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A star-studded field has been named for the inaugural United Cup, an annual mixed event scheduled to be played in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney from Thursday 29 December to Sunday 8 January 2023.

Entries from the top 16 countries were announced today, with Team Greece leading the world number 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas And the [6] Maria scari is named for the first seed. Countries are also grouped into groups and assigned to host cities. after the Thursday draw.

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek and [11] Hubert Hurkacz She will lead ranked No. 2, Poland, with the third-ranked United States featuring a wealth of talent, including world number three Jessica Pegola, number nine Taylor FritzWorld No. 11 Madison Keys and charismatic showman World No. 19 Francis Tiafoe.

legendary Rafael Nadal She will team up with world number 13 Paula Padusa to raise the flag of Spain, while emerging tennis power Italy will become the world’s 16th star. Matteo Berrettini and Martina Trevisan.

France tops the top six, led by WTA Finals winner and world number four Caroline Garcia and Arthur Rinderknech.

Nick KyrgiosThe wheel of Tomljanovic and Alex de Minor She will wear green and gold to represent Australia. Other notable entries include Norway No. 4 in the world Casper RoadGermany Alexander Zverev The Swiss Belinda Bencic and Stan WawrinkaTogether with Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic. The top six qualifying nations for the WTA rankings, five qualifying nations for the WTA rankings and the first five participating nations were accepted into the competition.

The remaining two nations (one ATP player and one joint entry) will be accepted into the competition on Monday, November 21, based on the rankings published on that date.

P = protected arrangement, J = junior arrangement, * = double arrangement

“The playing group is very excited about the United Cup, and this is underlined by the high quality and high standards of those who have committed to the event. “We are delighted with the depth and breadth of the teams, and we can look forward to many exciting matches and lots of entertaining tennis,” said Stephen Farrow, United Cup Director of the United Cup. .

“The United Nations Cup also marks the return of international tennis to Brisbane and Perth and we know fans cannot wait to enjoy it all. The three cities will enjoy the opportunity to see the world’s best players unite and compete side by side as we launch the tennis season globally here in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.”

WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon said: “Having the world’s best women and men compete alongside each other in the inaugural United Cup provides a unique platform to demonstrate our commitment to working together to take our sport to new heights. It is an exciting way to unlock what 2023 is sure to be an exciting year, and we look forward to watching our rising and established stars showcase their talents in this unique format.”

Ross HutchinsThe ATP Chief Touring Officer said: “The stage is set for a fantastic first edition of the United Cup. This event is a big statement for our sport, bringing the best men and women together as team members. Today’s draw highlights the engaging competition, matches and stories that Our fans can look forward to it as the 2023 season begins.”

The United Cup, a WTA-WTA event presented in partnership with Tennis Australia, offers prize money of up to $15 million USD and up to 500 Pepperstone ATP rating and 500 WTA rating points.

Brisbane, Perth and Sydney will host two groups of three countries competing in a league format from December 29 to January 4. Each tie consists of two men’s singles matches, two women’s singles matches, and a mixed doubles match.

Winners from each group will play, with the city winners advancing to the fourth United Cup Final in Sydney, which takes place from January 6-8. The next best performing team from the quartet will complete the stages.

Today’s official draw will reveal which city each team will play in this summer. Watch the draw live from 2.00pm EST on United Cup Facebook page.

Note: Player participation is subject to change.

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