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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Feb 15 - Feb 21
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Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $2,212,250
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.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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
Previous Winners

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  • Kerber & The WTA Can Challenge

    February 25, 2015
    How many tennis ball cans can the WTA stars hit with serves in 30 seconds? It's the WTA Can Challenge, and Angelique Kerber tried it in Dubai. How many did she hit?
  • Video: The Hot Shots Of Dubai

    February 22, 2015
    From Karolina Pliskova's powerful forehand to Simona Halep's incredible court coverage, the WTA stars brought out an unbelievable array of hot shots in Dubai. Watch them all here.
  • Halep Wins 10th WTA Title In Dubai

    February 21, 2015
    Simona Halep captured her milestone 10th WTA title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. It's also the equal-biggest title of the young Romanian's career.
  • Babos & Mladenovic: A Matter Of Time

    February 21, 2015
    WTA Rising Stars Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships doubles - their first title together, but it was just a matter of time.
  • The 5 Biggest Surprises In Dubai History

    February 21, 2015
    This year's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships was certainly full of surprises, but what have been the five biggest surprises in the tournament's history? Read on!
  • Halep Outdoes Wozniacki In Dubai SFs

    February 20, 2015
    Simona Halep rallied from a set down to beat Caroline Wozniacki in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semifinals. Up next: WTA Rising Star Karolina Pliskova.
  • Video: Parties & Camel Rides In Dubai

    February 20, 2015
    The stars of the WTA have been shining on the courts of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, but they've also been shining off the courts - here are two videos to prove it...
  • Pliskova Wins Battle Of WTA Rising Stars

    February 20, 2015
    Karolina Pliskova defeated Garbiñe Muguruza in Friday's battle of the WTA Rising Stars to reach the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
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  • 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!
  • Dubai Gallery: Al Bastakiya & Terminal 3

    February 21, 2014
    Petra Kvitova, Ana Ivanovic, Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik have all been enjoying all the surprises Dubai has to offer this week - check out some more great off-court pics right here!
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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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