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Original 9: Magical Moments From Charleston

The reunion of the Original 9 at the Family Circle Cup brought back memories, and created new ones.

Published April 18, 2012 11:33

Blast from the past: the Original 9 kicked off their reunion by signing Virginia Slims Circuit posters.
Blast from the past: the Original 9 kicked off their reunion by signing Virginia Slims Circuit posters.
Valerie Ziegenfuss and her fellow Original 9 members undertook a busy round of interviews.
Valerie Ziegenfuss and her fellow Original 9 members undertook a busy round of interviews.
Legare Waring House was the magical setting for one of the reunion's gala events.
Legare Waring House was the magical setting for one of the reunion's gala events.
Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA, joined the chorus of recognition for the Original 9.
Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA, joined the chorus of recognition for the Original 9.
The recreation of the iconic dollar bill photo from 1970 was a highlight of the weekend.
The recreation of the iconic dollar bill photo from 1970 was a highlight of the weekend.
The WTA's Peachy Kellmeyer posed for a photo with fellow Hall of Famers Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King.
The WTA's Peachy Kellmeyer posed for a photo with fellow Hall of Famers Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King.
Casals and Pam Shriver made fun on the blue carpet ahead of a dinner for 700 at Charleston Place.
Casals and Pam Shriver made fun on the blue carpet ahead of a dinner for 700 at Charleston Place.
The youngest members of the Original 9, Kristy Pigeon and Val Ziegenfuss, enjoyed catching up.
The youngest members of the Original 9, Kristy Pigeon and Val Ziegenfuss, enjoyed catching up.
Judy Tegart Dalton, one of two Aussies in the Original 9, brought out her media skills in Charleston.
Judy Tegart Dalton, one of two Aussies in the Original 9, brought out her media skills in Charleston.
Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert were on hand to celebrate the Original 9 and the 40th anniversary of the Family Circle Cup.
Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert were on hand to celebrate the Original 9 and the 40th anniversary of the Family Circle Cup.
Martina Hingis, Virginia Wade and Tracy Austin were also among the legends who made the trip to Charleston.
Martina Hingis, Virginia Wade and Tracy Austin were also among the legends who made the trip to Charleston.
Original 9 member Nancy Richey worked the blue carpet before being introduced to a ballroom of guests.
Original 9 member Nancy Richey worked the blue carpet before being introduced to a ballroom of guests.
Australia's Kerry Melville Reid, a long time resident of South Carolina, greeted wellwishers at the gala.
Australia's Kerry Melville Reid, a long time resident of South Carolina, greeted wellwishers at the gala.
Representing the current generation, Venus Williams touched the Original 9 with her heartfelt remarks.
Representing the current generation, Venus Williams touched the Original 9 with her heartfelt remarks.
Double act: US soccer star Julie Foudy and Pam Shriver served as emcees at the Charleston Place event.
Double act: US soccer star Julie Foudy and Pam Shriver served as emcees at the Charleston Place event.
Legend, legends, everywhere... the audience could have listened all night.
Legend, legends, everywhere... the audience could have listened all night.
The Original 9, including Peaches Bartkowicz, were recognized on court at the Family Circle Cup.
The Original 9, including Peaches Bartkowicz, were recognized on court at the Family Circle Cup.
Billie Jean King gave high-fives to dignitaries and her Original 9 colleagues.
Billie Jean King gave high-fives to dignitaries and her Original 9 colleagues.
King, Bartkowicz, Pigeon, Ziegenfuss, Tegart Dalton, Julie Heldman, Melville Reid, Richey, Casals.
King, Bartkowicz, Pigeon, Ziegenfuss, Tegart Dalton, Julie Heldman, Melville Reid, Richey, Casals.
40Love: A Night of Empowerment featured a World Team Tennis exhibition with John McEnroe, Rennae Stubbs, Austin, Hingis, Navratilova, Wade, Evert, Aaron Krickstein and Murphy Jensen.
40Love: A Night of Empowerment featured a World Team Tennis exhibition with John McEnroe, Rennae Stubbs, Austin, Hingis, Navratilova, Wade, Evert, Aaron Krickstein and Murphy Jensen.
  • Blast from the past: the Original 9 kicked off their reunion by signing Virginia Slims Circuit posters.
  • Valerie Ziegenfuss and her fellow Original 9 members undertook a busy round of interviews.
  • Legare Waring House was the magical setting for one of the reunion's gala events.
  • Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA, joined the chorus of recognition for the Original 9.
  • The recreation of the iconic dollar bill photo from 1970 was a highlight of the weekend.
  • The WTA's Peachy Kellmeyer posed for a photo with fellow Hall of Famers Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King.
  • Casals and Pam Shriver made fun on the blue carpet ahead of a dinner for 700 at Charleston Place.
  • The youngest members of the Original 9, Kristy Pigeon and Val Ziegenfuss, enjoyed catching up.
  • Judy Tegart Dalton, one of two Aussies in the Original 9, brought out her media skills in Charleston.
  • Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert were on hand to celebrate the Original 9 and the 40th anniversary of the Family Circle Cup.
  • Martina Hingis, Virginia Wade and Tracy Austin were also among the legends who made the trip to Charleston.
  • Original 9 member Nancy Richey worked the blue carpet before being introduced to a ballroom of guests.
  • Australia's Kerry Melville Reid, a long time resident of South Carolina, greeted wellwishers at the gala.
  • Representing the current generation, Venus Williams touched the Original 9 with her heartfelt remarks.
  • Double act: US soccer star Julie Foudy and Pam Shriver served as emcees at the Charleston Place event.
  • Legend, legends, everywhere... the audience could have listened all night.
  • The Original 9, including Peaches Bartkowicz, were recognized on court at the Family Circle Cup.
  • Billie Jean King gave high-fives to dignitaries and her Original 9 colleagues.
  • King, Bartkowicz, Pigeon, Ziegenfuss, Tegart Dalton, Julie Heldman, Melville Reid, Richey, Casals.
  • 40Love: A Night of Empowerment featured a World Team Tennis exhibition with John McEnroe, Rennae Stubbs, Austin, Hingis, Navratilova, Wade, Evert, Aaron Krickstein and Murphy Jensen.
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