Venus Williams Set to Compete in Dubai!
Two-time former champion Venus Williams is set to return to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
The former world number one will join a field that includes six of the world’s top 10 tennis players at the event, which kicks off on 17 Feb.
“Venus Williams is one of the greatest players of this century and it with great pleasure that we welcome her back to Dubai,” said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of tournament owners and organisers Dubai Duty Free. “She has given us wonderful entertainment in her many previous visits to Dubai and despite the problems she has suffered with her health she continues to demonstrate that she is still one of the toughest competitors in the game.
Williams first travelled to Dubai as long ago as 2002, losing in the semi-finals to Sandrine Testud. In 2004 she fell to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarter-finals, and on her third visit in 2005 she suffered a shock first round exit to Sylvia Farina.
But since then the American has remained unbeaten, claiming the title in both 2009 and 2010 when she became only the second woman along with four-time champion Justin Henin to win multiple titles here. We hope she'll do well this time!
INFO: 17 Feb-1 March, Dubai Tennis Stadium, www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com