Dubai Gallery: La Crème De La Crème
The competition was fierce on the court at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, but there were a few off-court competitions the stars of the WTA took part in, too - see all the pics here.
Published Feburary 24, 2013 12:00
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has attracted the biggest WTA stars for 13 years.
This year's field had five Grand Slam champions, including 2011 US Open champion Sam Stosur.
And there were three former World No.1s in the draw as well, including Caroline Wozniacki.
But while the competition on the court was fierce, there were battles brewing off the court too.
Yulia Putintseva was involved in one of them, heading over to a local school to be a judge...
Putintseva was the judge for a local school competition to design a new Dubai Duty Free t-shirt.
Putintseva is one of the rising stars of the WTA, recently breaking into the world's Top 100.
Putintseva made it to the second round in Dubai before losing a tight one to Aga Radwanska.
Putintseva met hundreds of schoolchildren in Dubai during the Dubai Duty Free competition visit.
The Kazakh also met some of their teachers and organizers at the Dubai Duty Free competition.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza were also competition judges during their Dubai week.
The duo - who ended up winning the doubles title - judged a Ladies Day Dress To Impress competiion.
It was the competition taking place on the court that made the biggest headlines, however.
Mattek-Sands and Mirza won their second Premier-level doubles title of 2013, after Brisbane.
Petra Kvitova and Sara Errani were the last two standing in the singles - Kvitova won, 62 16 61.