Taste of Tennis

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Venus Williams at 2015 Taste of Tennis New York

The Taste of Tennis is a food-tasting event with foods created by well-known chefs with assistance from professional tennis players.[1][2] Since 2000 it has taken place on the Thursday evening prior to the US Open Tennis Championships at the W New York hotel at 49th and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

Past chef participants include: Emeril, Mario Batali, Tyler Florence, Giada De Laurentiis, Todd English, Dave Leiberman, Marcus Samuelsson, Morimoto and many others.[citation needed]

Past tennis players include: Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, Tommy Haas, James Blake, Mario Ancic, Nicolas Kiefer, Lleyton Hewitt, Daniela Hantuchova Shahar Pe'er, Svetlana Kuznetsova and many others.[citation needed]

Funds raised by the Taste of Tennis have benefited charities including the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and City Meals on Wheels.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Food And Tennis Meet At Taste Of Tennis 2016". www.atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). August 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "WTA stars enjoy taste of tennis". www.wtatennis.com. Women's Tennis Association (WTA). August 26, 2016.