On Saturday at the Tianjin Open, Maria Sharapova reached her first final since 2015 with a 6-3 6-1 victory over third seed and defending champion Peng Shuai, while Aryna Sabalenka will make her debut in the WTA finals thanks to a 6-1 6-3 win over the 2012 Roland Garros runner-up Sara Errani, who was playing her first tournament since the two-month doping ban. Our photographer Jimmie48 was there all day long, from Sharapova’s pre-match practice session until the semifinals were finished.
MORE TIANJIN OPEN 2017 PHOTOS:
- Friday: Sharapova moves into semifinals
- Thursday: Sharapova moves on, quarterfinal field set
- Wednesday: Zhu upsets Kvitova, Sharapova moves into second round
- Monday: WTA press conferences + players’ party
Sabalenka had a nice tournament. Hope we see more of her in the future.