As part of the Miami Tennis Open, numerous tennis pros-- including Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Jessica Pegula, CiCi Bellis, Taylor Townsend and Christina McHale--came together to celebrate Women's History Month.
The two days of programming commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, which gave women equal rights and access to sports and prevented sex based discrimination. Despite the progress made over the last five decades, today only 2 in 5 girls play sports due to barriers like price, safety, and space. In addition, 55% of Break the Love’s members identify as female, which is why they are committed to creating more programs for girls and women to access sports for a lifetime.
Guests gathered on the Miami Edition rooftop where they were treated to the panel, moderated by Marissa E. Hill, which discussed topics facing women in sports including, sexism, ageism, higher education opportunities, sports injuries, investing. Also in attendance was Break the Love Founder, Trisha Goyal and Wim Fissette, Naomi Osaka’s coach.
The event also included a tennis rally on March 21st at the Flamingo Park Tennis Center, where attendees were dressed in Tory Sport and paired based on skill level to play tennis and be coached by pros. Guests enjoyed canapés, refreshments, a yoga warm up and view of Miami Beach.
These events helped to kick off the Miami Tennis Open which runs from March 21 through April 3, 2022.