The first day of the Tianjin Open was soaked by rain, which WTA SEO Steve Simon jokingly referred to as “liquid sunshine”, but despite the shortage of matches, everyone was busy with press conferences and players’ party.
After an action-packed week in Beijing, our photographer Jimmie48 has already arrived in Tianjin, bringing us coverage from the $426,750 International-level tournament, i.e. press conferences of Beijing-Wuhan champion Caroline Garcia, who has unfortunately withdrawn from Tianjin, Petra Kvitova, as well as the players’ party attended by Kvitova, Donna Vekic, Kateryna Bondarenko and her family (look how little Karin knows how to strike a pose!), Nina Stojanovic, Yulia Putintseva, Lesia Tsurenko, Peng Shuai, Lauren Davis, who was surprised with a birthday cake, Irina-Camelia Begu, and others. During the party, players were signing the Chinese Zodiac Sign Wall.
Maria Sharapova, whose Sugarpova brand is one of tournament sponsors, wasn’t at the players’ party, but she did attend the morning’s opening ceremony.
Stay with us for more Tianjin Open photos in the coming days!