What is Tie Break Tens?

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Tie Break Tens is a short format of tennis in which only tie-breaks are played. Each match is a first-to-ten point tie break. Every tournament awards a winner-take-all cheque after a single, four-hour session of super-charged high-pressure tennis.

For the first time, both men's and women's events will take place, side-by-side, with a knockout format used.

The Mutua Charity Tie Break Tens features British No. 1 and current World No. 7 Jo Konta in the women's event.. She will be up against the French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, former World No.1 Maria Sharapova, 2012 Wimbledon runner-up and World No 8 Agnieszka Radwanska, World No. 5 Simona Halep, Olympic gold-medallist Monica Puig and big-hitting American Madison Keys.

For the men's title, the US Open champion and World No 3 Stan Wawrinka, World No.5 Kei Nishikori, Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov and Spanish trio David Ferrer, Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez will battle it out along with French flier Lucas Pouille. Both the men's and women's tournaments still have one more player each to announce. The 16 players will compete in 14 tie-break matches, with two tournaments, running in parallel, over the evening

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