WTA Luxembourg Gallery: Draw ceremony with Sabine Lisicki, Mandy Minella practice and more

LUXEMBOURG (Oct. 13, 2012) — The BGL BNP Parisbas Luxembourg Open kicked off today with qualifying tournament matches, as well as the main draw ceremony featuring charming world No. 25 Sabine Lisicki. Our photographer Rick Gleijm will be here all week, so make sure to check back daily for a new photo gallery of your favorite players. (Full gallery from Saturday below.)

The country of Luxembourg, located in western Europe, is one of the smallest countries in the world, but certainly not short on culture and history as it is bordered by Germany, France and Belgium. The capital city is the largest in the country and hails by the same name, often confusing foreigners.

Top players in Luxembourg this week will include Julia Goerges, Yanina Wickmayer, Jelena Jankovic, Sorana Cirstea, Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic among others.

Today’s winners in the first round of qualifications include Anne Keothavong, Vera Dushevina, Tatjana Malek and Aravane Rezai. For full qualification results, please go here.

The official tournament website can be found here, and make sure to catch a live stream of the main draw matches from the tournament website here starting Monday.

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