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IN PHOTOS: IPTL 2014 Day 1 Highlights

Maria Sharapova of the Manila Mavericks. AJ Bolando/Philstar.com

Here are some photos taken during the opening day of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday.

All photos were taken by Philstar.com’s AJ Bolando:

Ana Ivanovic reacts after defeating Daniela Hantuchova, 6-0 in Day 1 of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday.

Ana Ivanovic is congratulated by her Indian Aces teammates after defeating Daniela Hantuchova, 6-0, in Day 1 of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday.

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Ana Ivanovic is all smiles at the post-match press conference

Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray of the Manila Mavericks rallied from a deep 1-5 deficit to make it close, 4-5, in the mixed doubles but Zimonic and Kristina Mladenovic bucked the pressure to squeeze out a 6-4 win that gave the Royals enough cushion to win the tie.

The Manila Mavericks' Andy Murray in action against  Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals. Cilic won 6-5.

Andy Murray during his match against Marin Cilic

Maria Sharapova of the Manila Mavericks reacts after scoring against Kristina Mledanovic. Sharapova fought back from a 2-5 deficit to give the Manila Mavericks their lone win in their opening tie against the UAE Royals.

Maria Sharapova of the Manila Mavericks reacts after winning against Kristina Mledanovic via shootout, 6-5.
 

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