Last week at the US Open in New York, Laureus Academy Members and tennis legends Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles, along with iconic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, joined together at an event to discuss their predictions for the last Grand Slam of the year, and why they have been so committed to Laureus over the years.
"The work Laureus does is so important and I'm happy to support it. I see the difference sports made in my life and I want to make that difference in other kids’ lives," said Monica Seles who won nine Grand Slams in her career.
The sporting superstars joined together to raise awareness about sport for development while they were in town to support the current starts of the game on the blue courts of Flushing Meadows.
“I'm so lucky to be a member of the Laureus Academy. Laureus is making a difference in countries all around the world and we want to do more in the U.S. so I encourage all of you to get involved," said legendary gymnast Nadia Comaneci.
"I've been with Laureus since the beginning and it’s been such a great experience,” said Martina Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slams.
Nadia, Monica and Martina are part of an elite group of Laureus Academy Members who share a belief in the power of sport to break down barriers, bring people together and improve the lives of young people around the world.