Tennis Pros Take Courtyard “Game On!” at the Annual Palace InvitationalTennis in Midtown Manhattan

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As NYC gears up to host late summer’s celebrated US Open Tennis Championships every year, Lotte New York Palace plays host to the ultimate competitive warm-up for the defending champs: the Palace Invitational. The annual face-off takes place on the hotel’s iconic Madison Avenue Courtyard, bringing crowds of fans to watch their favorite players battle it out to become the year’s reigning Badminton champion.

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"Tournament took place at the iconic Lotte New York Palace hotel, and the players were surrounded by glitzy onlookers."

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glasses of champagne and wine being served on a tray

"Guests took in court side views while enjoying cocktails and light bites served up in honor of America's largest annual tennis tournament, the US Open."

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venus williams hitting a ball with a raquet

"This is just a nice way for all of us to have fun and not be so serious when the tournament is so serious."

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serena williams and rafael nadal high fiving on a tennis court

"Tennis champs Rafael Nasal and Serena Williams compete against each other at the 4th Annual Palace Invitational event in N.Y.C."

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serena williams hitting a ball with a raquet

"Tennis champs Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams compete against each other at the 4th Annual Palace Invitational event in N.Y.C."

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serena williams and venus williams smiling for a photo

"Serena Williams and Venus Williams pose during the 2018 Palace Invitational Badminton Tournament." 

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