Western & Southern Open

The Western & Southern Open is being held August 9 – 17, 2014, here in Cincinnati, Ohio and I was on assignment today.  It was my first experience taking tennis photographs and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  It’s been a long day.  I began by leaving my home at 7:30am and returned after noon.  The remainder of the day (until 8:30pm) I’ve spent editing photos.  I think I did fairly well for my first time.

After researching the players, I decided to photograph the match between Ben Becker from Germany and Malek Jaziri from Tunisia

Ben Becker (Image: Sherry Lachelle Photography)

It doesn’t hurt that they’re both cute!

Malek Jaziri (Image: Sherry Lachelle Photography)

Taylor Townsend from the United States vs. Silvia Soler-Espinosa from Spain

Taylor Townsend (Image: Sherry Lachelle Photography)

Silvia Soler-Espinosa (Image: Sherry Lachelle Photography)

I also caught some action from the practice sessions.  Here’s Maria Sharapova from Russia…

Maria Sharapova (Image: Sherry Lachelle Photography)

It was quite difficult to get shots of her because of the chain link fence…

Maria Sharapova (Image: Sherry Lachelle Photography)

Here’s Ana Ivanovic from Serbia practicing…

Ana Ivanovic practice (Image: Sherry Lachelle Photography)

Atmosphere shots…


You can see Kings Island Amusement Park from the stands…



This guy is golden…





My first ever Panorama shot…


Beautiful people…

Mladen Stojanovic and Karolina Maculewicz (Image: Sherry Lachelle Photography)

Georgina Benjamin (Image: Sherry Lachelle Photography)

I’m working another part-time job right now at a Vegetable and Fruit stand…gotta pay the bills, so I’ll keep this short and sweet!  Hope everyone is having a spectacular summer!!


9 thoughts on “Western & Southern Open

  1. Great pictures Sherry! Marco & I are BIG Maria fans…..Great shot of her. We usually go to the US Open every fall in NY but this year we are heading to St Augustine for some beach R&R. Thanks for sharing these fantastic photos…..You are excellent!


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