Family Circle Cup – A New Champion is Crowned

Serena Williams truly was the story of the Family Circle Cup. From the first ball she struck, she dominated the field…only loosing 15 games the entire tournament!!! This was Serena’s second Family Circle Cup title, and her 40th WTA Tour title…the third most titles of any active player on the tour!

As a doubles player myself, I thoroughly enjoy watching and photographing the doubles action. It was nice to see Lucie Safarova (who had lost earlier to Serena) partner with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to take home the trophy. Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova had a great tournament. They won the first set in the finals, but ended up a little short in the third set tiebreaker.

I was the only photographer to have a private photo session with Lucie & Anastasia, who were super excited about their win. Alice Keeney and I also arranged a private photo shoot with Serena for a small group of photographers in a location we’d scouted out on Daniel Island. It’s always extra special to be a part of these more personal encounters with our champions!!!

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