Speaking about her plans to open a tennis academy in Dubai, she added: "My new project is about opening a tennis academy here in Dubai for local Emirati tennis player to become a champion and one day have the chance to play in Wimbledon and elsewhere..."
Top seed Dominic Thiem will be seeking the 18th title of his career and his first crown since he lifted the winner’s trophy at the 2020 US Open when play gets underway in the ATP500 week of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
"During my post-match press requirements on Sunday I fell and hurt my ankle. Unfortunately, after an MRI and much discussion with my team, I have made the tough decision that it would be unwise to play on it."
Djokovic is now just one major away from equalling the all-time record of 20, jointly held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. It was a second French Open crown for Djokovic after his 2016 victory and adds to his nine Australian Opens, five Wimbledon titles and three at the US Open.
The 25-year-old, a former doubles number one, defeated Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 2-6 6-4 to become the first Czech to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Hana Mandlikova, who represented the former Czechoslovakia, triumphed in 1981.
After winning the match, the Serbian star said, it was more than a battle. Brerettini is a true Italian hammer I felt it on my skin. It means none of us three will stop. Roger and Rafa are legends they are the reason I am where I am today, said Djokovic.
Bencic, 24, is looking forward to continuing her tennis journey, experiencing the game in a new country, and is eager to show her defeat against Raducanu at the US Open was a one-off.
Following the success of swimming and squash facilities, the two newly built Padel tennis courts were launched in a glittering ceremony that took place at the club under the patronage of Dr Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamad Al Sharqi.
The Mubadala Community Cup (MCC) presented by Healthpoint, the annual amateur competition for the region’s tennis enthusiasts, is making a comeback this year, giving sports fans in the UAE yet another reason to celebrate.
Rafael Nadal pulled out of Cincinnati Masters, a day after he withdrew from Toronto tourney. The two consecutive withdrawals in two days added doubts to the speculation over his participation in the US Open, the last grand slam of the year.