Serena Williams and Venus Williams play doubles at the 2019 Lotte New York Palace Invitational Badminton Tournament
It was was a night of competition, revelry and fun for fans of tennis and badminton.
Superstar tennis athletes the Williams sisters were in attendance, playing a set of doubles against Rafael Nadal and up-and-comer Cori 'Coco' Gauff.
Sisters forever: Serena Williams and Venus Williams were having a ball on the court of the 137-year-old Lotte Palace Hotel Invitational on Thursday, clearly enjoying each other's company
It was the Lotte New York Palace’s fifth annual pre–US Open invitational, during which the top pros in the world of tennis took to the hotel’s temporary badminton court to play a different, albeit somewhat similar, type of game.
Serena wore her ombre blonde hair in a loose ponytail for the match, and was dressed in an all-black ensemble that included a polo shirt and leggings.
Her leggings featured a charming open braiding effect on either side.
Her sneakers provided a bright multicolored flash of fun.
Pros: The superstar sisters were there to play a set of doubles not in tennis, but badminton
Camaraderie: The Williams sisters were born only a year and a half apart
Gorgeous: Venus (R) is 6ft1in, while her sister Serena is 5ft9in
Serena's older sister Venus wore a white track jacket, paired with navy leggings that featured sheer paneling on the sides.
Venus wore a white tennis visor, with her hair done up in a neat bun.
The Williams sisters played a doubles match, with the audience standing on the immediate sidelines.
New on the scene: On of the players in their opposing team was up-and-comer Cori 'Coco' Gauff
Close competition: At one point, Nadal and Gauff led the Williams sisters, 4-0
Their competition: Spanish tennis champ Nadal, 33, and new star Gauff, who is all of 15.
Coco, who looked quite excited to be in the Williams' sisters presence, wore a white New Balance t-shirt and matching sneakers.
Her black leggings featured white piping along the sides.
Dressed like a gentleman: The other player on the opposing team was a casually dressed Rafael Nadal
Tennis boys: Also in attendance were American tennis player Mike Bryan and Russian pro Daniil Medvedev (R), who wore a Keith Haring polo shirt
Tennis girls: Coco, who looked quite excited to be in the Williams' sisters presence, wore a white New Balance t-shirt and matching sneakers
The whole crew: Guests at the event included, from left to right, Mike Bryan, NBC meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, Rafael Nadal, Cori 'Coco' Gauff, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, tennis players Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev of Germany, and Daniil Medvedev