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Sports picture of the day: Venus Williams in Dubai

February 18, 2009

TENNIS-WOMEN/DUBAI

The WTA tournament in Dubai has been a big talking point this week, after Israeli player Shahar Peer was denied a visa by the UAE and was forced to pull out (click here for Pritha Sarkar’s blog on the issue) and┬áSports Pictures Editor Greg Bos has chosen a frame from the tournament as his picture of the day. Over to Greg:

I like this tennis picture taken by Jumana El Heloueh in Dubai for its shape and simplicity. It’s a nice action moment – albeit without the ball – shot from a high angle with a nice clean background and lots of space to one side.

Here’s the original caption: Venus Williams of the U.S. returns the ball to Alize Cornet of France during their match on the fourth day of the WTA Dubai Tennis Championships February 18, 2009. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

For the previous day’s picture, click here

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