During the tournament, tennis action is not the ONLY thing I photograph. Part of my responsibilities include all the VIP Events that happen off-site. There’s a party of some sort almost every night of the week! But tonight’s was THE BIGGIE! 🙂
Jelena Jankovic (last year’s champion who won the hearts of many fans here…including THIS one…because of her sportsmanship, positive attitude, down-to earth personality, and beaming smile) posing with her mother during dinner at The Riviera.
Pam Shriver (the evening’s co-MC with Bud Collins) and Chris Evert share a laugh about the “good old days” of women’s tennis (something about home-made brownies that I can’t repeat) during a panel discussion that included a who’s-who list of former FCC champions: Rosie “Rosebud” Casals (who won the very first tournament 35 years ago!), Arantxa “The Bumblebee” Sanches Vicario, Conchita Martinez, Chris Evert, and Jelena Jankovic.