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Venus Williams, Muguruza, del Potro, Kyrgios to play at MSG

  • FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2016, file photo, Venus Williams returns a shot to Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Major champions Juan Martin del Potro, Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza are among the tennis players taking part in exhibition matches at Madison Square Garden on March 6.
Also participating: recently suspended top-15 player Nick Kyrgios. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2016, file photo, Venus Williams returns a shot to Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Major champions Juan Martin del Potro, Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza are among the tennis players taking part in exhibition matches at Madison Square Garden on March 6. Also participating: recently suspended top-15 player Nick Kyrgios. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Australia's Nick Kyrgios returns a shot to Gael Monfils of France during the semifinal match of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo. Major champions Juan Martin del Potro, Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza are among the tennis players taking part in exhibition matches at Madison Square Garden on March 6.
Also participating: recently suspended top-15 player Nick Kyrgios. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Australia's Nick Kyrgios returns a shot to Gael Monfils of France during the semifinal match of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo. Major champions Juan Martin del Potro, Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza are among the tennis players taking part in exhibition matches at Madison Square Garden on March 6. Also participating: recently suspended top-15 player Nick Kyrgios. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)  (The Associated Press)

Major champions Juan Martin del Potro, Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza are among the tennis players taking part in exhibition matches at Madison Square Garden on March 6.

Also participating: recently suspended top-15 player Nick Kyrgios.

The 10th anniversary edition of the BNP Paribas Showdown, announced Wednesday, includes the following matchups: 2009 U.S. Open champion del Potro vs. 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori, seven-time Grand Slam title winner Williams vs. 2016 French Open champion Muguruza, and top American man Jack Sock vs. Kyrgios, who was suspended this month by the ATP for at least three weeks for "tanking" a match and insulting fans.