Scenes from Eastbourne: Wednesday
All photos by Anita Aguilar.
The Winter Garden at Devonshire Park, which overlooks the tennis courts, was built in 1875.
Fernando Verdasco had a good win, and an interesting hair day, against countryman Albert Ramos.
Laura Robson swings with a hint of desperation in her face against Caroline Wozniacki. Robson didn’t appear to revel in the home support this week, or take much pleasure in her time on court.
Bernard Tomic’s father, John, has been banned as a coach by the ATP, but he was allowed to buy a ticket onto the grounds at Eastbourne. He kept a close eye on his son from outside the fence during his win over Julien Benneteau.
It was warm in Eastbourne for the first time in a week, too warm for Julien Benneteau, who lost a third-set tiebreaker to Tomic.
The always composed Maria Kirilenko, and her hair, blew past Elena Baltacha in three sets.
Kirilenko didn’t let her ankle tape get in the way of her Evert-esque pom-pom socks.
Ryan Harrison, who was assessed a point penalty during his loss to Andreas Seppi, pled his case afterward with ATP supervisor Tom Barnes.
Feliciano Lopez spread his wings in a win over Juan Monaco.
Feli later snuck a peak at the match between Tomic and Benneteau.
Petra Kvitova, Wimbledon champion in 2011, lost her last warm-up match for the Big W against Yanina Wickmayer on Wednesday.
Kyle Edmund, 18, a British player born in South Africa, soaked in the applause after taking Gilles Simon to two tiebreakers. He won his first career ATP match this week, and has a forehand and a backhand to watch.
One of Eastbourne’s unofficial mayors made a run for Gilles Simon’s banana while the Frenchman was busy playing his match.