Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIV Set To Sizzle

Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIV Set To Sizzle

Acting Western Australia Minister for Tourism Helen Morton

Hopman Cup Serves Up 24 Years Of World-Class Tennis

Victor P Taffa

  • Set to be most televised single-week sporting event in the nation
  • Five top 10 ranked players competing

Some of the world’s best sports stars will serve up another year of international-quality tennis at the Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIV.

Acting Tourism Minister Helen Morton said the tournament, now in its 24th year, was set to follow last year’s success of record breaking crowds and television viewers.

“Last year’s average session attendance broke the 7,000 mark for the first time, plus 3.6 Million Australians tuned into the TV coverage that’s about 1 Million more viewers than the previous summer.” Mrs. Morton said.

“With 52 hours of national television coverage on ONE, this year’s Hyundai Hopman Cup is set to be the most televised single-week sporting event in Australia.”

The Minister said Caroline Wozniacki would be a significant drawcard, becoming the cup’s 24th world No. 1 player since the event launched in 1988.

“Caroline Wozniacki has won 18 Women’s Tennis Association events and joins two more of the world’s top five ranked women players at this year’s cup the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova (No. 2) and China’s Li Na (No. 5).” Mrs. Morton said.

“Also part of this year’s action is two of the world’s top 10 male tennis players Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic and Mardy Fish from USA.”

“Former Grand Slam winner Lleyton Hewitt and some of the game’s rising stars, including 11 new players will also be part of the tournament’s best field ever assembled.”

The State Government, through Eventscorp, is proud to sponsor the Hopman Cup with a new four-year sponsorship agreement until 2014. This summer is the last for the tournament at the Burswood Dome, before moving to the new Perth Arena next year.

Fact File

  • The event will be held from December 31, 2011 to January 7, 2012 at the Burswood Dome