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01.03.2014

Roger Federer wins a record sixth title in Dubai, dismissing Czech Tomas Berdych 3-6 6-4 6-3 on Saturday. Federer now holds a 4-1 record on the year against players ranked in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings.

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01.03.2014

Rohan Bopanna improves to a 10-17 finals record after lifting the Dubai trophy for the second time; he previously triumphed in 2012 with Mahesh Bhupathi. Bopanna's partner, Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, won his 10th title in 21 finals.

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01.03.2014

Roger Federer's title victory against Tomas Berdych in Dubai means that the former World No. 1 has won at least one ATP World Tour title for the past 14 years (since 2001).

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01.03.2014

Even with his 3-6 6-4 6-3 loss to Roger Federer in the Dubai final, Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic moves to No. 5 in the Emirates ATP Rankings when the list is released on Monday.

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01.03.2014

Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna pick up their fifth title as a team at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships by beating top seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4 6-3 on Saturday.

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01.03.2014

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi win their first title since reforming as doubles partners in the beginning of 2014 with a 6-4 6-3 upset of top seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic in Dubai.

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01.03.2014

Dubai top seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic bid for their 26th ATP World Tour doubles crown in Dubai on Saturday against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi. Bopanna and Qureshi take the title 6-4 6-3.

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28.02.2014

Five-time Dubai champion Roger Federer improves to 17-15 against Novak Djokovic with a 3-6 6-3 6-2 win against the Serbian in the Dubai semi-finals on Friday. "This is a big step in the right direction for me," said Federer after the match.

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28.02.2014

Roger Federer helps pick a lucky fan to receive a trip to the 2014 US Open courtesy of Emirates Airlines.

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28.02.2014

Roger Federer tries for a sixth Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title after defeating defending champion Novak Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-2 in Friday's semi-finals. Federer faces Tomas Berdych in the final.

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28.02.2014

Novak Djokovic converts only one of six break points in his loss to Roger Federer in the Dubai semi-finals on Friday evening.

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28.02.2014

The crowd fills the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium for the semi-final battle between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on Friday evening. Federer beat Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-2.

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28.02.2014

A young fan cheers on the battle between top seed Novak Djokovic and five-time champion Roger Federer in the Dubai semi-finals on Friday evening.

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28.02.2014

Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic takes the first set in his Dubai semi-final against Roger Federer but loses their 32nd encounter 3-6 6-3 6-2 in one hour and 45 minutes.

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28.02.2014

Tomas Berdych wins his 11th match in a row in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships against Philipp Kohlshchreiber. Berdych, 28 years old, also won the Rotterdam title and two Davis Cup rubbers in this span.

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28.02.2014

Philipp Kohlschreiber, ranked 25th in the Emirates ATP Rankings, has reached quarter-finals or better in four of five tournaments in 2014, including a semi-final loss to Tomas Berdych in Dubai on Friday.

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28.02.2014

Dubai top seeds Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor, in the near court, celebrate winning a point against Germans Daniel Brands and Florian Mayer. Zimonjic and Nestor advanced to the final 7-6(4) 7-6(8).

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27.02.2014

Roger Federer beats Lukas Rosol 6-2 6-2 to set up his 32nd meeting against Novak Djokovic. Between the two players they have won the Dubai title nine times in the last 11 years.

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27.02.2014

Third seed and 2013 runner-up Tomas Berdych dismisses fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Dubai quarter-finals on Thursday.

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27.02.2014

The second-seeded pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi win the Match Tie-break against Mahesh Bhupathi and Denis Istomin 5-7 7-6(3) 10-7, giving the Indian-Pakistani team a berth in the Dubai semi-finals.

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27.02.2014

Nenad Zimonjic looks ahead while partner Daniel Nestor serves against the team of Roberto Bautista Agut and Igor Sijsling in the Dubai quarter-finals on Thursday. Zimonjic and Nestor, the top seeds, have won this title but with different partners.

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27.02.2014

Philipp Kohlschreiber, ranked No. 25 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, records his 300th match win on the ATP World Tour with a victory in the Dubai quarter-finals against wild card Malek Jaziri on Thursday.

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27.02.2014

The Dubai run of Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri ends in the quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-3 loss to seventh seed Philipp Kohlschreiber.

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26.02.2014

Novak Djokovic beats Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut for the second straight year in the Dubai second round by recording a 6-1 6-3 victory on Wednesday evening.

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26.02.2014

Roger Federer drops a set to Radek Stepanek for the first time in nine matches in his 6-2 7-6(4) 6-2 victory in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

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26.02.2014

Radek Stepanek, ranked 48th in the Emirates ATP Rankings, has now lost nine of his last 10 meetings with Roger Federer. Federer the Dubai second-round match 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 on Wednesday.

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26.02.2014

Tomas Berdych improves to 3-0 against Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky after winning their second-round match in the Dubai second round on Wednesday.

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26.02.2014

Over 80 children participate in the Lacoste Special Needs Tennis Clinic on Wednesday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

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26.02.2014

Australian player John Peers visits with over 80 children on Wednesday as they participate in the Lacoste Special Needs Tennis Clinic at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

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26.02.2014

Tunisian Malek Jaziri advances to the quarter-finals in his second year contesting the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after taking out fellow wild card Somdev Devvarman 6-3 7-5 on Wednesday.

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26.02.2014

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has won the ATP 500 Tournament of the Year Award for 2013. This is the 10th time in 11 years that Dubai has won this award.

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26.02.2014

Tomas Berdych, the 2013 Dubai runner-up, takes a selfie with artwork made by graffiti artist Steffi Bow at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Players' Party on Tuesday night. Berdych is this year's third seed.

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26.02.2014

Breeda McLoughlin, Colm McLoughlin – Executive Vice Chairman Dubai Duty Free, Novak Djokovic, guest, Mr Rajaram - CEO of Al Nabooda Automobiles, Salah Tahlak – Tournament Director, and Sinead El Sibai - Vice President Marketing Dubai Duty Free at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Players' Party.

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26.02.2014

Italy's Andreas Seppi takes a spin in an Audi RS7 SB 4.0 TFSI quattro on Wednesday, after defeating Florian Mayer in his first round match in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Audi is the official car sponsor of the tournament and provides all the transport for the players and officials.

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26.02.2014

Students from the Indian High School win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Schools Challenge Competition, and meet with Tomas Berdych to claim their prize - tickets to the men's final on Saturday.

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25.02.2014

Nikolay Davydenko attends the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Players' Party on Tuesday evening with his wife, Irina, and daughter, Ekaterina.

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25.02.2014

Five-time Dubai champion Roger Federer and Nico Hulkenberg, F1 Driver for Force India Team, spend time at the Players' Party held at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

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25.02.2014

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the fifth seed in Dubai, closes out his first-round match against Romanian Victor Hanescu in 72 minutes.

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25.02.2014

Dubai top seed Novak Djokovic defeats Denis Istomin 6-3 6-3 in their second meeting of 2014 and fifth overall.

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25.02.2014

Dubai second seed Juan Martin del Potro retires from his first-round match on Tuesday against Indian wild card Somdev Devvarman after losing the first set 7-6(3), citing injury.

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25.02.2014

Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri advances to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships second round with a 0-6 6-4 7-6(4) win against Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands.

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25.02.2014

Radek Stepanek defeats fellow 35 year old Michael Russell in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships first round with a 5-7 6-3 6-1 performance.

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25.02.2014

Russian Mikhail Youzhny, the sixth seed in Dubai, is now 2-0 in his FedEX ATP Head2Head series against Michal Przysiezny after a 6-3 6-4 victory in the first round on Tuesday.

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25.02.2014

Third seed Tomas Berdych wins a battle of powerful groundstrokes against qualifier Marius Copil of Romania 6-3 6-4 to open Day 2 action at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

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25.02.2014

Number two seeded doubles players Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi visit the Tennis Emirates - Head Clinic on Tuesday and give some tennis tips and encouragement to children from the Tennis Emirates junior development program.

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25.02.2014

Number two seeded doubles players Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi visit the Tennis Emirates - Head Clinic on Tuesday and give some tennis tips and encouragement to children from the Tennis Emirates junior development program.

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25.02.2014

Number two seeded doubles players Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi visit the Tennis Emirates - Head Clinic on Tuesday and give some tennis tips and encouragement to children from the Tennis Emirates junior development program.

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24.02.2014

Five-time Dubai champion Roger Federer gets one step closer to claiming a sixth title after defeating Germany's Benjamin Becker 6-1 6-4 in the first round on Monday.

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24.02.2014

Roger Federer remains undefeated against Benjamin Becker, defeating the German 6-1 6-4 in their fourth meeting. Federer is the fourth seed at this week's 2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships,

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24.02.2014

Fans pack into Court 1 on the first day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to watch men's doubles matches, including Juan Martin del Potro partnered with Radek Stepanek and Novak Djokovic playing with Carlos Gomez-Herrera.

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24.02.2014

Fans pack into Court 1 on the first day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to watch men's doubles matches, including the wild card team of Novak Djokovic and Carlos Gomez-Herrera taking on Tomasz Bednarerk and Lukas Dlouhy.

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24.02.2014

Fans pack into Court 1 on the first day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to watch men's doubles matches, including the 6-3 7-5 upset by Juan Martin del Potro and Radek Stepanek of fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Mikhail Youzhny.

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24.02.2014

Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin signs autographs in the Emirates Airlines booth in the Tennis Village on Monday. He plays defending champion Novak Djokovic in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday evening.

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24.02.2014

The 30-year-old Italian Andreas Seppi caps off the first day session at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory against Germany's Florian Mayer in the first round.

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24.02.2014

Over 700 children from local schools join in on Kids’ Day, an event held on the first day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships men's event. Top doubles seeds Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor, along with mascots Ace and Annette, visit with students, who also participate in a tennis clinic for all skill levels.

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24.02.2014

Over 700 children from local schools participate in Kids’ Day, an event held on the first day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships ATP World Tour event. Top seeded doubles team Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor visit with students who also participate in a tennis clinic for all ages and skill levels.

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24.02.2014

Over 700 children from local schools join in on Kids’ Day, an event held on the first day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships men's event. Top doubles seeds Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor, along with mascots Ace and Annette, visit with students, who also participate in a tennis clinic for all skill levels.

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24.02.2014

Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain advances to the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after a 6-1, 6-3 win over qualifier Adrian Ungur of Romania. This was their first meeting on the ATP World Tour.

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24.02.2014

Somdev Devvarman moves on to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships second round after Juan Martin del Potro retires at one set down. Devvarman next faces fellow wild card Malek Jaziri of Tunisia.

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24.02.2014

Eighth seed Dmitry Tursunov heads to the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after defeating qualifier Lukas Lacko 7-5 6-1 on Monday. Of four appearances in Dubai, Tursunov's best performance came in 2013, when he advanced to the quarterfinals.

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24.02.2014

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships second seed Juan Martin del Potro was invited by Emirates on Sunday to experience the ultimate in luxury with their private Airbus A319 aircraft, Emirates Executive.

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24.02.2014

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships second seed Juan Martin del Potro was invited by Emirates on Sunday to experience the ultimate in luxury with their private Airbus A319 aircraft, Emirates Executive.

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24.02.2014

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships second seed Juan Martin del Potro was invited by Emirates on Sunday to experience the ultimate in luxury with their private Airbus A319 aircraft, Emirates Executive.

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24.02.2014

Five time Dubai champion Roger Federer took some time out from his busy schedule yesterday to visit one of his favourite destinations in Dubai, the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel. Roger was interviewed by well-known tennis commentator Annabel Croft and reflected on his experiences in Dubai over the years and his impressions of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. A regular visitor to Dubai, Roger praised the tournament, saying he believed it was voted the best ATP 500 event nine times in the last ten years because it is so well organized and the players are so well cared for.

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24.02.2014

Five time Dubai champion Roger Federer took some time out from his busy schedule yesterday to visit one of his favourite destinations in Dubai, the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel. Roger was interviewed by well-known tennis commentator Annabel Croft and reflected on his experiences in Dubai over the years and his impressions of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. A regular visitor to Dubai, Roger praised the tournament, saying he believed it was voted the best ATP 500 event nine times in the last ten years because it is so well organized and the players are so well cared for.

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24.02.2014

Five time Dubai champion Roger Federer took some time out from his busy schedule yesterday to visit one of his favourite destinations in Dubai, the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel. Roger was interviewed by well-known tennis commentator Annabel Croft and reflected on his experiences in Dubai over the years and his impressions of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. A regular visitor to Dubai, Roger praised the tournament, saying he believed it was voted the best ATP 500 event nine times in the last ten years because it is so well organized and the players are so well cared for.

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23.02.2014

Venus Williams wins her 45th singles title at the 2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. At the ceremony, Venus and runner-up Alize Cornet are joined by Sinead El Sibai – Vice President Marketing Dubai Duty Free, George Horan – President Dubai Duty Free, Colm McLoughlin – Executive Vice Chairman Dubai Duty Free, Abdul Rahman Falaknaz – Vice President Tennis Emirates, and Salah Tahlak – Tournament Director.

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23.02.2014

"I have enjoyed being here with [my sister] Serena, being able to be at the same tournament," said 2014 Dubai champion Venus Williams after her title win against Alize Cornet. "We don't always get to do that, and that was a lot of fun."

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23.02.2014

Sinead El Sibai – Vice President Marketing Dubai Duty Free, George Horan – President Dubai Duty Free, Colm McLoughlin – Executive Vice Chairman Dubai Duty Free, Anastasia Rodionova and Alla Kudryavtseva - 2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis women's doubles champions, Abdul Rahman Falaknaz – Vice President Tennis Emirates, and Salah Tahlak – Tournament Director.

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22.02.2014

Novak Djokovic and his team try indoor skydiving ahead of the Serb's title defence in Dubai.

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22.02.2014

Novak Djokovic and his team try indoor skydiving ahead of the Serb's title defence in Dubai.

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22.02.2014

Former World number one Venus Williams, a wild card in the 2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships singles draw, fails to drop a set on her way to taking the title, sealing it with a 6-3 6-0 win over Alize Cornet of France in Saturday's final.

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22.02.2014

Wild card Venus Williams beats Alize Cornet 6-3 6-0 in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships women's final to take her 45th singles title and first in 16 months.

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22.02.2014

World number 26 Alize Cornet loses her first appearance in a hardcourt final - going down 6-3 6-0 to wild card Venus Williams in Dubai - one day after she upset top seed Venus's sister, Serena Williams, in a thrilling semifinal.

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22.02.2014

"Yesterday [in the semifinals] I had goosebumps when I was playing, because the crowd was screaming my name and I'm not in France," said Cornet. "I was like, 'Oh, that's weird' and it was amazing."

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22.02.2014

Russians Anastasia Rodionova and Alla Kudryavtseva win their third team title after taking out Americans Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones 6-2 5-7 10-8 in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final on Saturday.

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22.02.2014

After a pre-flight briefing, Novak Djokovic braved a wind tunnel which is powered by four huge turbine engines and can reach top speeds of over 320 kilometres an hour. The 2014 Dubai top seed was as a guest of HH Shiekh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, on Friday at his private wind tunnel, operated by Inflight Dubai.

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22.02.2014

Defending Dubai champion Novak Djokovic was joined in a wind tunnel excursion on Friday by his head coach Boris Becker, his brother Marko, and his friend and fellow player, Carlos Gomez-Herrera, and they were assisted by instructor Brad Cole. Djokovic was a guest of Shiekh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, at his private wind tunnel, operated by Inflight Dubai.

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21.02.2014

World number 26 Alize Cornet scores a big win after taking down World number one and top seed Serena Williams in the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday.

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21.02.2014

Alize Cornet hands top seed Serena Williams a 6-4 6-4 defeat in front of the crowds at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Friday. Cornet advances to meet Venus Williams in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final on Saturday.

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21.02.2014

Serena Williams loses to Alize Cornet in straight sets in the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday, her first loss to the Frenchwoman in four meetings.

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21.02.2014

Dubai wild card Venus Williams reaches her third final at the event on Friday after scoring a 6-3 6-2 victory over eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki.

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21.02.2014

Two-time Dubai champion Venus Williams digs deep to overcome 2011 Dubai winner Caroline Wozniacki in their semifinal match in Dubai.

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21.02.2014

Caroline Wozniacki now holds a 0-5 record against Venus Williams, including a 6-3 6-2 loss in Friday's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semifinals.

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20.02.2014

Fifth seed Jelena Jankovic concedes that her opponent Serena Williams, the top seed and World number one, "was pretty much in control the whole time" during their quarterfinal match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday.

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20.02.2014

Fans of top seed Serena Williams cheered on the American as she faced Jelena Jankovic in the quarterfinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Their 13th meeting on the WTA Tour produced a 6-2 6-2 scoreline in favor of Williams.

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20.02.2014

Americans Abigail Spears, left, and Raquel Kops-Jones upset the Italian top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships quarterfinals on Thursday.

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20.02.2014

Caroline Wozniacki makes her fourth consecutive appearance in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semifinals after a convincing 6-1 6-2 win over Sorana Cirstea on Thursday.

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20.02.2014

Caroline Wozniacki evens her head-to-head against Sorana Cirstea at 3-3 with Thursday's 6-1 6-2 win in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships quarterfinals.

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20.02.2014

Venus Williams celebrates her quarterfinal win against Flavia Pennetta at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The two-time champion goes on to play Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals on Friday.

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20.02.2014

Venus Williams, the 2009 and 2010 champion, faces either eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki or Sorana Cirstea in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semifinals on Friday.

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20.02.2014

Wild card Venus Williams advances to her fourth semifinal at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after a 6-3 7-5 victory against Italian qualifier Flavia Pennetta on Thursday.

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20.02.2014

Flavia Pennetta loses a tense second set to wild card Venus Williams and goes down 6-3 7-5 in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships quarterfinals on Thursday. Pennetta and doubles partner Samantha Stosur face Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Alicja Rosolska in the quarterfinals, also on Thursday.

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20.02.2014

Qualifier Flavia Pennetta drops her Thursday quarterfinal match against Venus Williams 6-3 7-5. The 31-year-old Italian ends her singles run at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with five wins out of six, including qualifying matches.

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19.02.2014

Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain upsets third seed and defending champion Petra Kvitova 1-6 6-4 7-6(4) in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Suarez Navarro is the highest ranked player on the WTA Tour without a title.

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19.02.2014

Defending champion Petra Kvitova loses in three sets to the unseeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the Dubai second round on Wednesday night.

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19.02.2014

Second seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina take the match tiebreak in their battle against wild cards Serena and Venus Williams in the opening round of doubles in Dubai on Wednesday.

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19.02.2014

Venus Williams lunges for a backhand as sister Serena protects the net in their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships first-round doubles match against Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina on Wednesday. Makarova and Vesnina advance by winning the match tiebreak 10-7.

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19.02.2014

Sorana Cirstea, ranked 27th on the WTA Tour, uses aggressive play to upset Dubai fourth seed and 2013 runner-up Sara Errani in the second round on Wednesday.

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19.02.2014

Sara Errani, the 2013 runner-up to Petra Kvitova at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, ends her campaign this year with a three-set loss to Romania's Sorana Cirstea on Wednesday evening. Errani and her doubles partner Roberta Vinci, the top seeds in Dubai, play in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

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