On Sunday evening, the W Hotel welcomed VIPs from the tennis world for a party to kick off the Citi Open, formerly known as the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. The tournament is also open to women for the first time ever.
After dinner in the ballroom, guests sipped on cocktails and mingled on the W's famous POV rooftop, which overlooks the White House and the National Mall.
Guests included: NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green and his wife Jewell Green, International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Donald Dell, ATP Tour players Tommy Haas and Robby Ginepri, Sloane Stephens, Paul-Henri Mathieu of France, Kevin Anderson of South Africa, Frantisek Cermak of the Czech Republic, Susanna Quinn, Hilary Shaw, celebrity makeup artist Erwin Gomez, SELF Magazine editor Marc Adelman, Tournament Director Jeffrey Newman, Wimbledon veteran Melanie Oudin, ABC's Pamela Brown and Britt McHenry, Politico's Patrick Gavin, DC United/MLS All-Star coach Ben Olsen, NBC's Doug Kammerer, FOX's Ed Henry, Mark Ein, chef Victor Albisu, Barbara Martin, Dannia Hakki, Maha Hakki, Sherie Gabriel, Katie Ross, and Kaitlyn Ferrara.
[photos by Michael Baz]
[Darrell Green, Jewell Green] [Erwin Gomez, Melanie Oudin. Gomez did Oudin's makeup before the party.]
[Victor Albisu, Darrell Green, Tommy Haas, Jeffrey Newman]
[Robby Ginepri, Sloane Stephens] [Kevin Anderson, Jeffrey Newman]
[MoKi Media's Maha Hakki and Dannia Hakki, Erwin Gomez, Sherie Gabriel]
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.