April 16, 2016

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber
One last post from the Miami Open before we move on to other topics.  Some players are more fun to photograph than others because of their expressiveness on the court.  This year my favorite player to shoot was Angelique Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open champion from Germany.  This was first time I saw her play in person and she didn't disappoint. Whether she was unleashing a forehead from the baseline…

2016 Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber playing on the Grandstand Court during the Miami Open on Key Biscayne.
  …or prowling at net -- she was all business and it showed!

Angelique Kerber
  How would you like to face that intensity just a few feet away? ((gulp))

Angelique Kerber
"Come on," Angie yelped after winning a point when she was down a set to a relatively unknown Dutch player in the seering Miami heat.

Angelique Kerber
After she stormed back to secure the victory, Kerber's intense on-court demeanor was tucked away and she happily paused for photos and autographs with fans.  What a champ!  From what I'm hearing, the Miami Open will remain on Key Biscayne for at least one more year -- great news!  Next up on SDP:  highlights from the entire staff's big adventure to Everglades National Park. Hope everyone is doing well in the blogosphere!

8 comments:

William Kendall said...

Terrific action shots. She is quite expressive.

Nancy J said...

Their off court attitude is so important, if either a winner or loser. Great active shots. Enjoy those Everglades.

Andy said...

Wonderful photos. Your shots are in so tight and close. You are so right about the expressions.

Jacob said...

I know nothing about tennis or the pros involved, but must say your action photos are excellent; you really captured the intensity and strength demonstrated by Ms. Kerber. We lived in Ft. Lauderdale some years back and I had several friends who attended these tennis outings on Key Biscayne.

Stefan Jansson said...

I am a huge tennis fan, have been since the days of Björn Borg. You really got some quality shots from this tournament.

cieldequimper said...

Excellent shots!

Björn Borg takes me back a few years...

Jack said...

That is a strong, strong woman.

Gunn said...

Great happy action shots.