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Watching tennis with a camera

Angelique Kerber (Germany) at the Western & Southern Open, Mason, Ohio.

Each August I spend a few days watching and photographing the world’s best tennis players competing in the Western & Southern Open Tennis Tournament in Mason, Ohio, north of Cincinnati. And each September I use the new photos as my featured gallery.

The Western & Southern Open is about as close to a Grand Slam tennis tournament as an event can get. It's one of only nine tournaments in the world where the top men and women play simultaneously at the same site: the four majors (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open), and combined ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier events in Rome, Madrid, Miami and Indian Wells, Calif., along with Cincinnati.