Elena Vesnina bagels Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third set at Dubai

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Only the second day of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships is in progress, and we have already seen many interesting results. The latest one saw the seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova falling to fellow Russian Elena...

Israeli Shahar Peer denied visa for UAE and Dubai tournament

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Israeli world No.48 Shahar Peer has been denied entry into the United Arab Emirates for the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, and will hence not be able to play the tournament which features all the...

Maria Sharapova officially pulls out of Paris and Dubai

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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...

Elena Dementieva rallies past Svetlana Kuznetsova for Dubai title

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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...

Elena Dementieva beats Francesca Schiavone in Dubai semis

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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...

Svetlana Kuznetsova overcomes Jelena Jankovic to reach Dubai final

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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 Ana Ivanovic, reaches Dubai semifinals

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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....

Justine Henin stunned by Francesca Schiavone in Dubai quarters

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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...

Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Jankovic meet in Dubai semifinals

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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, Ana Ivanovic advance in Dubai

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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...