The world’s top tennis players and chefs served up the US Open’s hottest pre-tournament action at the 15th Annual Taste of Tennis Gala on Thursday, August 21.

The Gala was held at the W New York in Midtown Manhattan as part of the first ever Taste of Tennis Week. This year’s event was headlined by World #1 Serena Williams and Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef fame and will be hosted by The TODAY Show and MSNBC’s NewsNation’s Tamron Hall.  Guests mixed and mingled with favorite tennis players such as Victoria Azarenka, the Bryan Brothers and Aga Radwanska while sampling an eclectic mix of specially – designed dishes served up by some of the most renowned NYC chefs.

Serena, Tamron and Morimoto were joined by some of the world’s top tennis players including Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens, the Bryan Brothers, Aga Radwanska, Dustin Brown, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Jack Sock and some of New York’s most prestigious chefs including Marc Murphy (Landmarc), Peter Andino (Heartbeat), Daniel Holzman & Michael Chernow (The Meatball Shop) and Kerry Heffernan (Top Chef Masters Finalist), Zac Young (David Burke Group). Proceeds from the event benefited City Harvest.

Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Taste of Tennis Week