Fan favorite Ons Jabeur withdraws from Dubai Tennis Championships with knee injury

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DUBAI: Fresh from claiming a historic third successive title at last week’s WTA Tour event in Doha, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek is optimistic she can carry her dominant form into this week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. A beaten finalist in Dubai 12 months ago, the Pole recovered from a chastening straight sets defeat … Read more

Arab sports star Ons Jabeur set to wow fans at Dubai Tennis Championships

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Bahrain’s Hamad Al-Janahi wins 160km Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup ALULA: Bahrain’s Hamad Al-Janahi on Sunday claimed the 2024 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup’s CEI 3 competition in 8 hours, 27 minutes, 8 seconds, bringing the two-day event to a close. “Winning here today means so much — it’s such a … Read more

Jabeur exits Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, Rybakina and Samsonova set to meet in semifinal

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Abu Dhabi: As she continued her comeback to the tour following three surgical operations and an eight-month hiatus, tennis’ Emma Raducanu arrived in Abu Dhabi looking to build on a positive start to her 2024 campaign. The 21-year-old former US Open champion kicked things off with two second-round appearances, in Auckland and the Australian Open … Read more

Ons Jabeur too strong for Emma Raducanu at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

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A facet of franchise cricket is the merry-go-round of players between tournaments. In the DP World ILT20 this has reached a crescendo toward the end of the group stage. Last week’s column highlighted the four high-profile Pakistani players who were recruited by the Desert Vipers. Their impact on the team’s performance may not have been … Read more

Jabeur and Osaka crash out of doubles at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

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Abu Dhabi: As she continued her comeback to the tour following three surgical operations and an eight-month hiatus, tennis’ Emma Raducanu arrived in Abu Dhabi looking to build on a positive start to her 2024 campaign. The 21-year-old former US Open champion kicked things off with two second-round appearances, in Auckland and the Australian Open … Read more

Impressive Raducanu sets up Jabeur showdown at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

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ABU DHABI: Emma Raducanu will meet Ons Jabeur in a last-16 clash at the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, after the Brit showed her class in a comfortable win over the Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova on Monday night. Having returned to action at the start of the year following … Read more

Ons Jabeur ‘happy’ to be at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open as she prepares for another shot at Wimbledon title

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ABU DHABI: The last couple of months have admittedly been “surreal” for Saudi tennis player Yara Alhogbani. The 19-year-old got to witness live tennis matches between Ons Jabeur and Aryna Sabalenka, and Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz, at home in Riyadh, for the very first time. She interacted with the stars and was given the … Read more

Ons Jabeur backs Saudi Arabia after criticism from tennis greats

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Didier Drogba hails the development of Saudi football, movement of African players to the Kingdom JEDDAH: Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba has hailed the development of Saudi football, saying the Kingdom can look forward to a “very positive future” after attracting top international players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, as well as African … Read more

Ons Jabeur to partner Naomi Osaka in doubles at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

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DUBAI: The world’s top 10 players have all confirmed they will play at this year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which includes No. 1 Iga Swiatek and No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka. Swiatek, who suffered a shock defeat to teenager Linda Noskova at the Australian Open, will be looking to avenge the final defeat she suffered … Read more

Jabeur, Wozniacki derailed by Russian NextGen at Australian Open

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RIYADH: The mere mention of the name Omar Al-Somah is enough to send any Australian football fan into a cold sweat. It may be over six years ago now, but everyone Down Under still remembers the night he terrorized Australia at Stadium Australia and came within centimeters of sending the Socceroos packing in the World … Read more