Main-draw play kicked off on Monday at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy, with first-round victories of Maria Sakkari, Elena Rybakina and Anastasia Potapova, but our photographer Jimmie48 was mostly focused on off-court activities, first accompanying players as they visited the Russian Museum in the morning and then at the evening’s players’ party.
Belinda Bencic and Donna Vekic put their lean legs in focus while posing for Jimmie48 ahead of the WTA gathering.
It’s not hard to make a perfect portrait of Donna. This is my favorite photo of her today, but there are many more.
When it comes to Donna’s dress, it’s Leilou by Aleksandra Dojcinovic. Since Donna has a match against Kristie Ahn tomorrow, she partied with a cup of tea, as we saw in her Instagram story.
Kristina Mladenovic opted for a Stella McCartney look — a white lace short-sleeve top and pink pants with red and burgundy side stripes.
Petra Kvitova wore an ankle-length black dress with sleeves, accessorized by a Tag Heuer watch and Alo Diamonds.
Alize Cornet chose a black sleeveless blazer dress for the night in St. Petersburg, Russia.
St. Petersburg native Svetlana Kuznetsova rocked a bold black top with deep strappy V-neck.
Caroline Garcia was all smiles in a simple shirt and black pants.
Alison Van Uytvanck and Kiki Bertens posed together for our photographer.
Play continues on Tuesday at 1 p.m. local time. Check back to Women’s Tennis Blog for daily updates from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.