As a premier lifestyle event on the tennis tour, Citi Taste of Tennis offers foodies and tennis fans an evening of incredible cuisine prepared by top local chefs and “served” by the top pro tennis players. This year, event headliners include Michelin Star Chef David Shim of Cote, tennis legend Venus Williams, former World No. 1, International Tennis Hall of Famer and 9x Grand Slam Champion Monica Seles and Garbiñe Muguruza, known for achieving a career-high singles ranking of world No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association. A portion of proceeds raised at Citi Taste of Tennis benefit the USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, utilizing the powerful combination of tennis and education to enhance the lives of under-resourced youth through its support of the National Junior Tennis & Learning network.
This year’s event returns to Miami headlined by tennis legend Venus Williams, former World No. 1, International Tennis Hall of Famer and 9x Grand Slam Champion Monica Seles and Garbiñe Muguruza, who achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association, as well as Michelin Star Chef David Shim of Cote.
This year’s full chef line up includes:
David Shim – Cote, Dayanny De La Cruz – Centerplate, Adrianne Calvo – Maximum Flavor Hospitality Group, Fabian Di Paolo – El Salón, Christian Chirino – TUR Kitchen, Mikel Goikolea – Leku, Jason Acoba – Tanuki, Patrick Palmer – JW Marriott Miami, Chris Valdes – Chris Valdes Catering, and Karina Rivera, Private Pastry Chef and Founder of Women Chefs 305.
This year’s player lineup* includes:
Alexander Zverev, Alison Van Uytvanck, Alizé Cornet, Anastasia Pivovarova, Andrea Petkovic, Andreja Klepac, Anett Kontaveit, Daniela Hantuchová, Daria Kasatkina, Darija Jurak Schrieber, Desirae Krawczyk, Erin Routliffe, Garbiñe Muguruza, Genie Bouchard, Heather Watson, Heidi El Tabakh, Irina-Camelia Begu, Jelena Ostapenko, Jenson Brooksby, Jessica Pegula, Jil Teichmann, Jean-Julian Rojer, Kaia Kanepi, Karen Khachanov, Kateřina Siniaková, Kristina Kucova, Laslo Djere, Lloyd Glasspool, Lloyd Harris, Lorenzo Musetti, Madison Brengle, Magda Linette, Marta Kostyuk, Oscar Otte, Paula Badosa, Reilly Opelka, Sabrina Santamaria, Shelby Rogers, Simona Halep, Soon woo Kwon, Tommy Paul, Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Xavier Malissa, and more.
The Citi Taste of Tennis series is produced by AYS Sports Marketing and is the brainchild of AYS’ founders Judi and Penny Lerner. Both longtime tennis fans, Judi and Penny dreamed of creating an event that combined the international appeal of fine food and professional tennis. And so the Citi Taste of Tennis was born. Taking place for over 20 years, Citi Taste of Tennis is one of the most anticipated “off the court” events at tennis tournaments nationwide.
Credit: Citi Taste of Tennis