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Dubai Gallery: Legends In Their Midst

Check out the best action shots from the early rounds of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Also a few more off-court shots - including a former World No.1 meeting a soccer legend.

Published February 20, 2013 12:00

Day 1 saw a few comeback wins, including Marion Bartoli's 36 64 61 win over Klara Zakopalova.
Day 1 saw a few comeback wins, including Marion Bartoli's 36 64 61 win over Klara Zakopalova.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova tried to come back but ended up falling to Ana Ivanovic, 63 76(5).
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova tried to come back but ended up falling to Ana Ivanovic, 63 76(5).
Angelique Kerber and Julia Goerges defeated Janette Husarova and Zhang Saisai in the doubles.
Angelique Kerber and Julia Goerges defeated Janette Husarova and Zhang Saisai in the doubles.
And at night, Laura Robson took on Yulia Putintseva in a battle between teenage wildcards.
And at night, Laura Robson took on Yulia Putintseva in a battle between teenage wildcards.
Putintseva won that battle in a photo finish, needing a third set breaker to win, 64 26 76(6).
Putintseva won that battle in a photo finish, needing a third set breaker to win, 64 26 76(6).
Dominika Cibulkova started strong but would fall to Nadia Petrova early on Day 2, 57 63 62.
Dominika Cibulkova started strong but would fall to Nadia Petrova early on Day 2, 57 63 62.
Goerges, a finalist in Dubai last year, was outlasted by Sara Errani in three, 63 46 64.
Goerges, a finalist in Dubai last year, was outlasted by Sara Errani in three, 63 46 64.
Petra Kvitova was on cruise control as she downed former Top 5 player Daniela Hantuchova, 62 61.
Petra Kvitova was on cruise control as she downed former Top 5 player Daniela Hantuchova, 62 61.
And Caroline Wozniacki got some revenge against Lucie Safarova in another two-setter, 62 62.
And Caroline Wozniacki got some revenge against Lucie Safarova in another two-setter, 62 62.
The entire second round was played on Day 3 and Putintseva was on her game on Centre Court.
The entire second round was played on Day 3 and Putintseva was on her game on Centre Court.
Putintseva was up a break three times in the first set but fell to Aga Radwanska in two, 75 63.
Putintseva was up a break three times in the first set but fell to Aga Radwanska in two, 75 63.
Roberta Vinci got her third-best win over World No.6 Kerber. She has beaten a No.1 and a No.2.
Roberta Vinci got her third-best win over World No.6 Kerber. She has beaten a No.1 and a No.2.
Sorana Cirstea and Alicja Rosolska at a Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships kids clinic.
Sorana Cirstea and Alicja Rosolska at a Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships kids clinic.
Doubles stars Raquel Kops-Jones and Cara Black took part in a clinic for kids with special needs.
Doubles stars Raquel Kops-Jones and Cara Black took part in a clinic for kids with special needs.
And Wozniacki met Diego Maradona, considered by many as the best soccer player of all time.
And Wozniacki met Diego Maradona, considered by many as the best soccer player of all time.
  • Day 1 saw a few comeback wins, including Marion Bartoli's 36 64 61 win over Klara Zakopalova.
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova tried to come back but ended up falling to Ana Ivanovic, 63 76(5).
  • Angelique Kerber and Julia Goerges defeated Janette Husarova and Zhang Saisai in the doubles.
  • And at night, Laura Robson took on Yulia Putintseva in a battle between teenage wildcards.
  • Putintseva won that battle in a photo finish, needing a third set breaker to win, 64 26 76(6).
  • Dominika Cibulkova started strong but would fall to Nadia Petrova early on Day 2, 57 63 62.
  • Goerges, a finalist in Dubai last year, was outlasted by Sara Errani in three, 63 46 64.
  • Petra Kvitova was on cruise control as she downed former Top 5 player Daniela Hantuchova, 62 61.
  • And Caroline Wozniacki got some revenge against Lucie Safarova in another two-setter, 62 62.
  • The entire second round was played on Day 3 and Putintseva was on her game on Centre Court.
  • Putintseva was up a break three times in the first set but fell to Aga Radwanska in two, 75 63.
  • Roberta Vinci got her third-best win over World No.6 Kerber. She has beaten a No.1 and a No.2.
  • Sorana Cirstea and Alicja Rosolska at a Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships kids clinic.
  • Doubles stars Raquel Kops-Jones and Cara Black took part in a clinic for kids with special needs.
  • And Wozniacki met Diego Maradona, considered by many as the best soccer player of all time.
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