Tennis Identity

Time for a Showdown (and a little Wii). Svetlana Kuznetsova, Kim Clijsters, Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic to Battle for the Billie Jean Cup Live in NYC March 1.

BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup Tickets are still available for the 2010 BNP Paribas Showdown at NYC's Madison Square Garden, Monday March 1. In the house will be some of the best of the WTA: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Kim Clijsters, Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic (the Serb replaces Serena Williams who has just withdrawn due to injury). Only current and former Grand Slam Champions or year-ending World #1 ranked players are eligible for the one night event. At stake the coveted Billie Jean Cup and $1.2 million in prize money. This is single elimination play, one-set singles semi-finals followed by a best of three set final. Tix are available through Madison Square Garden. Seats range in price from $25 – $250 USD.

Fila_Patch_SM If you are looking for something to do the day before (Sunday, February 28), check out the "Match Before the Match" another showdown of sorts, this one pits Kim Clijsters against Svetlana Kuzetsova playing a Ubisoft Racquet Sports for Wii Match on the 185" Gardenvision Screen at Madison Square Garden. Both athletes will debut Fila's new Spring 2010 Center Court tennis fashion Collection. The Wii match will be broadcast live on Fila's website.