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February 21st, 2015

Halep Wins Biggest Career Title at WTA Dubai

“I played with big players like Makarova, Pliskova, Wozniacki — she was No. 1 two years. So it’s honestly just an amazing victory for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Dubai, Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 22nd, 2014

Venus Williams Gets Family Revenge Winning WTA Dubai Title

Cornet entering the event had an 0-28 streak against Top 10 players before toppling Top 10er Simona Halep in the first round. She then snapped her 0-17 streak against Top 4 players with a defeat of Serena Williams in the semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 7:15 pm in Dubai, Tennis | 3 Comments »

February 26th, 2011

Djokovic, Zvonareva Upset Federer, Wozniacki for Dubai, Doha Titles

Djokovic broke Federer in the third game of the first set, and came down from a break in the second set. Djokovic consistently pounded the Federer backhand, which is not aging gracefully with the 29-year-old Swiss, much like Pete Sampras’ one-handed backhand declined in his final years. Late in the second set the Federer backhand also let him down, producing some critical unforced errors.

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | 126 Comments »

February 28th, 2010

Djokovic Tops Youzhny, Defends Dubai Title

“It took a lot of energy for me,” Djokovic said. “Stopping and playing, and coming back and then again stopping the match last night because of the rain. If we continued last night I think I had much better chance to get the job done in two sets. I felt really good on the court, hitting the ball and feeling relaxed.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:16 pm in Tennis | 62 Comments »

February 21st, 2010

Federer Pulls from Dubai with Lung Infection; ATP Previews

Notes: Roger Federer withdraws at the last minute with a lung infection; the appearance-money-laden Dubai event feature five of the Top 10; openers of interest include (8) Simon vs. Baghdatis, (5) Tsonga vs. the hot-handed Llodra; Andy Roddick pulled out of the event with no reason given; that’s around a mil saved by the Dubai organizers with Federer’s withdrawal; Djokovic beat David Ferrer in last year’s final; Federer said, “I’m hoping to be back for Indian Wells. But of course there are no promises. This is something that with proper treatment will be finished. I’ve been taking it easy, relaxing as much as possible. My breathing is a bit difficult and everything feels a bit slow. I can’t take any chances until I’m fit again. It could be better, it could be worse.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 am in Tennis | 41 Comments »

February 14th, 2010

Wozniacki, Venus at Dubai; Tsonga Defends Marseille; Previews

Seeds: Caroline Wozniacki, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Elena Dementieva, Jelena Jankovic, Aggie Radwanska, Na Li, Sam Stosur, Flavia Pennetta, Marion Bartoli, Vera Zvonareva, Yanina Wickmayer, Francesca Schiavone, Nadia Petrova, Jie Zheng

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:06 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 5th, 2009

Cahill Coaching Federer; Ongoing Dubai Problem; Chiudinelli Surprise

“In my opinion there is no danger that the tournament will be pulled,” McLoughlin says.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 3:08 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

March 1st, 2009

Djokovic, Venus Williams Win Titles; Davis Cup Drama

The second week of the interesting “Mexico Swing” on the new WTA Tour calendar, which is down time for most all of the top players who have taken the two weeks off to prepare for tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 pm in Tennis | 67 Comments »

February 24th, 2009

And the Lone Voice Against Dubai’s Tennis Travesty is…Andy Roddick?

“I really didn’t agree with what went on over there,” Roddick said. “I don’t know if it’s the best thing to mix politics and sports, and that was probably a big part of [his withdrawl].”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 4:46 pm in Tennis | 180 Comments »

February 22nd, 2009

Venus, Roddick Collect Titles; Dubai Tennis Saga Continues

Shocker: Defending champ Andy Roddick pulling while still in the semis at Memphis, passing on defending his ranking points and collecting a hefty appearance fee. “They have all seemed to have legitimate injuries,” Colm McLoughlin, the managing director of Dubai Duty Free, told reporters on Saturday regarding players skipping out. “I have no concerns. We have heard that Roddick was on the start of a hernia. I didn’t hear any other reports.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Tennis | 43 Comments »

February 20th, 2009

WTA Tour Announces Dubai Tournament Penalty

This fine amount represents the highest fine ever levied against a Tour member.

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Tennis | 77 Comments »

February 19th, 2009

Tennis’ Outrage Over Dubai — But Did This Happen Last Year Too?

“I told them the story I heard, and they laughed,” Bryan said.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 6:02 pm in Tennis | 34 Comments »

February 19th, 2009

WTA Statement from Shahar Peer on ATP Dubai Admitting Andy Ram

It is still very unfortunate that due to the decision of the Dubai tournament and the UAE, I could not participate in the tournament this year. This has hurt me significantly both personally and professionally.

Posted by Staff @ 5:09 pm in Tennis | 18 Comments »

February 19th, 2009

Nadal Pulls from ATP Dubai, Focuses on Davis Cup

“I am very disappointed not to be able to compete in Dubai, but the doctor has advised me to stay home and rest after the pain in my knee in Rotterdam last week,” Nadal wrote on his website Thursday. “Nothing to be worried about but it needs some rest.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 4:02 pm in Tennis | 34 Comments »

February 19th, 2009

Statement From WTA CEO Larry Scott Regarding Dubai Penalties

What happened to Shahar last week was discriminatory, reprehensible and unacceptable, and the Tour will shortly be determining remedies for her, penalties to be imposed on the tournament, and the additional assurances we will require to guarantee all Israeli athletes entry to the UAE so that future tournaments in the UAE may take place.

Posted by Staff @ 3:37 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

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