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!
(image via anaivanovic.com)