Serena Williams Will Play Tennis in Dubai
Last week we revealed that her sister was coming to Dubai, and now we can announce that the world’s greatest female tennis player is also coming to the UAE.
World number one Serena Williams is the latest star to join the stunning line-up that will contest the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships next week, after being granted a wild card.
The American has claimed an incredible 17 Grand Slam singles titles consisting of five titles each at Wimbledon and the Australian and US Opens, and two at Roland Garros, and she is also an Olympic gold medal winner after her triumph in London in 2012. She will now join Venus in a star studded line up in Dubai which includes four former world number ones and seven of the world’s top ten players.
“There is no greater player in the world today than Serena Williams, and although she has now reached an age when many players would be thinking of retiring her career is still going from strength to strength,” said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of tournament owners and organisers Dubai Duty Free. “Last year she won an astonishing 34 consecutive matches, the longest winning streak of her career and the second longest of any player this century.”
Serena first played in Dubai in 2005 and was forced to retire in the semi-finals against Jelena Jankovic due to injury. Her next appearance was in 2009 when she again reached the semi-finals before losing a nail-biting battle with her sister Venus, conceding the match in a third set tiebreak. Serena returned again last year, but injury forced her to withdraw before she could take to the court.
INFO: Tickets for the event are on sale from the Box Office at the Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud which is open from 9am-9pm daily. Grandstand ticket prices range from Dhs75 for opening rounds to Dhs500 for finals, with season tickets also available. For further information visit http://www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com or phone the call centre on
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