Entertainment Sports All the Best Photos of Williams Sisters, Rafael Nadal Playing Badminton at the Palace Invitational Ahead of the U.S. Open, some of tennis' biggest names and rising stars had fun on the badminton court at the Lotte New York Palace's annual The Palace Invitational By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 23, 2019 11:46 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Serena Williams, Venus Williams. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty 01 of 11 Serena and Venus Williams Serena Williams, Venus Williams. Jamie McCarthy/Getty The Williams sisters posed with the trophies after defeating Coco Gauff and Rafael Nadal in their badminton game. 02 of 11 Serena Williams Jamie McCarthy/Getty Serena was paired with her sister, Venus. 03 of 11 The Williams Sisters and Rafael Nadal Jamie McCarthy/Getty Ahead of their face-off, Serena and Venus chatted with Nadal. 04 of 11 Sam Querrey and Daniil Medvedev Jamie McCarthy/Getty American tennis star Querrey posed for a photo with Russia's Medvedev. 05 of 11 Venus Williams Jamie McCarthy/Getty Venus posed with an oversized autograph-ready tennis ball ahead of the mini tournament. 06 of 11 Rafael Nadal and Coco Gauff Jamie McCarthy/Getty Midway through his match, Nadal's partner, Today cohost Dylan Dreyer, subbed out and teen phenom Gauff took the court. 07 of 11 Rafael Nadal and Coco Gauff Jamie McCarthy/Getty Nadal and Gauff ultimately fell to the Williams women. 08 of 11 Serena and Venus Williams Jamie McCarthy/Getty The superstar sisters seemed to be having fun on the court. 09 of 11 Dylan Dreyer, Rafael Nadal, Coco Gauff, Serena Williams and Venus Williams Jamie McCarthy/Getty After the match, the competitors were all still in good spirits. 10 of 11 Coco Gauff Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Lotte New York Palace Coco Gauff posed for a selfie with a fan. 11 of 11 Mischa Zverev, Rafael Nadal, Sam Querrey, Daniil Medvedev, Serena Williams, Alexander Zverev, Venus Williams and Coco Gauff Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Lotte New York Palace All the competitors posed together.