Some of the world's greatest women tennis players and a fistful a young hopefuls traded in their whites for eveningwear Monday as they gathered for the annual WTA Tour Players Award Gala.
"I shop for clothes very infrequently," said Chris Evert. "About once a year I'll buy five evening gowns--all in one shot. I bought this outfit a year ago, and this is the first time I've worn it," she said of her Lacroix suit.
The evening's emcee, NBC sportscaster Hannah Storm, was a bit concerned about the longevity of her Pamela Dennis gown: "It's very long. I had to find the highest heels I could, and I'm still scared I'm going to step on it. That would be very bad."
The event, hosted by Bergdorf Goodman and Baccarat to benefit The Special Olympics, brought generations of sports personalities together under one roof. "It's great to be here with this new generation of players," said Billie Jean King. "I don't miss playing, though. I don't need to be competitive; I just need to feel the ball hit the strings occasionally."

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