Elina Svitolina‘s work ethic doesn’t allow her to take a day off on her birthday, so she turned 26 on the tennis courts in Rome, wearing the Nike Summer 2-in-1 Woven Short, a sleeveless zipper top and accessorizing with a choker. This is the Ukrainian’s first tournament since the coronavirus hiatus.
Belinda Bencic is another player making her post-COVID-break return at Rome. The Swiss world No.10 was spotted warming up with her boyfriend/fitness trainer Martin Hromkovic on Friday.
Karolina Pliskova is getting ready to defend her title in Rome.
Last year’s runner-up Johanna Konta was caught doing sprinting sessions on Saturday.
Simona Halep is back in action after skipping the tournaments in the States, including the US Open. The Romanian is top seed at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and has a bye in the first round. She’s on a nine-match winning streak which includes the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title before corona hit and the Prague Open title after the Tour’s resumption.
Sofia Kenin‘s smile suggests that she’s moved on from her fourth-round US Open loss that left her in tears. However, a tough task is ahead of her in Rome, as she faces either Venus Williams or Victoria Azarenka in the second round!
Garbine Muguruza is getting ready for the encounter with fellow Grand Slam champion Sloane Stephens in the opening round.
American Amanda Anisimova was all smiles during her Friday’s practice, just as her first-round opponent Donna Vekic of Croatia.
Angelique Kerber was practicing on the only court not accessible for photos, so Jimmie48 had to shoot through a metal fence and it worked surprisingly well.
After playing spectacular tennis in the US, Ons Jabeur is ready to do some damage on clay.
Dayana Yastremska has just announced her split with Sascha Bajin. Does anyone know who this man is, is it her new coach?
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