BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup

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Four of the world’s top women tennis players, including 2008 Grand Slam Champions Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic, along with World No.1 Jelena Jankovic will face off in a one-night only single elimination event which will also celebrate tennis legend Billie Jean King.  The “BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup” is scheduled for Monday, March 2 at Madison Square Garden and will be telecast live on HBO beginning at 7:30 p.m. E.T.

The $1.2 million “BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup”, the featured component of the national “Tennis Night in America” promotion, is produced by StarGames in association with Madison Square Garden. The event will benefit the Dream Vaccines Foundation and Women’s Sports Foundation.

On Monday, March 2, four of the best women’s tennis players in the world will face off in a one-night single elimination event at Madison Square Garden for $1.2 million in prize money.

Scheduled to Compete

Serena Williams
2008 US Open Champion
WTA Ranking #2

Venus Williams
2008 Wimbledon Champion
WTA Ranking #6

Ana Ivanovic
2008 French Open Champion
WTA Ranking #5

Jelena Jankovic
2008 US Open Runner Up
WTA Ranking #1

The format will consist of two one-set semifinals, followed by a best of three set final for the Billie Jean King Cup.

Photo from TheGarden

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