Dubai Duty Free, United Arab Emirates, WTA Premier

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    DATE: Feb 19 - 25, 2017
    SURFACE: Hard
    PRIZE MONEY: $2,365,250
    FIELD SIZE: 56
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: Sara Errani

    Seeds:

    1 KERBER, Angelique
    2 PLISKOVA, Karolina
    3 CIBULKOVA, Dominika
    4 RADWANSKA, Agnieszka
    5 MUGURUZA, Garbiñe
    6 KONTA, Johanna **
    7 SVITOLINA, Elina
    8 VESNINA, Elena

    **Johanna Konta is a late withdrawal.

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    The Tournament:

    The tournament is staged at the picturesque Aviation Club, which features the immensely popular Irish Village pub and an extensive range of recreational and entertainment facilities including a gym and spa. The Dubai Tennis Stadium also serves as a leading concert venue.

    Justine Henin has the tournament record with four titles followed by Venus Williams with three. Other former champions include WTA superstars Lindsay Davenport, Elena Dementieva, Martina Hingis, Petra Kvitova, Amélie Mauresmo and Caroline Wozniacki. Liezel Huber has the most doubles titles in Dubai history with five. Src:WTA

    The Players:

    A strong field will compete for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, headed by World Number 2 Angelique Kerber. Fresh from a win in Qatar, Karolina Pliskova will be one of the favourites. Dominika Cibulkova, Agnieszka Radwanska, and Garbiñe Muguruza are other top players competing for honours.

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    About Dubai

    Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline.

    At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On man-made islands just offshore is Atlantis, the Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

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    Tourism Guide:

     
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    The Draw:

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    Order of Play

    Centre Court

    12:00 noon
    Johanna Larsson (SWE) VS Caroline Garcia (FRA)
    Samantha Stosur (AUS) VS Kai-Lin Zhang (CHN)
    Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) VS Naomi Osaka (JPN)
    Not Before 7:00 pm
    Jelena Jankovic (SRB) VS Mona Barthel (GER)
    Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) VS Roberta Vinci (ITA)

    Court 1
    12:00 noon
    Qiang Wang (CHN) VS Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
    Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) VS Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
    Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) VS Lin Zhu (CHN)
    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) VS Ons Jabeur (TUN)

    Court 3
    12:00 noon
    Saisai Zheng (CHN) VS Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) WTA
    Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) VS Viktorija Golubic (SUI) WTA
    Laura Siegemund (GER) VS Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) WTA
     
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    Results from the Dubai Championships Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Sunday

    Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat 16-Roberta Vinci (Italy) 3-6 7-5 6-3
    Laura Siegemund (Germany) beat Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain) 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(3)
    Mona Barthel (Germany) beat Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 6-1 6-3
    Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) beat 14-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 7-6(6) 2-6 6-4
    Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) beat Cagla Buyukakcay (Turkey) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2
    Naomi Osaka (Japan) beat Chang Kai-Chen (Taiwan) 6-2 6-4
    Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Zhu Lin (China) 6-3 6-1
    Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) beat Irina Begu (Romania) 6-1 7-5
    12-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Zhang Kailin (China) 6-3 6-3
    Zheng Saisai (China) beat Lara Arruabarrena Vecino (Spain) 6-4 3-6 6-3
    Wang Qiang (China) beat Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) 7-6(1) 6-2
    15-Caroline Garcia (France) beat Johanna Larsson (Sweden) 6-3 6-3
     
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    Kerber again has a chance to return to the No 1 player in this tournament.
     
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    Didn't you go to this tournament last year Margaret? Think there was torrential rain from memory.
     
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    Results from the Dubai Championships Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday

    Alison Riske (U.S.) beat 11-CoCo Vandeweghe (U.S.) 6-4 6-4
    Christina McHale (U.S.) beat 13-Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4
    10-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Darya Kasatkina (Russia) 6-2 7-5
    Lauren Davis (U.S.) beat Mandy Minella (Luxembourg) 2-6 6-2 6-1
    Ana Konjuh (Croatia) beat Zhang Shuai (China) 6-0 6-1
    Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-3
    Misaki Doi (Japan) beat Madison Brengle (U.S.) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3
    Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukraine) beat Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) 4-6 6-4 6-3
    Peng Shuai (China) beat Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) 6-1 6-1
    Catherine Bellis (U.S.) beat 17-Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) 6-1 7-5
    Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) beat Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) 6-3 4-6 6-4
    Elise Mertens (Belgium) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 6-3 6-2
     
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    Results from the Dubai Championships Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday

    7-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat Zheng Saisai (China) 7-5 6-1
    1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Mona Barthel (Germany) 6-4 6-3
    Peng Shuai (China) beat 9-Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-2
    Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) beat Alison Riske (U.S.) 6-4 6-7(3) 6-2
    Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat 2-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-4
    10-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) 6-4 6-2
    Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukraine) beat 5-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 4-1 (Muguruza retired)
    Christina McHale (U.S.) beat Naomi Osaka (Japan) 6-3 6-4
    Lauren Davis (U.S.) beat Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) 1-6 6-1 6-3
    4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Elise Mertens (Belgium) 6-3 6-2
    Ana Konjuh (Croatia) beat 12-Samantha Stosur (Australia) 6-4 6-3
    Wang Qiang (China) beat Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) 6-3 6-1
    Catherine Bellis (U.S.) beat Laura Siegemund (Germany) 7-5 7-6(3)
    Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat 3-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 6-2 4-6 6-2
    Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) beat 15-Caroline Garcia (France) 6-1 4-6 6-2
    8-Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat Misaki Doi (Japan) 6-2 7-5
     
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    Pliskova, Cibulkova and Muguruza all crash out!
     
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    Results from the Dubai Championships Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Wednesday
    10-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukraine) 3-6 6-2 6-3
    Catherine Bellis (U.S.) beat 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6-4 2-6 6-2
    1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 6-2 6-3
    7-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat Christina McHale (U.S.) 4-6 6-4 6-3
    Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) beat Peng Shuai (China) 6-4 6-3
    Wang Qiang (China) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-1 6-4
    Ana Konjuh (Croatia) beat 8-Elena Vesnina (Russia) 3-6 6-4 7-6(4)
    Lauren Davis (U.S.) beat Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 4-6 6-1 6-3
     
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    Results from the Dubai Championships Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday

    1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Ana Konjuh (Croatia) 6-3 6-2
    10-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Catherine Bellis (U.S.) 6-3 6-2
    7-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 6-0 6-4
    Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) beat Wang Qiang (China) 6-4 7-5
     
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    10-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Catherine Bellis (U.S.) 6-3 6-2

     
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    7-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 6-0 6-4

     
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