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BNP Paribas WTA Finals

Singapore, SINGAPORE
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Yinzhou Bank International Women...

Ningbo, CHINA
Oct 27 - Nov 02
Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions

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Sofia, BULGARIA
Oct 28 - Nov 02
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OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open

Taipei, CHINESE TAIPEI
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Limoges, FRANCE
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Brisbane International

Brisbane International

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Jan 04 - Jan 10
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Feb 17 - Feb 22

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $2,000,000
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
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
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  • DDF Travel Show: Ana & Al Bastakiya

    April 30, 2014
    Watch WTA star Ana Ivanovic tour Al Bastakiya, one of Dubai's oldest residential areas, in the latest Full Of Surprises Travel Show presented by Dubai Duty Free.
  • DDF Travel Show: Wozniacki At Ski Dubai

    March 19, 2014
    Caroline Wozniacki heads to Ski Dubai in the latest Full Of Surprises Travel Show presented by Dubai Duty Free. Rides, penguins and more - watch it all right here!
  • Dubai Duty Free: 30 Photos For 30 Years

    February 23, 2014
    The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has had a lot of iconic moments - and in honor of Dubai Duty Free's recent 30th birthday, we thought we'd pick out 30 of their most iconic photos...
  • Quotable Quotes: WTA Stars On Dubai

    February 23, 2014
    There's a reason the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships attracts a packed field year after year - well, there are many reasons. Here are some of the WTA stars on Dubai in their own words...
  • Venus Conquers Cornet & Dubai

    February 22, 2014
    Her big power game in full flight, Venus Williams stormed to her biggest title in four years at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, a clear statement she's back - and she's very hungry for more.
  • Quotable Quotes: Venus Williams

    February 22, 2014
    How impressed was she by Alizé Cornet? Is there extra motivation playing someone who just beat Serena? Does she feel like she's getting back to Grand Slam-winning form? Here she is...
  • Venus Williams: Career At A Glance

    February 22, 2014
    Venus Williams announced herself as a major player again with her win at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - here's a reminder of some of the great stats she's put together in her career...
  • DDF Travel Show: Serena & Fashion

    February 22, 2014
    All week at wtatennis.com we've been looking back at all the best episodes of the Full Of Surprises Travel Show presented by Dubai Duty Free from Dubai. Here's one last one featuring the World No.1.
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  • 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!
  • Dubai Gallery: Penguins & Camels

    February 20, 2014
    All Access Hour, Ski Dubai, camel rides, tennis clinics, Oriflame makeovers - the stars of the WTA are having a lot of fun off the court at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. See the pics here!
  • Dubai Gallery: The Player Party

    February 18, 2014
    Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki spray painted, Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams met a falcon and Sara Errani and Sam Stosur made mascot friends - the best party pics are all here!
  • Dubai Gallery: Wozniacki At Wild Wadi

    March 05, 2013
    Have a look back at some more pictures from Dubai Duty Free Ambassador and former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki's visit to Wild Wadi Water Park during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
  • Dubai Gallery: La Crème De La Crème

    February 24, 2013
    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.
  • Dubai Gallery: Legends In Their Midst

    February 20, 2013
    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.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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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