United Cup Schedule and Order of Play for 07/01/2023

There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of the United Cup. Of course, this isn’t a surprise because it’s a new competition. The United Cup will kick off both the 2023 ATP and WTA World Tour.

United Cup Schedule

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The group stage of this tournament starts on 29th December, 2022, and ends on 3rd January 2023. This will be followed by the knockout stage, which begins on 4th January, with the final on 8th January 2023.

Sunday 8th Order of Play

Day 11 of the United Cup kicks off on Sunday, 8th January, by 02:00 UTC. The first match-up of the day is Jessica Pegula vs Martina Trevisan, which will be played at the Ken Rosewall Arena.

02:00 USA vs Italy

Day 11 United Cup Preview

The maiden edition of the United Cup comes to an end on Sunday, after over a week of interesting fixtures. We saw some shocking results over the past two days, as the United States swept Poland 5-0 in the semifinals. Also, although Italy qualified for the semifinals as best losers, they defeated Greece to advance to the final.

There will be four singles matches on Sunday, and these are: Jessica Pegula vs Martina Trevisan, Frances Tiafoe vs Lorenzo Musetti, Taylor Fritz vs Matteo Berrettini, and Madison Keys vs Lucia Bronzetti. Let’s take a look at some of these matchups.

Taylor Fritz vs Matteo Berrettini

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Taylor Fritz has had a near perfect record in this tournament, in both singles and mixed doubles. The American player has six wins in seven total matches, with four of those wins coming in straight sets. Additionally, Taylor Fritz has faced Matteo Berrettini two times in his career, and he won both encounters. That said, the 25 year old will hope to maintain his 100 percent record against his Italian opponent.

Jessica Pegula vs Martina Trevisan

Jessica Pegula kicked off her United Cup campaign with a straight sets loss to Petra Kvitova. However, she has found her stride since then, winning seven consecutive matches in singles and mixed doubles. In contrast, Martina Trevisan has lost as many matches as she has won. However, she pulled off an impressive victory over Maria Sakkari in the semi-final, so it’ll be interesting to see how she’ll match-up against Jessica Pegula.

FAQS About the United Cup

What is the United Cup?

The United Cup is a new outdoor hard court tournament, which will kick-start the 2023 tennis season. This is a mixed-gender competition, which involves teams from 18 countries around the world.

Will the United Cup replace the ATP Cup?

Yes, the ATP Cup is now defunct. The United Cup is similar to the Hopman Cup, except with more teams.

Are there any ranking points for the United Cup?

Yes, players can gain ATP and WTA ranking points from this tournament, ranging from 15 to 180 points.

What is the prize money for the United Cup?

The total prize money for this tournament is $15,000,000, which will be split into two; $7.5m each for the ATP and WTA.

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