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Tournament Info
Tier: Premier 5, Prize Money: $2,365,250, Surface: Hard, Director: Salah Tahlak
Launched as a men's tournament in 1993, what is now known as the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships became a joint event in 2001 and that same year the players voted it as the WTA's Premier Tournament Of The Year, an honor it was awarded again the following year.

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.

Dubai Duty Free is the event owner, organizer and title sponsor. A WTA sponsor since 2004, its partnership has been marked by leadership and innovation, including sponsoring the first Middle East tournament to award equal prize money and being a strong supporter of the growth of women's tennis in the region.

Strategically located between Europe, Asia and Africa, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. With almost constant sunshine and a growing reputation as an essential place to do business, the city attracts global attention through innovative real estate projects like the world's tallest building - the Burj Khalifa - and the famous sail-shaped hotel - the Burj al Arab. In addition to featuring major construction and development, Dubai hosts a number of world class sports events and conferences.

The draw

1 KERBER, Angelique GER
2 BYE
3 JANKOVIC, Jelena SRB
4 WC BARTHEL, Mona GER
5 SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava KAZ
6 PUIG, Monica PUR
7 LARSSON, Johanna SWE
8 GARCIA, Caroline FRA

9 STOSUR, Samantha AUS
10 QUALIFIER
11 ZHANG, Shuai CHN
12 KONJUH, Ana CRO
13 BRENGLE, Madison USA
14 DOI, Misaki JPN
15 BYE
16 VESNINA, Elena RUS

17 CIBULKOVA, Dominika SVK
18 BYE
19 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina RUS
20 QUALIFIER
21 DAVIS, Lauren USA
22 QUALIFIER
23 PLISKOVA, Kristyna CZE
24 VINCI, Roberta ITA

25 STRYCOVA, Barbora CZE
26 MCHALE, Christina USA
27 QUALIFIER
28 OSAKA, Naomi JPN
29 QUALIFIER
30 ARRUABARRENA, Lara ESP
31 BYE
32 SVITOLINA, Elina UKR

33 MUGURUZA, Garbiñe ESP
34 BYE
35 BONDARENKO, Kateryna UKR
36 QUALIFIER
37 WC BUYUKAKCAY, Cagla TUR
38 GOLUBIC, Viktorija SUI
39 KASATKINA, Daria RUS
40 WOZNIACKI, Caroline DEN

41 BERTENS, Kiki NED
42 BELLIS, Catherine USA
43 SIEGEMUND, Laura GER
44 QUALIFIER
45 PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana BUL
46 PUTINTSEVA, Yulia KAZ
47 BYE
48 RADWANSKA, Agnieszka POL

49 KONTA, Johanna GBR J. KONTA [6] Has withdrawn and is replaced by Barbara Strycova
50 BYE
51 WC PENG, Shuai CHN
52 TSURENKO, Lesia UKR
53 BEGU, Irina-Camelia ROU
54 SEVASTOVA, Anastasija LAT
55 RISKE, Alison USA
56 VANDEWEGHE, CoCo USA

57 PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia RUS
58 QUALIFIER
59 WANG, Qiang CHN
60 OSTAPENKO, Jelena LAT
61 MLADENOVIC, Kristina FRA
62 SINIAKOVA, Katerina CZE
63 BYE
64 PLISKOVA, Karolina CZE
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RE: Dubai 2017
Teen phenom Cici is in the mix. Need to see how she develops into a player in the big league now.

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RE: Dubai 2017
Order of play Sunday, February 19, 2017

Centre Court
12:00 - Johanna Larsson (SWE) V [15] Caroline Garcia (FRA) 36 36
14:00 - [12] Samantha Stosur (AUS) V Kai-Lin Zhang (CHN) 63 63
16:00 - Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) V Naomi Osaka (JPN) 26 46
19:00 - Jelena Jankovic (SRB) V Mona Barthel (GER) 16 36
21:00 - Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) V [16] Roberta Vinci (ITA) 36 75 63Clap

Court 1
12:00 - Qiang Wang (CHN) V Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 76 62
14:00 - Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) V Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 16 57
16:00 - Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) V Lin Zhu (CHN) 63 61
18:00 - [14] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) V Ons Jabeur (TUN) 67 62 46 Eyepop

Court 2
13:00 - [8] Lucie Hradecka / Katerina Siniakova (CZE / CZE) V Darija Jurak / Anastasia Rodionova (CRO / AUS) 57 26
15:00 - Kiki Bertens / Johanna Larsson (NED / SWE) V Natela Dzalamidze / Veronika Kudermetova (RUS / RUS) 76 63
17:00 - Kateryna Bondarenko / Elina Svitolina (UKR / UKR) V Irina-Camelia Begu / Daria Kasatkina (ROU / RUS) 75 67 6-10

Court 3
12:00 - Saisai Zheng (CHN) V Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 64 36 63
14:00 - Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) V Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 76 36 26
16:00 - Laura Siegemund (GER) V Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 67 64 76 2h 57mClap

Court 7
15:00 - Chia-Jung Chuang / Saisai Zheng (TPE / CHN) V Gabriela Dabrowski / Jelena Ostapenko (CAN / LAT) 36 16
17:00 - Cagla Buyukakcay / Natalia Vikhlyantseva (TUR / RUS) V Mandy Minella / Anastasija Sevastova (LUX / LAT) 16 26
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RE: Dubai 2017
Order of play Monday February 20th

Centre Court 11:00 am
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) VS Monica Puig (PUR) 36 64 46
Shuai Peng (CHN) VS Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 61 61
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) VS Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 63 63
Shuai Zhang (CHN) VS Ana Konjuh (CRO) 06 16
Not Before 7:00 pm
Daria Kasatkina (RUS) VS Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 26 57Clap
Alison Riske (USA) VS CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 64 64

Court 1 12:00 noon
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) VS Catherine Bellis (USA) 16 57
Madison Brengle (USA) VS Misaki Doi (JPN) 26 76 36
Lauren Davis (USA) VS Mandy Minella (LUX) 26 62 61
Kiki Bertens (NED) VS Christina Mchale (USA) 76 36 46

Court 2 12:00 noon
Raluca Olaru (ROU)/Olga Savchuk (UKR) VS Nao Hibino (JPN)/Alicja Rosolska (POL) 46 76 10-4
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)/Kveta Peschke (CZE) VS Fatma Al Nabhani (OMA)/Mona Barthel (GER) 46 61 11-9

Court 3 12:00 noon
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) VS Elise Mertens (BEL) 36 26
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) VS Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 46 64 63
Chen Liang (CHN)/Zhaoxuan Yang (CHN) VS Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)/Shuai Peng (CHN)
57 26
Court 7 1:00 pm
Jelena Jankovic (SRB)/Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) VS Andreja Klepac (SLO)/María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 46 46
Raquel Atawo (USA)/Yifan Xu (CHN) VS Viktorija Golubic (SUI)/Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 46 26
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RE: Dubai 2017
Order of play Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Centre Court
11:00 - [3] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) V Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 26 64 26
13:00 - Elise Mertens (BEL) V [4] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 36 26
15:00 - [5] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) V Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 14 ret.
17:00 - Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) V [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 62 64
19:00 - [1] Angelique Kerber (GER) V Mona Barthel (GER) 64 63
21:00 - Saisai Zheng (CHN) V [7] Elina Svitolina (UKR) 57 16

Court 1
12:00 - Monica Puig (PUR) V [15] Caroline Garcia (FRA) 61 46 62
14:00 - [12] Samantha Stosur (AUS) V Ana Konjuh (CRO) 46 36
16:00 - Viktorija Golubic (SUI) V [10] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 46 26
18:00 - [9] Barbora Strycova (CZE) V Shuai Peng (CHN) 36 26

Court 2
12:00 - Catherine Bellis (USA) V Laura Siegemund (GER) 75 76
14:00 - Lauren Davis (USA) V Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 16 61 63
16:00 - Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) V Alison Riske (USA) 64 67 62

Court 3
12:00 - Misaki Doi (JPN) V [8] Elena Vesnina (RUS) 26 57
14:00 - Ons Jabeur (TUN) V Qiang Wang (CHN) 36 16
16:00 - Christina McHale (USA) V Naomi Osaka (JPN) 63 64
18:00 - [4] Yung-Jan Chan / Martina Hingis (TPE / SUI) V Anna-Lena Groenefeld / Kveta Peschke (GER / CZE) 46 63 14-12

Court 7
12:00 - [7] Abigail Spears / Katarina Srebotnik (USA / SLO) V Lyudmyla Kichenok / Nadiia Kichenok (UKR / UKR) 62 63
14:00 - Darija Jurak / Anastasia Rodionova (CRO / AUS) V Gabriela Dabrowski / Jelena Ostapenko (CAN / LAT) 57 16
16:00 - Andreja Klepac / María José Martínez Sánchez (SLO / ESP) V [2] Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina (RUS / RUS) 36 67
18:00 - Elise Mertens / Aleksandrina Naydenova (BEL / BUL) V [5] Hao-Ching Chan / Yaroslava Shvedova (TPE / KAZ) 26 46
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RE: Dubai 2017
Coco Puffs bounced out in straights by Riske. Snicker
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Full match Caroline vs Golubic



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RE: Dubai 2017
Order of play Wednesday 22nd of February


Centre Court 11:00 am
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) VS Lauren Davis (USA) 64 16 36
Qiang Wang (CHN) VS Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 61 64
Not Before 2:00 pm
Christina Mchale (USA) VS Elina Svitolina (UKR) 64 46 36
Angelique Kerber (GER) VS Monica Puig (PUR) 62 63
Not Before 7:00 pm
Catherine Bellis (USA) VS Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 64 26 62Clap
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) VS Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 63 26 36Clap

Court 1 12:00 noon
Ana Konjuh (CRO) VS Elena Vesnina (RUS) 36 64 76
Shuai Peng (CHN) VS Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 46 36
Abigail Spears (USA)/Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) VS Raluca Olaru (ROU)/Olga Savchuk (UKR) 64 63
Kiki Bertens (NED)/Johanna Larsson (SWE) VS Sania Mirza (IND)/Barbora Strycova (CZE) 36 57

Court 3 1:00 pm
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)/Daria Kasatkina (RUS) VS Hao-Ching Chan (TPE)/Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 36 36
Caroline Garcia (FRA)/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) VS Viktorija Golubic (SUI)/Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 75 46 10-5
Mandy Minella (LUX)/Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) VS Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)/Shuai Peng (CHN) 57 26
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Cici wins the opener, next up Aga. At least, she won't blown out of court.

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(21-Feb-2017 03:46 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  Cici wins the opener, next up Aga. At least, she won't blown out of court.

Just for the record - the match against Aga is her THIRD match Wink
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(21-Feb-2017 03:46 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  Cici wins the opener, next up Aga. At least, she won't blown out of court.

She's up 5-2 in the decider w/ a real chance to put Aga away.
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RE: Dubai 2017
Order of play Thursday, February 23, 2017 quarter FINALS

Centre Court
14:00 - Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) V Qiang Wang (CHN) 46 57
16:00 - Lauren Davis (USA) V Elina Svitolina (UKR) 06 46
19:00 - Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) V Catherine Bellis (USA) 63 62Clap
21:00 - Angelique Kerber (GER) V Ana Konjuh (CRO) 63 62

Court 1
14:00 - Gabriela Dabrowski / Jelena Ostapenko (CAN / LAT) V [2] Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina (RUS / RUS) 16 63 5-10
16:00 - Caroline Garcia (FRA)/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) V [5] Hao-Ching Chan / Yaroslava Shvedova (TPE / KAZ) 57 63 3-10
18:00 - [4] Yung-Jan Chan / Martina Hingis (TPE / SUI) V Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)/Shuai Peng (CHN) 46 26
20:00 - Abigail Spears (USA)/Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) V Sania Mirza (IND)/Barbora Strycova (CZE) 26 57
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RE: Dubai 2017
(22-Feb-2017 12:06 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  
(21-Feb-2017 03:46 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  Cici wins the opener, next up Aga. At least, she won't blown out of court.

She's up 5-2 in the decider w/ a real chance to put Aga away.

Thanks for the update. Not actually watching any matches. Nowadays, they are asking me to actually work at work. Cry

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RE: Dubai 2017
ORDER OF PLAY - FRIDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2017 - semi finals

CENTRE COURT Starting at: 2:00 pm

Sania MIRZA (IND)/Barbora STRYCOVA (CZE) [3] vs Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS)/Elena VESNINA (RUS) [2] 46 36
Not Before 5:00 pm
Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) [10] vs Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT) 63 64Clap
Not Before 7:00 pm
Angelique KERBER (GER) [1] vs Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) [7] 36 67
followed by
Hao-Ching CHAN (TPE)/Yaroslava SHVEDOVA (KAZ) [5] vs Andrea HLAVACKOVA (CZE)/Shuai PENG (CHN) [6] 16 36
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RE: Dubai 2017
ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2017 FINALS

CENTRE COURT Starting at: 5:00 pm
Andrea HLAVACKOVA (CZE)/Shuai PENG (CHN) [6] vs Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS)/Elena VESNINA (RUS) [2] 26 64 7-10
Not Before 7:00 pm
Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) [7] vs Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) [10] 64 62

A good week for both players. Fatique had a bit to say in the result but it's deserved win for Svitolina who is new in TOP 10 at #10 and Caroline one place up #14. On the race list Svitolina is new #2 and Caroline new #5 - but two finals in two weeks is promising for her year. Now comes a week of rest before she return to Indian Wells for her next tournament.

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RE: Dubai 2017
Cici is now at #56. Will probably get into at least top 32 by year end. Clap

That in turn will make her a seeded player in slams next year and should get her into at least top 20 next year.

But, she needs to put on some weight and increase the physique to share the court with power hitters.

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Cici is very good for a young player and could be the savior of American tennis when the sisters retire,her game seems effortless...

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(27-Feb-2017 06:18 PM)tossip Wrote:  Cici is very good for a young player and could be the savior of American tennis when the sisters retire,her game seems effortless...

I still think it will be Keys who will be the savior.,her game is so powerful and will be hard to be denied in a few years
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RE: Dubai 2017
What is going on with Aga? She is playing badly. Injured?

I'm with AP. Picking Keys or some other power hitter over a counterpuncher to become an American slam winner after Serena.
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(28-Feb-2017 07:52 AM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(27-Feb-2017 06:18 PM)tossip Wrote:  Cici is very good for a young player and could be the savior of American tennis when the sisters retire,her game seems effortless...

I still think it will be Keys who will be the savior.,her game is so powerful and will be hard to be denied in a few years

I doubt it. She has a good serve and power. But, she is just another MLBB.

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