Ana Ivanovic Jelena Jankovic Serena Williams Venus Williams

Serena Williams wins the Billie Jean King Cup, Serbs defeated

BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup, Madison Square Garden

World No.1 Serena Williams defeated older sister Venus 6-4 6-3 to win the $1.2 million BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup, a one-night exhibition event held at Madison Square Garden.

The Williams sisters pleased the home crowd of 12,026 by reaching the final. Firstly, world No.5 Venus Williams advanced with a 6-4 victory over third-ranked Jelena Jankovic in the four-women show, and later Serena Williams shook off an early challenge from seventh-ranked Ana Ivanovic and won 6-3 in the second semifinal.

Winning the tournament, Serena took home $400,000, Venus settled for $300,000, while the Serbs got $250,000 each.

11 replies on “Serena Williams wins the Billie Jean King Cup, Serbs defeated”

for one night of ‘work’ you get $400,000? that’s ridiculous! and just for showing up, JJ & AI got a quarter of a million dollars!! it pays to be a top tennis player. it definitely pays.

also, i heard J. McEnroe is more of a JJ fan than AI fan. very amusing (:

Yeah, it’s amazing how much all of them earned for this exo, that’s why I mentioned the sums here.

Haha, really! I haven’t even noticed. It’s just on this one though, there are other posters which spelled her name correctly.

Hahaha, there were some wedding rumors as a matter of fact! Who knows, maybe we’re not up-to-date. 😀 Everything’s there for a reason. 😀

Penelope, just as you wrote this comment I was about to publish a post about it. Thank you for sharing the info anyway. 😉

It was disappointing to see the $50K check earned for charity after seeing the huge pay checks earned by the players for one night of work.

Leslie, I believe it’s fair to call it shocking and miserable, and not only disappointing.

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