One of my favorite VIP Events at the Family Circle Cup this year was the “40 Love Original 9 Celebration” held in the grand ballroom at Charleston Place Hotel.
Hosted by ESPN Commentators Pam Shriver (a tennis legend in her own right) and Julie Foudy (of international soccer acclaim), the evening was full of superstars and celebrities. It was held in honor of the Original 9, for whom I’d just photographed the re-creation photo earlier that evening.
So of course Valerie Ziegenfuss, Billie Jean King, Nancy Richey, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kristy Pigeon, Judy Tegart Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, Rosie Casals, & Gladys Heldman were all there. Other notables that were in attendance included Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Martina Hingis, Aaron Krickstein, Venus Williams, Cliff Drysdale, Renee Stubbs, and Virginia Wade.
The number of Grand Slam championships in that room was absolutely staggering! And to think…as the Official Photographers, my friend Alice Keeney and I had the best seats in the house!!! 🙂