BNP Paribas Showdown / Tennis Night In America / $1 Million Serve

Serena Williams will meet Kim Clijsters while Venus Williams plays Svetlana Kuznetsova on March 1 at the BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The winners of those matches will then vie for the big prize: $1.2 million. The event will be broadcast on MSG Network and ESPN2 (check for times) and online at ESPN360. For tickets and information, visit

Also during the BNP Paribas Showdown, the “Racket Up, America!” winner, Christine Smith of Hurst, Texas, will serve to a target and try to win $1 million. In addition, March 1 also is Tennis Night in America, the culmination of four days of Youth Registration events to help jumpstart spring and summer junior tennis programs throughout the country. Last year, more than 750 tennis facilities signed up for Youth Registration Night. For more information go to


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