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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Feb 15 - Feb 20

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $1,734,900
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.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2016 Sara Errani Darija Jurak / Chia-Jung Chuang
2015 Simona Halep Kristina Mladenovic / Timea Babos
2014 Venus Williams Anastasia Rodionova / Alla Kudryavtseva
2013 Petra Kvitova Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Sania Mirza
2012 Agnieszka Radwanska Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond
2011 Caroline Wozniacki Liezel Huber / María José Martínez Sánchez
Previous Winners

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    February 16, 2016
    The WTA's biggest stars - including defending champion Simona Halep and 2013 champion Petra Kvitova - stepped ...
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  • Vote: February's Player Of The Month

    March 01, 2016
    Cast your vote now for February's WTA Player of the Month - Roberta Vinci, Sara Errani, or Carla Suárez Navarro?
  • Vote: February Breakthrough Of The Month

    March 01, 2016
    Cast your vote now for February's Breakthrough Performance of the Month - Jelena Ostapenko, Daria Kasatkina, Caroline Garcia, or Zheng Saisai?
  • Vote: February's WTA Shot Of The Month

    February 29, 2016
    Belinda Bencic, Elina Svitolina, Jelena Jankovic, Agnieszka Radwanska or Garbiñe Muguruza - who will win February's WTA Shot Of The Month? It's up to you - vote now!
  • Insider Podcast: Joy And Upset

    February 24, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | Dropping in on the Middle East Swing, Episode 18 analyzes some of the surprising results and an even more surprising generation of successful Italians.
  • Dubai Duty Free: Always Full Of Surprises

    February 23, 2016
    Dubai Duty Free brings you the "Always Full Of Surprises" video series to capture the most exciting and surprising moments of WTA action.
  • Champion's Corner: Sara Errani

    February 22, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | We caught up with Errani after her triumph in Dubai for a quick chat on her what this win will do for her confidence and how she overcame the "tough moments."
  • Ranking Watch: Vinci On No.10 Bus

    February 22, 2016
    Seven days after Belinda Bencic's ascension to the elite, Roberta Vinci hopped aboard the Top 10 bus too. Fellow Italian Sara Errani was also upwardly mobile following her Dubai breakthrough.
  • Notes & Netcords: February 22, 2016

    February 22, 2016
    Find out who made the biggest ranking jumps and where your favorite players are headed this week after a pair of Italians dominated in Rio and Dubai.
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  • Dubai: The Player Party

    February 16, 2016
    The WTA's biggest stars - including defending champion Simona Halep and 2013 champion Petra Kvitova - stepped out for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships player party.
  • Dubai Gallery: 15 Years Of Champions

    February 22, 2015
    Simona Halep has just joined a long list of all-time WTA greats who conquered the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Let's take a look at all 15 years right here.
  • Dubai Gallery: The Player Party

    February 18, 2015
    Petra, Caro, Ana, Aga, Venus - the WTA stars stepped out for the player party at the 15th annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. See 15 of the best pics here!
  • Dubai Gallery: Simona On A Camel

    February 17, 2015
    Simona Halep, the No.1 seed at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this week, hit the desert before her first match for a camel ride. See all the best pics here.
  • Dubai Gallery: Caro, Stores & Sandboards

    February 16, 2015
    Caroline Wozniacki had a little bit of fun ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, going sandboarding and hitting the shops. We've got all the pics here...
  • Dubai Gallery: Kvitova Visits Al Fahidi

    February 16, 2015
    Petra Kvitova, a former champion at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, visited Al Fahidi historical district ahead of her 2015 campaign. See the pics here!
  • Gallery: 30 Photos For 30 Years Of DDF

    February 23, 2014
    In honor of Dubai Duty Free recently celebrating its 30th anniversary, we at wtatennis.com thought we'd pick out 30 of the most iconic photos from Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships history.
  • Dubai Gallery: Family Affair

    February 22, 2014
    Serena Williams was in the stands as Venus Williams took on her conqueror from the day before, Alizé Cornet. Check out all the best pics from the singles and doubles finals in Dubai right here!
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2016 Sara Errani Darija Jurak / Chia-Jung Chuang
2015 Simona Halep Kristina Mladenovic / Timea Babos
2014 Venus Williams Anastasia Rodionova / Alla Kudryavtseva
2013 Petra Kvitova Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Sania Mirza
2012 Agnieszka Radwanska Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond
2011 Caroline Wozniacki Liezel Huber / María José Martínez Sánchez
2010 Venus Williams Nuria Llagostera Vives / María José Martínez Sánchez
2009 Venus Williams Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2008 Elena Dementieva Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2007 Justine Henin Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2006 Justine Henin Kveta Peschke / Francesca Schiavone
2005 Lindsay Davenport Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2004 Justine Henin Janette Husarova / Conchita Martínez
2003 Justine Henin Svetlana Kuznetsova / Martina Navratilova
2002 Amélie Mauresmo Barbara Rittner / Maria Vento-Kabchi
2001 Martina Hingis Yayuk Basuki / Caroline Vis
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