Fed Cup Tie (AUS v NED) at WIN Entertainment Centre
Australia and Netherlands will go head-to-head for an 11th time when they meet in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off at WIN Entertainment Centre on 21-22 April 2018.
The tie will be played indoors on a purpose-built hard court when the event returns to New South Wales for the first time since 2003.
Tie Fast Facts
- The tie will mark the 11th meeting between Australia and the Netherlands
- Australia currently leads the head-to-head between the two nations 8-2
- Australia is looking to win its way back into the Fed Cup World Group for the first time since 2015
- The Netherlands will play for the chance to retain their spot in the top eight for the fourth consecutive year after they lost to 2017 Fed Cup champions USA, 3-1, in February
- The last time Australia played the Netherlands was in 2015 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and lost 4-1.
Team nominations will be announced 10 days out from the tie.
Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik has fond memories of Wollongong, having played in two ties there against the Netherlands in 2002 and Colombia in 2003.
“We’re excited to play another Fed Cup tie at home. I had success in Wollongong as a player and I really hope the girls can channel this when we take on the Netherlands next month,” Molik said.
“We expect the Netherlands to field a strong team when they travel to Australia. Our girls will have had plenty of match practice on hard court after the current US swing and will be ready to compete.”
With an expected 700 domestic and international overnight visitors to Wollongong for the event, NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the event will be “injecting approximately $370,000 into the local visitor economy which is great news for local businesses, restaurants, shops and tourism providers.”
Two-day ticket packages will go on sale via Ticketmaster at 9.00 am AEDT on Friday 23 March.
Adults: Prices start from$72
Family passes (two adults and two children): $159
The Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group tie between Australia and the Netherlands is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, and Destination Wollongong.