Google Down the Line!: Venus, Serena, JJ, + Ana to play Billie-Jean King Cup at Madision Square Garden

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Venus, Serena, JJ, + Ana to play Billie-Jean King Cup at Madision Square Garden

Here's some exciting news: After the overwhelming success of the NetJets Showdown featuring Roger Federer + Pete Sampras, the producers of the exhibition have signed up Venus + Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic, and Ana Ivanovic for the inaugural BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie-Jean King Cup.

The exo will take place on March 2, 2009 at Madison Square Garden and "will feature a unique format, with two semi-finals preceding a final on the same night. The semi-final matches will incorporate 'no-ad' scoring and will be played over one set; the final will be a best-of-three set match with traditional scoring, although a tiebreak will replace the deciding set. The night, which will benefit the Dream Vaccines Foundation charity, will also feature a special tribute to women’s sports."

Great news - this should be an exciting exo. I'll most definitely be attending this one, live blogging of course!

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  1. I have such a bad habit of waiting to get tickets for things out here, but I think I might jump on this one. (Fingers crossed that no one bails at the last minute!)

  2. I'll be there too. Not so much live-blogging. Just throwing glitter from the stands.

  3. I'm glad they gave the women a chance to play at Madison Square Garden too. Sharapova must be dying right now!

  4. according to sharapova's agent she was invited but declined as it didnt fit her schedule. JJ is replacing her.

  5. That post was a slightly incorrect... The third set in the finals will not be replaced by a tiebreak. It will be a full third set, so fans will certainly get there fill that night! Tickets are on presale right now and going fast.


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