Photographing a Tennis Legend

Last Friday, I photographed a charity event, for Circle of Care, a wonderful organization that provides support to families of children with cancer. HP Hood, the milk company, presented a check to Circle of Care. Hood’s spokesperson for the evening was Chris Evert, the tennis legend. Chris is pictured above with Liz Salguero, Founder and President of Circle of Care.

I had an opportunity to chat with Chris Evert for a half an hour or so before the event. She’s a wonderful person and took a genuine interest in Circle of Care and the stories of the people who started the organization and those they care for now.  And, she was very patient with me as I photographed her with various guests at the event, always willing to pose for one more shot.

After the event, I looked up a few of the highlights of Chris Evert’s tennis career. She won 157 singles tournaments, including 18 Grand Slams. Her career wins/losses record of 1309-136, a winning percentage of 90%, is the highest of any man or woman in the open era. Whew!

Here are a couple of other images from the evening.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

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  1. 1309 wins to 136 losses?? WOW! what a legend – so cool you got to meet her! I hope you asked her what’s the secret to nailing the back hand hah

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