Top five photos from the Billie Jean King Cup

23/04/2021

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This time last week British tennis fans were glued to their screens as Anne Keothavong's team defeated Mexico in the Billie Jean King Cup - securing their place in the qualifiers for the 2022 finals.

Getty photographer Naomi Baker was on the ground at the National Tennis Centre capturing all the best moments from Great Britain's victory. Here she has selected her five stand out photos and why they were her pick from an emphatic week for the Brits.

1 - Behind the scenes

I love to show behind the scenes, especially in the times we are in and in this case I was the only photographer so I tried to find different angles or something to photograph through to give a different perspective to the viewers.

2 - Make some noise for the Brits

It’s such a great team event and when the British team brought the tambourines out it really highlighted that for me, not something you see on the team bench at a normal tennis event!

3 - Captain Fantastic

Ensuring the team and all involved were covid-safe of course means that the coaches are so often behind their masks (unless playing themselves) so I was so glad when it came to the last day of training and Great Britain's captain Anne Keothavong was involved on court; it was nice to see the team having so much fun and being able to capture the emotions.

4 - Heather Watson serving for the Brits

I wanted to use the flags on the team bench in my backgrounds to represent the event, its Team GB! I always love these images when players are about to serve, so once I found the right angle I was happy to be able to capture this and show Heather as part of the British team.

5 - Katie Boulter's celebration

This image I captured on day one of Katie Boulter and I loved seeing the passion for their country and how much it meant to the whole team to win.

 

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