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VCO Champion’s Portrait

As the Official Tournament Photographer for the Volvo Car Open, one of my distinct honors is photographing private portrait sessions with each year’s champions.

I caught up with Alla Kudryavtseva and Katarina Srebotnik shortly after their triumph, trophy presentation, and interviews with the Tennis Channel. At age 37, this was Katarina’s second doubles title at this tournament, winning her other one 10 years ago!!!

With the weather delays throwing off the schedule, we weren’t able to execute our original plan of taking Kiki Bertens downtown for her portrait at one of the iconic Charleston landmarks. In fact, we barely made it to a suitable location on Daniel Island as the last remaining rays of twilight faded to dusk.

Kiki was a kind and gracious champion, working quickly with us to capture a variety of shots before heading off to a celebratory dinner with coaches, friends, and family.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kiki, Alla, and Kata on an incredible tournament!!!