Djokovic, Swiatek headline United Cup staff occasion in Sydney, Perth forward of Australian Open


Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek will headline the new-look United Cup blended staff occasion in Perth and Sydney from December 29 to January 7 as one of many key warm-up tournaments for the Australian Open.

Workforce Poland, led by world No. 2 and four-time Grand Slam champion Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz, has been named as the highest seed for the 2024 version after the entries from the highest 16 nations have been launched by Tennis Australia on Friday.

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari will lead No.2-seeded Greece, with the defending champion United States, that includes Jessica Pegula and Taylor Fritz, seeded third. France, the No. 4 seed, might be led by Caroline Garcia and Adrian Mannarino.

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Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova will headline the Czech Republic staff alongside Jiri Lehecka whereas Croatia rounds out the highest six, that includes Borna Coric and Donna Vekic.

4 nations will make their debut in 2024.

Serbia, led by Djokovic and Olga Danilovic, and Canada, that includes Felix Auger-Aliassime and Leylah Fernandez, will compete for the primary time. China’s Qinwen Zheng and Zhizhen Zhang and the Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor and Arantxa Rus may even make their debuts.

Different entries embody Norway’s Casper Ruud, Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber and Britain’s Cameron Norrie.

Every tie will include males’s singles, girls’s singles and blended doubles.

The Australian Open is scheduled for Melbourne Park from Jan. 14-28.



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