Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Ana Ivanovic speaks about her ankle injury, Dubai appearance still under question

Ana Ivanovic injured her ankle last week in Doha, in her second round match with Olga Govortsova, while only two points away from advancing to the third round. In the latest diary entry on...

Maria Sharapova pulls out of Dubai due to viral illness

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the $1.5 million Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships citing a viral illness. On her official website, Sharapova, who won the Qatar Total Open two days ago and is unbeaten in 2008,...

Justine Henin, Ana Ivanovic advance in Dubai

At the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, top seed and defending champion Justine Henin had to work really hard to overcome Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik 7-5 6-7(6) 6-3, while Ana Ivanovic confidently defeated Nicole Vaidisova 6-4...

Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Jankovic meet in Dubai semifinals

Svetlana Kuznetsova and Jelena Jankovic are the first known semifinalists of this year’s Barleys Dubai Tennis Championships and they will play each other on Friday. In the quarterfinals, Kuznetsova defeated Amelie Mauresmo, while Jankovic...

Justine Henin stunned by Francesca Schiavone in Dubai quarters

Top seed Justine Henin suffered a straight-set loss to unseeded Italian Francesca Schiavone in the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships quarterfinals. Both sets were decided in tiebreaks and the final result was 7-6 (3) 7-6...

Elena Dementieva beats Ana Ivanovic, reaches Dubai semifinals

Eighth-seeded Elena Dementieva of Russia beat third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 5-7 6-3 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. The match was very close. Both players faced many break points....

Svetlana Kuznetsova overcomes Jelena Jankovic to reach Dubai final

At the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova came out as a winner of a seesaw semifinal against fourth seed Jelena Jankovic. Final score 5-7 6-4 6-3. Amazingly, there were a total of...

Elena Dementieva beats Francesca Schiavone in Dubai semis

Eighth seed Elena Dementieva defeated Francesca Schiavone 5-7 7-5 6-2 in the second semifinal of the day, and will face fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Saturday’s final of the $1.5 million Barclays Dubai...

Elena Dementieva rallies past Svetlana Kuznetsova for Dubai title

Elena Dementieva came from a set down and beat fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6 6-3 6-2 for the title at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. World No.11 Dementieva, who became the first-ever Russian singles champion...

Maria Sharapova officially pulls out of Paris and Dubai

Yesterday I wrote that Maria Sharapova’s participation in the Open GDF SUEZ and Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships was doubtful, but now it’s been confirmed on her official website that she won’t play those events...
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