Maria Sharapova ~photo Pat Krause
Story and photos by Pat Krause
Story and photos by Pat Krause

The Top Seeds in the Women’s Tennis Tournament at Indian Wells Tennis Gardens held an interview for the press on March 6th in the Interview Room upstairs off the media press area.

These top women athletes gave interviews to TV crews on the roof over looking the parking area with the mountains in the back ground. One of the TV interviewers conducted a know your playing partners quiz that left most of the players without answers.

The players each took turns talking to the press in the media room. Photographers got a chance to get up close and personal photographs of the ladies. Tables were lined with people asking questions of the players. Photographers surrounded the tables taking photos.

This is a ritual each year for the press. This gives the press a chance to ask questions of a personal nature like favorite foods, colors, sports favorites, favorite places and what to recommend seeing when visiting their country. Some ask questions about the game and how each players sees her self in the near future and if being number one is a goal.