The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the UAE sporting calendar and one of the most popular tournament stops for the ATP World Tour and the WTA Tour. Owned and organised by Dubai Duty Free and held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
It consists of a WTA 1000 women’s event, followed by the ATP 500 men’s tournament. This is the 29th year of the ATP tournament and the 21st year of the WTA tournament.
The tournament has a long history of welcoming some of the top players in the game. Among its many champions, is a listing of the ‘who’s who’ in the sport of tennis including stars such as Martina Hingis, Justine Henin, Lindsay Davenport, Venus and Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, who unleashed top quality tennis in front of sell-out crowds each year at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.