GlamSlam: Tennis legends on the red carpet

Tennis Hall of Famers past and present including (in the front row left to right): Lindsay Davenport, Pam Shriver, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Peachy Kellmeyer and Maria Buena. photo by: Jenn Pottheiser

Tennis greats stepped off the court and on to the red carpet in glamor at Cipriani 42nd for the star-studded 34th Annual Legends Ball, the premier social event of the US Open and fundraiser for the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Hall of Famers, VIPs, and celebrity tennis fans were in attendance at the event. Cipriani was lit in full glory accentuating the dramatic high ceilings and columns; models donned in Fila posed for guests on pedestals; live stone-like statues representing the history of tennis would trick the eye by moving intermittently; all the while elegant wait staff and coat checkers stood by.


Tribute & Awards
The Legends Ball  featured a tribute to the Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014: Lindsay Davenport, Nick Bollettieri, Jane Brown Grimes, John Barrett, and Chantal Vandierendonck. Former United States Congresswoman Jane Harman presented the Eugene L. Scott Award to Pam Shriver for her extensive contributions to tennis and Butch Buchholz presented the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Award to Fila for the its long-standing support of tennis. The event was hosted by ESPN’s Hannah Storm.

Chris Evert, looked slim and fashion-forward in her knit patterned dress, Tracy Austin hot in hot pink, and Hannah Storm sleek in black. photo by: Ty Foster for Courtgirl Tennis Magazine

Tennis Hall of Famers & Celebrity Tennis Fans in Attendance
Tiki Barber
, former NFL running back
Jane Harman, Former US Congresswoman
Marc Cohn, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter
Lynn Tilton,  Founder, Patriarch Partners
Tom Murro, TV personality
Hannah Storm, ESPN broadcaster
Martina Navratilova
Chris Evert
Lindsay Davenport
Tracy Austin
Pam Shriver
Stan Smith
Vic Seixas, Dick Savitt, Gigi Fernandez, Maria Bueno, Donald Dell & many more

It was a stunning, memorable evening and a true honor to be in the presence of these acclaimed athletes.