Watch Kim & Sveta LIVE on Sunday!
Watch Kim & Svetlana challenge each other on the courts…the Wii court!
WTA stars and Grand Slam Champions Kim Clijsters and Svetlana Kuznetsova will be competing for more than just the coveted Billie Jean King Cup at the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden in New York.
On February 28th, the reigning US Open and French Open champions will officially debut Fila’s Spring 2010 Center Court Collection as they play a “match before the match.” The Showdown Qualifiers will test their skills while wearing Fila’s latest collection when they play Racquet Sports, on Nintendo Wii™ head to head on the 185” Gardenvision screen at Madison Square Garden. The “match before the match” will be emceed by Scott Lasky of MSG Network.
The “match” and subsequent athlete question and answer session will be broadcast live on www.fila.com
at 2:10pm on Sunday, February 28th. Kim and Svetlana will be asked about the BNP Paribas Showdown, trading in their tennis racquets for Wii remotes and Fila’s latest performance tennis collection.
On-line viewers will be able to send in their questions for Kim & Sveta to answer LIVE via UStream or http://twitter.com/filausa
Center Court Collection makes its advance debut in New York before the rest of the brand’s sponsored athletes wear the collection in Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open. The Center Court Collection was inspired by Fila’s rich history in tennis but incorporates a bright and youthful color story of hot coral, viridian green and ebony. Signature pieces in the collection include a halter tank, gathered wrap skirt and color blocked sleeveless dress. The Center Court Collection ranges in price from $45 - $68 and will be available at tennis specialty retailers nationwide and on www.fila.com
Racquet Sports, is a multisport game for the entire family that includes tennis, ping pong, badminton, squash and beach tennis for Wii™. Racquet Sports offers unprecedented realism, and pin-point gameplay mechanics bringing every serve, swing and backhand to life while replicating the experience in the comfort of the living room.
Clijsters and Kuznetsova are Qualifiers for the BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup which will be held for the second year at Madison Square Garden. The pairings for the semifinal matches were determined by using the 2009 year-end rankings and having the highest ranked player take on the lowest ranked, then assigning the two remaining players to play each other. Serena finished as World No. 1 followed by Kuzetsova at No. 3, Venus was No. 6 and Clijsters finished her comeback year at No. 18.