Ons Jabeur could not make her way back home to Tunisia with countries locking down their borders and imposing travel restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. File / Reuters
Top seed Sofia Kenin of the United States moved into the third round of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open on Friday afternoon after Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens had to retire due to a left ankle injury which occurred during the match.
The tennis season stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic should only resume next March and tournaments that have already been completed this year should not be played in the 2021 season, Australian Open quarter-finalist Ons Jabeur said.
"I really work hard to get to this Court as this was my first appearance. I have had very good preparation for the matches. I still feel that I have more stamina and improving with every match. I hope this preparation will continue,” the Czech star said.
The Executive Committee of the Arab Chess Federation thanked UAE Chess Federation for its unwavering support during its virtual meeting headed by Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, President of the Arab Chess Federation.
More than 25 drivers in the presence of a huge number of spectators took part in the race.
The opening day of the Bentley Emirates Silver Cup 2022 kicked off with an exciting start on the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.