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…
…or prowling at net -- she was all business and it showed!
How would you like to face that intensity just a few feet away? ((gulp))
"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.
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!