WTA Premier Dubai

Muguruza Wins Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, March 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza ended a two-year WTA title drought by winning the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships singles final over Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic, 7-6 (6), 6-3 at the Aviation Club Tennis […]

An Extraordinary Finish Lifts Muguruza In Dubai

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, March 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) On a 31º (C) late-winter afternoon on Centre Court at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium complex, Spain’s World No. 16 Garbiñe Muguruza came into her third career Dubai semifinal against 18th-ranked Elise […]

With Victory Comes Opportunity For Krejcikova

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, March 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Widely regarded as one of the best doubles players in the world, Barbora Krejcikova is starting to gain recognition as a solo artist. That’s because the 63rd-ranked, soft-spoken Czech with steady and measured […]

It’s All Muguruza In Win Over Swiatek At Dubai

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, March 10 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Garbiñe Muguruza won her WTA-leading 15th match of the 2021 season in a duel of Top 20 players and past and present Grand Slam champions at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Wednesday […]

In A Day Of Dubai Upsets, Pliskova Survives

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, March 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Day Three of the WTA’s first 1000-series event of the year, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, pared its field from 32 to 16 on Tuesday, some of the top seeds were […]

Keys Regaining Form One Match At A Time

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, March 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) While Monday’s completion of the first round of the WTA’s 1000-series Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships was peppered with many straight set wins – by the likes of seeded players such as No. […]

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 […]