On March 6, Madison Square Garden staffers will be outfitted in a clothing line from one of tennis' biggest stars.
Venus Williams, participating in the evening's exhibition at MSG, will put event personnel in her EleVen by Venus garb. She will reportedly clothe all of the female workers, including ballpersons and staff, while menswear staple Vince Camuto will tend to the fellows' fashion. The styles EleVen brings to the event will be from its spring-summer Intrepid line.
The 36-year-old recently regaled fans with an Australian Open singles finalist showing in Melbourne. She followed that with a surprising, first-round exit at the hands of Kristina Mladenovic in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Williams will compete against Garbine Muguruza in the Monday night marquee event. ATP stars Juan Martin del Potro, Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori and Jack Sock will fill out the bill alongside retired ATP legends Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt.
The six famous tennis faces will compete in the roles of a new "Americas versus World" format to celebrate World Tennis Day.
The BNP Paribas Showdown in New York City will mark Williams' first public tennis appearance since St. Petersburg.
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