Moving from Stanford to San Jose, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic kicked off main-draw play on Monday and the highlight of the day was former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka‘s 6-3 6-7(7) 7-5 victory over fellow WTA mom Kateryna Bondarenko. Our Jimmie48 was right there, photographing this first-round match, as well as Maria Sakkari‘s straight-set triumph over Christina McHale and Ajla Tomljanovic‘s win over qualifier Georgina Garcia Perez, who sported Lotto’s bold sequin-inspired Space collection (Lotto always alternates very simple and disco-ready designs).
Madison Keys launches her title defense on Thursday, but we have her press conference and practice pics. Venus Williams also talked to the media, wearing a long-sleeve top from her EleVen Atlanta collection, which we’re yet to see debuted on the court. You may be confused by a photo of a dog featured in this gallery, that’s Venus’ cute pet looking bored during her press conference. Top seed Garbine Muguruza was also caught practicing in San Jose, awaiting her second-round clash with Azarenka.
Stay with us this week as we’ll post many more exclusive photos from the Mubadala Sillicon Valley Classic!