Abu Dhabi

A Powerful Start to 2021 WTA Season By Ons Jabeur

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Ons Jabeur saved two set points in the opening set and fired 31 winners en route to a 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in one hour and 29 minutes to capture […]

By Luck Or Chance, Pliskova Consistent At Start Of Season

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Karolina Pliskova has won a singles title in the first week of the season in three of the last four years, going 16-1. She lifted trophies in Brisbane in 2017, 2019 and, again, last […]

Let The Games Begin: WTA 2021 Season Ready To Start

WASHINGTON, January 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The start of the 2021 WTA season has arrived – and it’s a little bit different than usual. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, instead of first-week tournaments taking place as usual in Brisbane, Auckland […]

Garbiñe Muguruza’s Love Of Adventure Is Evident

WASHINGTON, January 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Garbiñe Muguruza sat for her first virtual press conference of 2021 – it was also the first one hosted by the WTA in the new year on the eve of its first tournament, […]

Look Out, Quality Of Women’s Game Is Only Getting Better

WASHINGTON, January 3, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Let’s face it, as the 2021 tennis season begins in a few days, the quality of the women’s game is in superb hands – and only expects to get better. Four of the […]

Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open Coming Into Focus

WASHINGTON, December 23, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The 2021 WTA season begins in two weeks in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, with the inaugural Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open. It will take place from Jan. […]

WTA Announces Start Of 2021 Season

WTA Press Release, December 19, 2020 The WTA has announced the schedule for the first seven weeks of the 2021 Tour calendar. The WTA has worked diligently with tournaments and players to provide as many job opportunities as possible while […]

2020 Mubadala World Tennis Championship Cancelled

STARNBERG/ABU DHABI, December 16, 2020 Tournament owners Flash Entertainment announced on Wednesday that they will not host the 2020 edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi after consultation with stakeholders and tennis governing bodies. The company said […]

Gulf News: WTA To Start 2021 Season In Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) On Sunday, the Gulf News, published in Abu Dhabi, reported that according to its sources the 2021 WTA season will begin in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on January with a 500 series […]

Nadal Notches Fifth Abu Dhabi Crown

ABU DHABI, December 21, 2019 Rafael Nadal marked his 10th Mubadala World Tennis Championship anniversary by picking up a record fifth Abu Dhabi title with victory over in-form Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in an exciting final at Zayed Sports City on Saturday […]