Venus & Serena Williams To Compete In NYC Tie Break Tens Exo
Serena and Venus Williams will compete in the 5th tournament of the Tie Break Tens series, which will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 5th. The all-women contest is the first time a Tie Break Tens tournament will be held in the United States and follows successful tournaments in London, Vienna, Madrid and Melbourne.
The most recent Tie Break Tens tournament was held in Melbourne earlier this week and included Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Nick Kyrgios, Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych, Dominic Thiem, Lucas Pouille and Lleyton Hewitt, with Berdych coming out on top:
I’m looking forward to playing in the next Tie Break Tens tournament with my sister, particularly in front of a New York crowd on home soil. It’s unlike anything we’ve seen in tennis before and it helps bring in new fans to the sport. -Venus Williams
Tie Break Tens tournaments are held over one session and involve 8 players competing in a knock-out format, with each match consisting of a super tie-break to ten points. For the New York competition, eight world-class female tennis players will battle it out to raise the trophy and secure the $250,000 winner’s prize; the remaining six participants will be announced shortly.
Tie Break Tens is a really interesting fast-paced format that is taking the tennis world by storm. I am excited to be playing in the first ever US tournament and cannot wait to play at Madison Square Garden with my sister. -Serena Williams
Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.MSG.com