Bank of the West Classic - Maria Kirilenko & Victoria Azarenka vs Shahar Peer & Alisa Kleybanova

Bank of the West Classic doubles action featuring Maria Kirilenko (RUS) &
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) against Shahar Peer (ISR) & Alisa Kleybanova (RUS).
Kirilenko & Azarenka pulled out a tiebreak win to advance.

Shooting notes: I arrived early for the Marion Bartoli/Ana Ivanovic singles
match and saw nice light and a lot of empty seats and walkways from which
to shoot, so I figured I'd take advantage. I do like shooting doubles better
than singles because of the net play and interaction between partners. The
only downside is that the stakes are much lower which means that emotions
are not usually on display.

Alisa Kleybanova follows through after a serve. © Matt Cohen 2010 - All Rights Reserved

Victoria Azarenka rips a cross court backhand. © Matt Cohen 2010 - All Rights Reserved

Maria Kirilenko volleys at the net. © Matt Cohen 2010 - All Rights Reserved

Shahar Peer looks to slice a backhand at the net. © Matt Cohen 2010 - All Rights Reserved

Maria Kirilenko flexes her muscles on a backhand. © Matt Cohen 2010 - All Rights Reserved

Shahar Peer plays a forehand as the shadows get long. © Matt Cohen 2010 - All Rights Reserved

Towards the end of the match, there was some really nice backlighting that
was strong enough to catch the fuzz flying off the ball on this forehand by Victoria Azarenka.
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More nice backlighting, this time as Maria Kirilenko prepares to serve. © Matt Cohen 2010 - All Rights Reserved

And again as Kirilenko and Azarenka discuss strategy. © Matt Cohen 2010 - All Rights Reserved