Game, set, match: Team Australia takes on Rottnest Island ahead of United Cup

  • United Cup’s Team Australia visits Rottnest Island ahead of tournament kick-off on Friday, 29 December 2023
  • Players showcase Perth’s island paradise to global fans on social media
  • Tournament bringing world’s top-ranked tennis players to WA for an exciting week of round robin competition, including Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and Team Australia

The world’s top tennis players have arrived in Western Australia for the United Cup tournament, with Team Australia today being treated to a visit to Perth’s iconic island paradise, Rottnest Island, ahead of their campaign on court starting this Friday.

The visit showcased Rottnest’s beautiful beaches and smiling quokkas to the team’s global social media fan bases, numbered in the hundreds of thousands, as hype for the tournament builds.

Team Australia, spearheaded by fan favourites including world No.12 Alex de Minaur, Ajla Tomljanovic, John Millman and Ellen Perez, as well as two of WA’s very own, world No.1 doubles star Storm Hunter and world No.4 doubles player Matt Ebden, will face Great Britain on Friday, 29 December 2023 from 5pm AWST, before playing defending champions the United States on Monday, 1 January 2024.

The United Cup will be co-hosted by Perth and Sydney starting from Friday, 29 December 2023, and will feature mixed teams of some of the best female and male players in the world across 18 countries, with each city to host nine teams who will compete in a round robin format for a minimum AUD $15 million in prize money, plus 500 ATP and WTA world ranking points.

RAC Arena will host the United Cup group stage from Friday, 29 December 2023 to Wednesday, 3 January2024, with an incredible lineup featuring Team Serbia, led by world No. 1 Novak Djokovic; Team Poland, led by world No.1 Iga witek; local favourites Team Australia; and defending champions USA, featuring world No.5 Jessica Pegula and world No.10 Taylor Fritz.

The pools for the event include Group A (Poland, Spain, Brazil), Group C (USA, Great Britain, Australia) and Group E (Czech Republic, China, Serbia).

Tickets are available for Perth matches, including the quarterfinals on Wednesday, 3 January 2024, at

As stated by Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti:

“We’re really excited to support the Perth leg of the United Cup that will see top-quality international tennis in Western Australia once again, and we know local tennis fans will love it.

“World-class sporting events like the United Cup give people a timely reason to visit WA and inject millions of dollars into our economy, boosting our local hospitality and tourism businesses.

“Having high-ranked players like world number ones Iga witek and Novak Djokovic, and of course Team Australia, hitting the court at RAC Arena, guarantees a sporting spectacle that is sure to have every spectator on the edge of their seat.”

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