Tennis Pros Gather at New York's Essex House

Jumeirah Essex House in New York City hosted a press conference on March 1 for the "BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup".

The conference, which was held in the hotel's Petit Salon, included Kim Clijsters, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana Ivanovic and Venus Williams, who gathered at Essex House prior to the big event at Madison Square Garden.

Venus Williams took the overall win at the exhibition.

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