NEW YORK, February 8, 2018 – Tie Break Tens, the new fast-paced, short-form tennis competition, is excited to announce its partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF)—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports—ahead of its inaugural competition in the United States at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2018.
The tournament’s all-women line-up features elite female tennis players Serena and Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina and Marion Bartoli, as well as four other players to be announced shortly.
Tie Break Tens will make a donation of $25,000 to the Women’s Sports Foundation to support the Foundation’s existing programs and further the organization’s mission to improve the health, education and leadership skills of girls through equitable access to sports. Additionally, a WSF Patron will award the Tie Break Tens New York Champion a trophy at Madison Square Garden.
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. Taking place just three days before International Women’s Day on March 8, the Tie Break Tens all-women event will feature the tour’s top players competing for a $250,000 prize and the opportunity to raise a trophy at the iconic venue.
“There could be no better time than National Girls & Women in Sports Day to announce our partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation,” said Felicity Barnard, CEO of Tie Break Tens. “Through Tie Break Tens’ innovative, fast-paced format, I hope that our New York competition and its all-star line-up can inspire more girls and young women to pursue the sport of tennis and encourage them to lead healthier, more active lives.”
“The Foundation believes in the transformative power of sports and has a longstanding commitment to the health and future success of girls and young women,” said Deborah Antoine, CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation. “Our partnership with Tie Break Tens will help introduce more young women to tennis and showcase elite female players to inspire all girls to stay in the game.”
Tickets are on sale now at www.tiebreaktens.com.
About Tie Break Tens
Tie Break Tens is a quick-fire version of tennis that anyone can play. Unlike conventional tennis matches, Tie Break Tens matches are comprised solely of tie breaks – no games, no sets, just exhilarating ten- point breakers in which every point counts.
The Tie Break Tens series sees world-class players going head to head in fast-paced, action-packed knock out tournaments at prestigious venues around the globe for winner-takes-all prizes of $250,000 each. So far, the Tie Break Tens has visited London, Vienna, Madrid and Melbourne.