With Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships set to celebrate two decades of successfully hosting one of the WTA Tour’s top events this week, all eyes will be on Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and veteran Kim Clijsters,
Some mouth-watering first round clashes are on the cards as the draw for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday has pitted Kim Clijsters, who is making a comeback to the WTA Tour, against No.8 seed Kiki Bertens.
Aryna Sabalenka’s day of wild extremes ended with Belarus clawing their way into the Fed Cup final while Naomi Osaka’s participation ended tamely when she was benched as Japan lost.
Serena Williams enters her fourth decade as a Fed Cup player with the United States on Friday and Saturday as the 2020 qualifiers get under way.
The Australian Open women’s division witnessed a couple of upsets before it threw up a brand new winner. But Sofia’s victory was almost expected after her gritty performance
"I called her right after the match just to tell her that everything's fine, I won, she can just relax now," a beaming Sofia Kenin told reporters, glass of champagne in hand, referring to mother Lena.
"She's been really stressed at home, very superstitious.
Australian Open champions Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin will headline a fantastic fortnight of tennis action when the Dubai Duty Free (DDF) Tennis Championships gets underway on Feb.17.