Bank of the West Classic - Sharapova vs Zheng

© Matt Cohen 2010
Maria Sharapova vs Zheng Jie - Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, CA 7/27/10
© Matt Cohen 2010
Shooting notes: I've shot a fair bit of tennis, but never on a stadium-type
court. My seat was on the court near the service line, but I spent more
time shooting from the stands to try for different looks. I grew up on tennis,
but in the serve & volley era. Shooting baseliners is not as interesting,
but does make it easier to keep track of the players. Sharapova won 6-4, 7-5,
but Zheng pushed her to the limit in the second set.

The last of the good light catches Sharapova's face © Matt Cohen 2010

Zheng rips a forehand © Matt Cohen 2010

Sharapova yells after a backhand winner © Matt Cohen 2010

Zheng goes up for a forehand © Matt Cohen 2010

Sharapova's racket frames her face © Matt Cohen 2010

A very tight shot from my courtside seat © Matt Cohen 2010

Sharapova's eye just peeks over her hands on a backswing © Matt Cohen 2010

Sharapova blows kisses to the crowd after winning the match © Matt Cohen 2010