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Arantxa Rus
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Dear Visitor,

the best quick overview you might get by going to → Gallery 2 and my Flickr slideshow. There you find all the → ‘Daily Five’ updates of the past stored in one place. Click to start the slideshow. You’ll find a play/pause button in the lower left, a fullscreen symbol in the lower right corner.

Just in case, your device doesn’t support the Flash technology and you see nothing but an empty black space, here’s the → direct link to my Fotostream on Flickr. By using the Search function there (by clicking on the reading-glass symbol) you can search specifically for players names, tourneys etc. Clicking on the symbol to the right of the reading-glass will start the slideshow.

All you see there or here is just the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds of photos to come!

A good friend of mine, a gifted painter, is always regretting that he didn’t become a musician. With me, being a pro musician for all my life, it’s the opposite. I pretty much would have liked to be also an artist. With my → Wallpapers I follow that dream of being a little bit more creative in terms of ‘visuality’. Ah, let’s not forget the → ‘Upright’ section here, which is just about playing around a bit with the means of digital post production. Obviously far away from being true art but fun to do and hopefully fun to watch. In the Wallpapers section it’s about the use of fonts as well, which is worthwhile, since with this instrument you can point out or enhance so much aesthetically and emotionally.

Many of the images also are represented in my social network channels. Some of the videos I took of practice sessions from Viktoria Azarenka after her ‘baby break’ or Julia Goerges or Genie Bouchard have got quite a number of visits by now. You can watch them on → Youtube.

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Recently it was fun for me to cover the → Australian Open 2018 with match protocols, comments, screenshot collages and some of my own photos. Managed to ‘park’ some of my thoughts there as well which hadn’t appeared already in the → Intro section, which is meant to be the actual introduction of myself and my motives to start and stick with this project, BeautifulWTA.

So, guess that everything is said for now. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you soon again!

Best regards,

Christian Brockmeier

As the name implies, the intention here is in documenting the beauty, not only of the players and the sport itself, but of the whole ambience, the surroundings, all those small situations which make the WTA, the ITF etc. and their events always interesting, sometimes amusing and often fascinating.
In the second year of this biennial shooting project the focus changed a bit to catching intense ball contacts without motor usage, which after some website refurbishment is the primary thing to be reflected here at the moment. The ‘ambience’ motto will be covered in a special category later.[read more]

Denisa ALLERTOVA – Tessah ANDRIANJAFITRIMO – Victoria AZARENKA – Timea BABOS – Irina Maria BARA – Annika BECK – Belinda BENCIC – Kiki BERTENS – Elyne BOEYKENS – Eugenie BOUCHARD – Jennifer BRADY – Madison BRENGLE – Lou BROULEAU – Cagla BUYUKAKCAY – Jana CEPELOVA – Petra CETKOVSKA – Louisa CHIRICO – Dominika CIBULKOVA – Sorana CIRSTEA – Alizé CORNET – Carolin DANIELS – Lauren DAVIS – Indie DE VROOME – Steffi DISTELMANS – Oceane DODIN – Misaki DOI – Lourdes DOMINGUEZ LINO – Vera DUSHEVINA – Diana ENACHE – Sara ERRANI – Julieta Lara ESTABLE – Dia EVTIMOVA – Kirsten FLIPKENS – Anna Lena FRIEDSAM – Anna GABRIC – Andrea GAMIZ – Caroline GARCIA – Daria GAVRILOVA – Myrtille GEORGES – Katharina GERLACH – Nicola GEUER – Nicole GIBBS – Camila GIORGI – Claudia GIOVINE – Julia GOERGES – Viktorija GOLUBIC – Barbara HAAS – Beatriz HADDAD MAIA – Simona HALEP – Daniela HANTUCHOVA – Vivian HEISEN – Polona HERCOG – Amandine HESSE – Martina HINGIS – Andrea HLAVACKOVA – Katharina HOBGARSKI – Richel HOGENKAMP – Michaela HONCOVA – Lucie HRADECKA – Olga IANCHUK – Ana IVANOVIC – Dalila JAKUPOVIC – Jelena JANKOVIC – Oksana KALASHNIKOVA – Kaia KANEPI – Paula KANIA – Daria KASATKINA – Lesley KERKHOVE – Madison KEYS – Deniz KHAZANIUK – Romy KOELZER – Pia KONIG – Johanna KONTA – Anett KONTAVEIT – Tamara KORPATSCH – Petra KREJSOVA – Swetlana KUZNETSOVA – Petra KVITOVA – Johanna LARSSON – Elixane LECHEMIA – Katharina LEHNERT – Varvara LEPCHENKO – Alizé LIM – Magda LINETTE – Jamie LOEB – Antonia LOTTNER – Mirjana LUCIC BARONI – Tena LUKAS – Ekatarina MAKAROVA – Lidziya MAROZAVA – Alice MATTEUCCI – Elise MERTENS – Mandy MINELLA – Sania MIRZA – Tayisiya and Yana MORDERGER – Karolina MUCHOVA – Garbiñe MUGURUZA – Asia MUHAMMAD – Monica NICULESCU – Raluca OLARU – Naomi OSAKA – Jelena OSTAPENKO – Gabriela PANTUCKOVA – Jasmine PAOLINI – Chloe PAQUET – Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA – Guadalupe PEREZ ROJAS – Conny PERRIN – Andrea PETKOVIC – Jessica PIERI – Dinah PFITZENMAIER – Tsvetana PIRONKOVA – Katarzyna PITER – Karolina and Kristyna PLISKOVA – Anastasia PRIBYLOVA – Tereza PROCHAZKOVA – Monica PUIG – Yulia PUTINTSEVA – Agnieska and Urzula RADWANSKA – Ankita RAINA – Virginie RAZZANO – Alison RISKE – Laura ROBSON – Evgeniya RODINA – Camilla ROSATELLO – Lena RUEFFER – Arantxa RUS – Elena Gabriela RUSE – Amra SADIKOVIC – Olga SAEZ LARRA – Maria SAKKARI – Laura SCHAEDER – Barbara SCHETT – Francesca SCHIAVONE – Anna Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA – Patty SCHNYDER – Demi SCHUURS – Maria SHARAPOVA – Isabella SHINIKOVA – Yaroslava SHVEDOVA – Laura SIEGEMUND – Katerina SINIAKOVA – Tereza SMITKOVA – Sara SORRIBES TORMO – Ipek SOYLU – Sloane STEPHENS – Melanie STOKKE – Samatha STOSUR – Barbora STRYCOVA – Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO – Jil Belen TEICHMANN – Patricia Maria TIG – Martina TREVISAN – Alison VAN UYTVANCK – CoCo VANDEWEGHE – Elena VESNINA – Sachia VICKERY – Natalia VIKHLYANTSEVA – Roberta VINCI – Stefanie VOEGELE – Erika VOGELSANG – Stefanie VOGT – Kathinka VON DEICHMANN – Renata VORACOVA – Ana VRLJIC – Heather WATSON – Ashley WEINHOLD – Caitlin WHORISKEY – Yanina WICKMAYER – Carina WITTHOEFT – Caroline WOZNIACKI – Anna ZAJA – Vendula ZOVINCOVA ETC. ETC. ETC.

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Last update: 25/02/18
Gallery 2* (excerpt) | THE BALL IS NOW
→ Daily Five | → Upright | → FOTD

1. Lucie Hradecka
2. Varvara Lepchenko
3. Elyne Boeykens
4. Alizé Lim
5. Mandy Minella
6. Genie Bouchard
7. Asia Muhammad
8. Mariana Duque Marino
9. Monica Puig
10. Jessica Pieri
11. Elyne Boeykens
12. Barbara Haas
13. Stefanie Vögele
14. Caroline Garcia
15. Lemoine | Boeykens
17. Conny Perrin
18. Laura Siegemund
19. Daria Kasatkina
20. Laura Robson
21. Arantxa Rus
22. Varvara Lepchenko
23. Sabine Lisicki
24. Daria Kasatkina
25. Katharina Gerlach
26. Kiki Bertens
27. Myrtille Georges
28. Deniz Khazaniuk
29. Romy Koelzer
30. Johanna Larsson
31. Pauline Parmentier
32. Ipek Soylu
33. Andrea Petkovic
34. Caroline Wozniacki
35. Sara Sorribes Tormo
36. Barbara Schett
37. Carina Witthoeft
38. Carla Suarez Navarro
39. Mandy Minella
40. Jelena Jankovic
41. Carina Witthoeft
42. Stefanie Vögele
43. Daria Kasatkina
44. Viktorija Golubic
45. Mandy Minella
46. Jana Cepelova
47. Nora Niedmers
48. Lauren Davis
49. Melanie Stokke
50. Belinda Bencic
51. Johanna Larsson
52. Jelena Jankovic
53. Carina Witthoeft
54. Camilla Rosatello
55. Annika Beck
56. Karolina Muchova
57. Camila Giorgi
58. Maria Sakkari
59. Amandine Hesse
60. Chantal Skamlova
61. Kristyna Pliskova
62. Genie Bouchard
63. Tayisiya Morderger
64. Petra Martic
65. Anna Zaja
66. Ipek Soylu
67. Laura Schaeder
68. Beatrice Haddad Maia
69. Lauren Davis
70. Lesley Kerkhove
71. Melanie Stokke
72. Monica Puig
73. Maria Sakkari
74. Elena Vesnina
75. Stefanie Vögele
76. Johanna Larsson
77. Demi Schuurs
78. Nicola Geuer
79. Nora Niedmers
80. Katharina Hering
81. Barbara Rittner
82. Maria Sharapova
83. Laura Siegemund
84. Naomi Osaka
85. Alizé Lim
86. Lou Brouleau
87. Indie de Vroome
88. Yanina Wickmayer
89. Madison Brengle
90. Monica Puig
91. Lesley Kerkhove
92. Tessah Andrianjafitrimo
93. Jelena Jankovic
94. Lena Rueffer
95. Maria Sharapova
96. Mirjana Lucic Baroni
97. Johanna Larsson
98. Barbara Haas
99. Kirsten Flipkens
100. Katharina Lehnert
101. Lena Rueffer
102. Jessica Pieri
103. Chiara Scholl
104. Patty Schnyder
105. Romy Koelzer
106. Anna Kalinskaya
107. Anastasia Pribylova
108. Mariana Duque Marino
109. Romy Koelzer
110. Gabriela Pantuckova
111. Katharina Hering
112. Ekaterina Makarova
113. Aleksandra Krunic
114. Polina Leykina
115. Katharina Gerlach
116. Melanie Stokke
117. Nicole Gibbs
118. Conny Perrin
119. Stefanie Vögele
120. Raluca Olaru
121. Katharina Gerlach
122. Ashley Weinhold
123. Barbara Schett
124. Olga Saez Larra
125. Annika Beck
126. Johanna Larsson
127. Kiki Bertens
128. Elyne Boeykens
129. Mandy Minella
130. Lena Rueffer
131. Annika Beck
132. Ankita Raina
133. Varvara Lepchenko
134. Demi Schuurs
135. Julia Görges
136. Viktorija Golubic
137. Johanna Larsson
138. Arantxa Rus
139. Denisa Allertova
140. Polina Leykina
141. Tereza Smitkova
142. Kristyna Pliskova
143. Lauren Davis
144. Patricia Maria Tig
145. Carla Suarez Navarro
146. Patty Schnyder
147. Carina Witthoeft
148. Genie Bouchard
149. Caroline Wozniacki
150. Lidziya Marozava
151. Barbara Haas
152. Ekaterina Makarova
153. Julia Görges
154. Kristyna Pliskova
155. Victoria Azarenka
156. Genie Bouchard
157. Kiki Bertens
158. Francesca Schiavone
159. Carla Suarez Navarro
160. Sara Errani
161. Elena Vesnina
162. Elena Vesnina
163. Elena Vesnina
164. Alison Riske
165. Jil Teichmann
166. Jil Teichmann
168. Misaki Doi
169. Eri Hozumi
170. Svetlana Kuznetsova
171. Alison van Uytvanck
172. Jelena Jankovic
173. Barbora Strycova
174. Jelena Jankovic
175. Stefanie Vögele
176. Tara Moore
177. Carina Witthoeft
178. Carina Witthoeft
179. Carina Witthoeft
180. Tara Moore
181. Caitlin Whoriskey
182. Patricia Maria Tig
183. Carina Witthoeft
184. Patricia Maria Tig
185. Caroline Garcia
186. Patricia Maria Tig
187. Carina Witthoeft
188. Carina Witthoeft
189. Francesca Schiavone
190. Francesca Schiavone
191. Varvara Lepchenko
192. Varvara Lepchenko
193. Johanna Larsson
194. Kristyna Pliskova
195. Kiki Bertens
196. Hsieh Su-Wei
197. Laura Siegemund
198. Caroline Wozniacki
199. Andrea Petkovic
200. Niculescu | Tig
201. Denisa Allertova
202. Johanna Larsson
203. Johanna Larsson
204. Johanna Larsson
205. Johanna Larsson
206. Johanna Larsson
207. Kristyna Pliskova
208. Barbara Haas
209. Kristyna Pliskova
210. Garbine Muguruza
211. Julia Görges
212. Julia Görges
213. Garbine Muguruza
214. Garbine Muguruza
215. Barbara Schett
216. Barbara Schett
217. Carla Suarez Navarro
218. Carla Suarez Navarro
219. Dominika Cibulkova
220. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
221. Dominika Cibulkova
222. Dominika Cibulkova
223. Dominika Cibulkova
224. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
225. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
226. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
227. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
228. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
229. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
230. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
231. Dominika Cibulkova
232. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
233. Viktorija Golubic
234. Viktorija Golubic
235. Viktorija Golubic
236. Viktorija Golubic
237. Viktorija Golubic
238. Viktorija Golubic
239. Viktorija Golubic
240. Viktorija Golubic
241. Katarzyna Piter
242. Lena Rueffer
243. Elena Vesnina
244. Amandine Hesse
245. Jessica Pieri
246. Barbara Haas
247. Patty Schnyder
248. Arantxa Rus
249. Arantxa Rus
250. Arantxa Rus
251. Elyne Boeykens
252. Elyne Boeykens
253. Ankita Raina
254. Olga Saez Larra
255. Jana Cepelova
256. ?
257. Brengle | Geuer
258. Brengle | Geuer
259. Tsvetana Pironkova
260. Irina Maria Bara
261. Carina Witthoeft
262. Stefanie Vögele
264. Tena Lukas
265. Tena Lukas
266. Jana Cepelova
267. Cagla Buyukakcay
268. Genie Bouchard
269. Marie Bouzkova
270. Misaki Doi
271. Daniela Hantuchova
272. Camila Giorgi
273. Patty Schnyder
274. Laura Siegemund
275. Ekaterina Makarova
276. Anna Klasen
277. Stefanie Vögele
278. Sorana Cirstea
279. Samatha Stosur
280. Jelena Ostapenko
281. Katarzyna Piter
282. Elyne Boeykens
283. Anna Zaja
284. Samantha Stosur
285. Daria Kasatkina
286. Laura Siegemund
287. Stephanie Vogt
288. Barbara Schett
289. Katarzyna Piter
290. Federica Arcidiacono
291. Caroline Garcia
292. Tara Moore
293. Misaki Doi
294. Andrea Gamiz
295. Sara Sorribes Tormo
296. Nicola Geuer
297. Caroline Garcia
298. Carina Witthoeft
299. Daria Kasatkina
300. Barbara Haas
301. Lauren Davis
302. Arantxa Rus
303. Denisa Allertova
304. Julia Görges
305. Demi Schuurs
306. Misaki Doi
307. Madison Brengle
308. Annika Beck
309. Elyne Boeykens
310. Annika Beck
311. Melanie Stokke
312. Irene Burillo Escorihuela
313. Camila Giorgi
314. Ankita Raina
315. Katharina Gerlach
316. Petra Cetkovska
317. Alison Riske
318. Ana Ivanovic
319. Katharina Gerlach
320. Patty Schnyder
321. Katharina Gerlach
322. Romy Koelzer
323. Laura-Ioana Andrei
324. Linda Prenkovic
325. Victoria Azarenka
326. Victoria Azarenka
327. Elyne Boeykens
328. Laura Siegemund
329. Johanna Larsson
330. Sara Sorribes Tormo
331. Johanna Larsson
332. Petra Kvitova
333. Laura Siegemund
334. Ankita Raina
335. Madison Brengle
336. Kristyna Pliskova
337. Laura Siegemund
338. Laura Siegemund
339. Laura Siegemund
340. Julia Görges
341. Monica Puig
342. Samantha Stosur
343. Elena Vesnina
344. Elena Vesnina
345. Elena Vesnina
346. Kateryna Bondarenko
347. Elena Vesnina
348. Samantha Stosur
349. Monica Puig
350. Alison Riske
351. Monica Puig
352. Heather Watson
353. Elena Vesnina
354. Samantha Stosur
355. Samantha Stosur
356. Elena Vesnina
357. Monica Puig
358. Heather Watson
359. Samantha Stosur
360. Alison Riske
361. Jil Teichmann
362. Samantha Stosur
363. Monica Puig
364. Elena Vesnina
365. Alizé Lim
366. Alizé Lim
367. Alizé Lim
368. Alizé Lim
369. Alizé Lim
370. Alizé Lim
371. Alizé Lim
372. Zhang Kailin
373. Alizé Lim
374. Alizè Lim
375. Alison Riske
376. Alison Riske
377. Sara Errani
378. Samantha Stosur
379. Samantha Stosur
380. Erika Vogelsang
381. Belinda Bencic
382. Belinda Bencic
383. Belinda Bencic
384. Jelena Jankovic
385. Anna Konjuh
386. Anna Konjuh
387. Natalia Vikhlyantseva
388. Demi Schuurs
389. Carina Witthoeft
390. Carina Witthoeft
391. Carina Witthoeft
392. Natalia Vikhlyantseva
393. Arantxa Rus
394. Arantxa Rus
395. Arantxa Rus
396. Arantxa Rus
397. Arantxa Rus
398. Nicola Geuer
399. Jamie Loeb
400. Evgeniya Rodina
401. Evgeniya Rodina
402. Evgeniya Rodina
403. Evgeniya Rodina
404. Evgeniya Rodina
405. Mandy Minella
406. Arantxa Rus
407. Camila Giorgi
408. Petra Krejsova
409. Petra Krejsova
410. Petra Krejsova
411. Petra Krejsova
412. Jelena Jankovic
413. Jelena Jankovic
414. Jelena Jankovic
415. Jelena Jankovic
416. Dominika Cibulkova
417. Dominika Cibulkova
418. Kristina Mladenovic
419. Kirsten Flipkens
420. Kirsten Flipkens
421. Dominika Cibulkova
422. Lu Jia-Jing
423. Kaia Kanepi

* The 423 images of Gallery 2 are shown randomly. It’s all about greyscale here. There are millions of shades, hues, nuances, gradations, differentiations, distinctions of grey, black and white. Enjoy. To stay with a pic just hold the mouse over it.

 

‘Upright’


slideshow

NEW > Gabriela Pantuckova

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‘Daily Five’

Having tested several styles and approaches finally I come to these results, which reflect best the vision which drew me into this project two years ago. So, why not have a look. From now on there will be five greyscale samples from this category, updated on a daily basis…

Just click on the first image and enjoy the slideshow like a movie with a new pic appearing every ten seconds. Or you can stop the slideshow by clicking on the symbol in the upper right corner and navigate individually with the arrow keys. In order to enhance the ‘cinematic’ impression you might want to toggle your browser to its fullscreen mode as well… → Gallery 2 | → Upright | → FOTD
Jelena Ostapenko
Stuttgart ’17
Tamara Korpatsch
Hechingen ’17
Katharina Hering
Versmold ’17
Petra Martic
Wiesbaden ’17
Genie Bouchard
Nuremberg ’17

The ‘Daily Five’ of the past are up on Flickr by now. Click to start the slideshow. You’ll find a play/pause button in the lower left, a fullscreen symbol in the lower right corner.

Since it’s using the ‘Flash’ technology, it’s not working with iPhones and iPads, on which one doesn’t see anything but an empty space here – not sure about the other operating systems. As you might know me by now, I will try and find a solution for that soon. For the time being here’s the → direct link to my Fotostream on Flickr.




Feature Of The Day

→ Daily Five | → Upright | → Gallery 2

New category: One commented pic per day. I find it difficult to condense all my thoughts about a photo into a concise headline and want to practice it a bit. The good news is, that after applying an even more precise ‘taste filter’ on the selection of over 900 edited greyscale photos about a third of them are remaining in the pool I want to draw upon for these verbal exercises.


Daily #065
Nuremberg ’17

Documenting

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