Sports picture of the day: Venus Williams in 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 Sports 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