THE TOURNAMENT: The Hopman Cup XXIX is a tournament between nations in men’s and women’s tennis. It will take place at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.
From 01/01 to 07/01
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Location: Perth Arena – 700 Wellington Street, Perth WA, 6000
How to get: Perth Arena is located a short walk down Wellington Street from the Perth city bus and train stations. It is also close to City West and the Perth Underground train stations. All train lines converge to the Perth city train station, a few hundred metres from Perth Arena.
RecentWinners: 2016 Australia (Kyrgios/Gavrilova) – 2015 Poland (Janowicz/A.Radwanska) – 2014 France (Tsonga/Cornet) – 2013 Spain (Verdasco/Medina Garrigues) – 2012 Czech Republic (Berdych/Kvitova) – 2011 United States (Isner/Mattek Sands)
2017 Participating Teams & Players
GROUP A: France (Gasquet/Mladenovic) – Germany (A.Zverev/Petkovic) – United Kingdom (Evans/Watson) – Switzerland (Federer/Bencic)
THE TOWN: Perth is the sunniest and main city of Western Australia. Perth effortlessly blends urban cool with raw natural beauty and makes the perfect base for your unique Western Australian experience. Bustling with new bars, restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces, Perth is also home to Kings Park—one of the world’s largest inner city parks, beautiful wineries, and stunning beaches where you can even swim with wild dolphins. Lonely Planet writes about Perth: “Laid-back, liveable Perth has wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and an easygoing character. About as close to Bali as to some of Australia’s eastern state capitals, Perth’s combination of big-city attractions with relaxed and informal surrounds offers an appealing lifestyle for locals and lots to do for visitors. It’s a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city with myriad bars, restaurants and cultural activities all vying for attention. When you want to chill out, it’s easy to do so. Perth’s pristine parkland, nearby bush, and river and ocean beaches – along with a good public transport system – allow its inhabitants to spread out and enjoy what’s on offer.“
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN PERTH:
- Swan River
- Kings Park
- Fraser Avenue Lookout
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- The Murray Hotel. Excellent *** Hotel, rated 8.6 on Booking and situated in West Perth, but at just 1,5 km from city center. It offers a king room at 135 AUD per night with continental breakfast and free wifi included.
- Alex Hotel. Wonderful **** hotel located near Hay Street shopping district and rated 9.3 on Booking. It features a restaurant, a bar and a terrace with amazing sights on Perth and the free wifi connection. Prices start from 198 AUD for a little double room with good breakfast included.
- COMO The Treasury. Exceptional ***** hotel rated 9.6 on Booking.com and sitted in Perth’s business district at just 400 mt from Perth Concert Hall. Located in a XIX century historical building, it provides free wifi, an indoor pool, 2 restaurants and a Spa. The price for an Heritage king room start from 645€ with super breakfast.