It was an awfully chilly night, but Maria Sherapova was HOT! She took less than an hour to trounce Bethanie “B” Matteck at 6-0, 6-0. The last time Maria played the Family Circle Cup was five years ago and she had a poor showing, loosing in the early rounds. This was her first time to play under the lights at the new Stadium Center Court and it seemed to suit her just fine! 🙂 Trained at the famous Nick Bollettieri Acadamy, Maria is interested in fashion, singing, dancing, and movies (her favorites including Mona Lisa Smile, Something’s Gotta Give, and Love Actually). She enjoys reading books in the Sherlock Holmes and Pippi Longstocking series. Her favorite desert is crepes with Nutella (mmmmm…). And one of her favorite drinks is Orangina (something I drank a lot growing up in the Congo).
You can see tons of my FCC images from last year on this year’s program (including the cover), brochures, and of course the stadium banners. This year’s images are already being posted on the Family Circle Cup website (including the Daily Photo Gallery), and on the WTA Tour website. Enjoy!