Simona Halep returns the ball to Ons Jabeur during their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship match on Wednesday. Kamal Kassim / Gulf Today
Novak Djokovic will make a welcome return to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships next month in a bid to reclaim the title he last won in 2013.
Qualifier Jennifer Brady pulled a major upset of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday when she stunned two-time winner Elina Svitolina.
Returning to the court for the first time since lifting a record-extending eighth Australian Open title last month, top seed Novak Djokovic stormed into the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Austria's Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will play host to the first race of the season, which otherwise would have been the 11th race on the normal calendar.
Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official in the know of developments said that while the idea was to play the league in the country, the situation with regards to the coronavirus pandemic might force the board to ultimately take the tournament to either UAE or Sri Lanka.
"There is no doubt that cricket owes Shashank a debt of gratitude for all he has done for the sport. He has left cricket and the ICC in a better place than he found it,” Khwaja said in a statement.