Brisbane PHOTOS: WTA players bring cheerful smiles to the All-Access Hour


The second round of qualifying marked tennis action at the 2020 Brisbane International on Sunday, but our photographer Jimmie48 spent the day with top players, some of whom wandered around the city, while others chatted with the media during the All-Access Hour.

Naomi Osaka talked about her off-season to the WTA’s Courtney Nguyen: how she met Beyoncé, how she almost died paddleboarding with her sister in the Turks and Caicos, and how she fully embraced the less-work attitude, having not played almost entire November for the first time ever.

It’s wonderful that the WTA players are entering the season with bright smiles. Just go through the gallery, everyone’s face is glowing. We also have photos of some practice sessions, including Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova, Anett Kontaveit and Ashleigh Barty.

Ajla Tomljanovic, Donna Vekic, Maria Sakkari and Anett Kontaveit used their free time on Sunday to explore Brisbane’s South Bank. Did they like each other’s company? Just have a look at the photos.



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