Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 July 2019

Tickets on sale for 2019 Mubadala World Tennis Championship

The 12th edition of the Abu Dhabi tournament will take place December 19-21 at Zayed Sports City

The International Tennis Centre will host the 12th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Courtesy MWTC
The International Tennis Centre will host the 12th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Courtesy MWTC

Tickets for the 2019 Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) in Abu Dhabi have gone on sale, tournament organisers announced on Sunday.

Taking place at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City on December 19-21, the 2019 MWTC will feature six of the world's leading male players and two female stars.

Last year's men's tournament was won by world No 1 Novak Djokovic, who defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the final. The women's match was contested by Serena and Venus Williams, with Venus emerging victorious.

While the line-up for the upcoming 12th MWTC is yet to be announced, tickets are now available, with prices starting at Dh100 for adults and children going free on Day 1. Those planning to attend all three days can save 20 per cent by purchasing a three-day package.

“Today is the day so many of us have been waiting for since the 11th Mubadala World Tennis Championship concluded on 29 December 2018," John Lickrish, CEO at event organisers Flash Entertainment, said in a statement.

"Over the years, this championship has proven to be the people’s favourite event on the Abu Dhabi calendar, so I encourage tennis fans worldwide, and anyone planning a festive holiday in Abu Dhabi this December, to get in quick to secure their tickets."

In recent years, MWTC has been staged in the days between Christmas and New Year's Eve, but the decision has been made to move the tournament forward this year.

“We made a strategic move in bringing the championship forward this year to allow spectators the chance to maximise the festive spirit and special atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind sporting and family-focused event," Lickrish said.

"We look forward to welcoming everybody for three days of tennis and a whole range of fun, festive activities.”

Day 1 at MWTC will host two quarter-final matches, with the two highest-seeded players in the draw handed byes to the semi-finals, which will be played on the second day. The third and final day will then host the men's final and third-place play-off.

The scheduling of the one-off women's match has yet to be confirmed. Last year's match was held on the first day, and the inaugural match in 2017 between Serena Williams and Jelena Ostapenko took place on the final day.

Tickets are available online from ticketmaster.ae and at Virgin Megastores across the UAE. For more information on tickets and about the tournament, visit www.mubadalawtc.com.

Updated: July 7, 2019 01:42 PM

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