Marion Bartoli with Saeed Hareb, Nasser Aman Al Rahma and Raja Rabia at the Dubai Sports Council office on Thursday. WAM
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship continues to make way for the best with two more world-class players confirmed for the 13th edition of the Arabian Gulf’s leading professional tennis experience, which returns with fans in attendance from Dec.16–18.
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.
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.
Continuing their winning streak at international horse championships, Al Sheikh Stud, the region’s most honored name for purebred Arabian horses, made the country proud by bringing home ‘The Golden Champion’ title.
ECB recently recognised the superb victories secured in June’s ICC Under-19 Women's World Cup Qualifier and the Asian Cricket Council Women’s T20 Championship by awarding each member of both teams with a Dhs.5,000 bonus.
"I am very positive about Pakistan’s chances of winning the World Cup, the way they are playing and performing. If you see the ICC rankings top five slots are occupied by Pakistani players. It has never happened in the past,” said Afridi.