A new mixed teams event, the United Cup, will open the 2023 tennis season in Australia, with US$15 million in prizemoney and rankings points at stake, the ATP and WTA said on Friday.
It will replace the men’s ATP Cup and be held in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney as the key build-up to the Australian Open Grand Slam.
Eighteen countries will compete across 11 days from December 29, with each team comprising up to four men and four women with 500 WTA and 500 ATP rankings points available.
“The United Cup is an important and strategic collaboration between the WTA, the ATP and Tennis Australia that reflects a continued commitment in elevating our sport,” said WTA chief Steve Simon.
“This exciting singles and mixed doubles team event will bring together emerging stars and established athletes from both tours to compete on the same stage.”
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