Elina Svitolina and Marion Bartoli to compete in the upcoming Tie Break Tens tournament at Madison Square Garden
World No.3 Elina Svitolina and 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli join the Williams Sisters for the first Tie Break Tens competition in the United States
NEW YORK, Jan. 31st 2018 – Tie Break Tens, the new fast-paced short-form tennis competition, is pleased to announce that Elina Svitolina and Marion Bartoli will compete in its inaugural tournament in the United States. Taking place at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, March 5, 2018, these two elite tennis players will join Serena and Venus Williams as part of the final eight player line-up.
Tie Break Tens tournaments are held over one day and involve eight players competing in a knock-out format, with each match consisting of a super tie-break to ten points. Following successful tournaments in London, Vienna, Madrid and Melbourne, the Tie Break Tens all-women event at Madison Square Garden will feature the world-class players battling it out to secure the $250,000 winner’s prize and a chance to raise a trophy at the iconic venue.
Currently ranked No. 3 in the world, Elina Svitolina has won ten WTA singles titles, including her recent wins at the Dubai Tennis Championships, Italian Open and Canadian Open during the 2017 season.
“The opportunity to play Tie Break Tens with a world class line-up at such an iconic venue is incredibly exciting” Elina Svitolina said. “Such a fast-paced format is always going to be a challenge, but I’m looking forward to using my competitive spirit and consistent play to give me the edge.”
Marion Bartoli is the 2013 Wimbledon Champion. She captured that title without dropping a single set, which has happened only six times in the history of the Wimbledon Championship. Reaching her highest rank of World No. 7 in January 2012, Marion won eight WTA singles titles and three doubles titles before retiring from professional tennis in August 2013. The Tie Break Tens event at Madison Square Garden will be Marion’s first competition since coming out of retirement in December 2017.
“I’m delighted to be restarting my tennis career with Tie Break Tens, which is attracting new fans, young and old, to the sport.” Marion Bartoli said. “The opportunity to compete again at the highest levels will position me well for the rest of the 2018 season”
“The Tie Break Tens event at Madison Square Garden is shaping up to be a highlight of the tennis calendar,” said Felicity Barnard, CEO of Tie Break Tens. “With Elina and Marion entering the fray, the all-women tournament will be a great introduction of Tie Break Tens’ fast-paced, exciting format to American fans.”
The remaining four participants in the New York tournament are set to be announced shortly.
Serena and Venus Williams to Compete in Tie Break Tens at Madison Square Garden