WTA Premier Dubai

Halep On Her Dubai Triumph: ‘I Wanted It Badly.’

DUBAI, February 23, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) One of the many positive takeaways from the 20th anniversary women’s singles final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in the Emirates, battled down to the wire by World No. 2 Simona […]

Halep Wins Gigantic Tussle Over Rybakina In Dubai

DUBAI, February 22, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 2 Simona Halep gave everything she had. So did her young opponent, Elena Rybakina. Both proved that in order to win, you have to fight for every ball. In a Dubai […]

Halep, Rybakina Power Their Way To Dubai Final

DUBAI, February 22, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) It’s been a difficult week for former champions at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Just ask defending champion Belinda Bencic and two-time winner Elina Svitolina (2017, 2018). Both lost in the first round earlier this week. One […]

Jennifer Brady: Leaving It All On The Court In Dubai

DUBAI, February 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) American Jennifer Brady’s tennis season had barely begun when she beat World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in the second round of a WTA Premier hard court event Brisbane, Australia. What a way to […]

Brady, Rybakina Can’t Stop Winning In Dubai

DUBAI, February 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Calm and confident – and with a power game that is gathering everyone’s attention – Elena Rybakina found her way to match point during her quarterfinal round match at the Dubai Duty Free […]

Halep Versus Jabeur: An Epic In Dubai

DUBAI, February 20, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) It’s a shame that someone had to lose what turned out to be an extraordinarily entertaining – some are calling it an epic – match between top-seeded Simona Halep and Ons Jabeur, the […]

Powerful Pliskova Plows Into Dubai Quarterfinals

DUBAI, February 19, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Second seed Karolina Pliskova needed just 67 minutes to reach the quarterfinal round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as she dropped just three games against No. 39 Kristina Mladenovic en route […]

Pavlyuchenkova Knocks Out Bencic In Dubai

DUBAI, February 18, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) For the first 25 minutes of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova’s first-round match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships against defending champion Belinda Bencic, nothing could go right for the 28-year-old Russian. She lost the […]

Young Tennis Stars Meet WTA Player At Emirates Coaching Clinic

DUBAI, February 18, 2020 (Press Release) Tennis Emirates hosted over 50 young tennis players from affiliated tennis academies across the UAE during their Coaching Clinic on the second day of the WTA week at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. […]