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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 October 2018

Tickets to see Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams at Mubadala World Tennis Championship go on sale

The tournament enters its 11th edition and is used by a host of the world's top players as a tune-up for the new season

Venus Williams will follow in sister Serena's footsteps by competing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Reuters
Venus Williams will follow in sister Serena's footsteps by competing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Reuters

After Tuesday's announcement that Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams are the first names confirmed for this year's Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), tickets for the star-studded tournament have now gone on sale.

Taking place December 27-29 at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, MWTC will welcome six male players, with the two highest-ranked automatically through to the semi-finals. This year's tournament will for the second time feature a one-off match between two female players, following last year's encounter between Serena Williams and Jelena Ostapenko, in what was the American's first return to court since giving birth.

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This year, Williams' older sister Venus has been confirmed as one of the female players, while Djokovic is the first of the six male stars to be added to the line-up.

Djokovic, who has put his recent struggles in the past to win the two most recent grand slam titles at Wimbledon and the US Open, will be aiming to win his fourth MWTC crown having won three in a row from 2011-13.

Tickets went on sale at midday on Wednesday and are priced from Dh100. As an added early-bird incentive, fans purchasing tickets between October 3-13 will stand a chance to win signed MWTC star player merchandise each day during the promotion period.

Organisers announced a theme for the three days of action at this year's tournament. Day 1 will be centred around families with free entry for children age 2-12 with the purchase of an adult ticket. Day 2 will cater for food lovers and Day 3 will be dedicated to women.

Tickets can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.ae or by calling 800 86 823 and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE. For more information about ticket pricing and the tournament in general, visit www.mubadalawtc.com