and wildcard Victoria Azarenka.
Jimmie48 kept himself busy away from competitive matches as well, photographing practice sessions of twice defending champion Elina Svitolina, Madrid semifinalist Belinda Bencic, and 2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko.
Just a day after winning her biggest career title at the Madrid Open on Sunday, Kiki Bertens accompanied Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova and others at the All-Access Hour in Rome and her smile says everything about her mood! Just look at her portrait photos and you’ll brighten up as well.
Stay with us throughout the week, as we’ll deliver more news and photos from the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.