Swiatek beats Rybakina to clinch third straight Qatar crown

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DOHA: World number one Iga Swiatek won the Qatar Open for the third year in a row on Saturday after beating Elena Rybakina 7-6 (10/8), 6-2 in the final. Swiatek is the first player to win three straight titles at the same WTA event since Serena Williams completed a Miami Open hat-trick from 2013-15. Rybakina … Read more

Ruthless Rybakina dispatches Kasatkina to win Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

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Ons Jabeur was left heartbroken after being forced to withdraw from last year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships owing to injury. But the Arab star player is now more determined than ever to taste success at the annual Women’s Tennis Association Tour event. Jabeur had to undergo knee surgery following the 2023 Australian Open, which … Read more

Rybakina sets up final showdown with Kasatkina at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

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LAS VEGAS: Smash GC’s dominant team performance in Saturday’s final round of LIV Golf Las Vegas allowed captain Brooks Koepka to celebrate his fifth trophy of any kind since joining LIV Golf, while teammate Talor Gooch became the first player to win trophies with three different teams. But perhaps the most meaningful celebration came from … 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

Rybakina, Sakkara and Krejcikova announced for Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

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ABU DHABI: A strong field has been announced for this year’s Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open with 10 of the Women’s Tennis Association’s top 20-ranked players, including Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, Greece’s Maria Sakkari and  the Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova set to compete at the second edition of the tournament, which takes place at the International Tennis … Read more