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Social Hour: Ladies Day at the ATX Open Celebrated Women in Tennis and Beyond

The inaugural ATX Open Ladies Day Brunch served as a reminder of the strength and unity found within women's sports

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Darja Semenistaja, Hologic WTA Tour Player, Anastasija Sevastova, Hologic WTA Tour Player, Melinda Thompson & Ann Jerome

On February 28, the inaugural ATX Open Ladies Day Brunch was a vibrant celebration that brought together men and women to toast tennis, camaraderie, and the joy of shared experiences.

When attendees entered the venue at Westwood Country Club, they were greeted by an atmosphere brimming with excitement and connection. Carefully curated gift bags were positioned at every seat and lively music from Austin’s ‘DJ Kick It’ filled the air. Coupled with the meticulously curated brunch catered by Westwood Country Club and bubbly drinks, the stage was set for an unforgettable day of festivities. 

A highlight of the event was the engaging Q&A session with Hologic WTA Tour stars Anastasija Sevastova and Darja Semenistaja. Their appearance added an extra layer of excitement, as attendees had the opportunity to hear from a pair of accomplished athletes and gain insights into their experiences on and off the court.

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Christo Van Rensburg, Beth Lasita, Chrissie Nolan, Christi Chatmas, Jennifer Spector, Jessica McMillan, Katri Koehle, Mary Lindenberg, Meredith Geiger-Walton, Renee O’Connor & Shari Schneider

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Kyle Robertson

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Darja Semenistaja, Hologic WTA Tour Player, Anastasija Sevastova, Hologic WTA Tour Player, Melinda Thompson & Ann Jerome

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In addition to brunch and other scheduled programming, attendees were treated to a mini shopping experience courtesy of event partners like Love You More, Lucky in Love, and Queen of the Court. These brands added a touch of luxury to the day, offering unique products and gifts for guests to enjoy.

Following brunch, the festivities continued as attendees headed out to Center Court to watch the ATX Open match play. There, they were able to witness the skill, athleticism, and dedication of women competing at the highest level of tennis. 

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front row kneeling, left to right: Carmen Manzur, Nayeli Gallegos, Ann Jerome, Leslie Suez & Lynda Hallmark back row, left to right: Melinda Thompson, Kyle Robertson, Carrie Keith, Karen Doles, Nancy Schneider, Darja Semenistaja, Hologic WTA Tour Player, Anastasija Sevastova, Hologic WTA Tour Player, Paige Johnson, Janice Johnson, Kathy Lampert, Consuelo Davidson & Robyn Veal

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Katy Dennison, Allyson Hertel, Kathryn Ary & Taylor Bowles

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Darja Semenistaja, Hologic WTA Tour Player, Anastasija Sevastova, Hologic WTA Tour Player, Elizabeth Pitts, Kathryn Ary, Allyson Hertel, Kelley Newberry, Taylor Bowles, Katy Dennison & Amy Baer

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Darja Semenistaja, Hologic WTA Tour Player, Anastasija Sevastova, Hologic WTA Tour Player & Ladies Day attendees

Ladies Day, a marquee event for the ATX Open that has been hosted at numerous Hologic WTA Tour stops around the globe, served as a reminder of the strength and unity found in shared experiences, particularly within women’s sports. Through moments of laughter, insightful conversations, and thrilling matches, attendees were inspired by a collective spirit of empowerment and fellowship.

Ladies Day at the 2025 ATX Open is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, February 26 — mark your calendars for another smashing good time!