World No.1 Victoria Azarenka talked on the phone ahead of Monday afternoon's All-Access Hour.
Caroline Wozniacki, the defending champion in Dubai, also took part in All-Access Hour on Monday.
Maria Kirilenko had lost her last two meetings with Monica Niculescu but won this time, 63 60.
Shahar Peer was also among the first round winners on Monday. Peer is a former semifinalist here.
Ana Ivanovic signed autographs for fans. The former No.1 is a two-time quarterfinalist in Dubai.
Ana Ivanovic toured Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, the world's largest airport terminal.
Ana Ivanovic was given a very warm welcome from Dubai Duty Free at Dubai International Airport.
Ana Ivanovic was named a brand ambassador for Dubai Duty Free during a special announcement Monday.
Ana Ivanovic's tour was filmed for the Full Of Surprises Travel Show presented by Dubai Duty Free.
Caroline Wozniacki was also filmed for the travel show, the World No.4 taking a tour of Jumeirah.
Jumeirah is a coastal residential area in Dubai and in English translates into 'beautiful'.
Caroline Wozniacki won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships without losing a set a year ago.
Petra Cetkovska took on Jelena Jankovic at night. Cetkovska is the Czech Republic's No.3 player.
Jelena Jankovic, the No.8 seed in Dubai this week, was just too strong, scoring a 62 62 win.
German No.2 Sabine Lisicki and Czech No.2 Lucie Safarova took part in a kids clinic on Monday.