Ugo Humbert dominates Alexander Bublik to claim glory at 32nd Dubai Tennis Championships

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Eddie Howe answers Newcastle United tactics critics as Magpies outwit rivals Wolves Newcastle: Criticism, at this level, is only ever just around the corner. One year you may be returning a club to the Champions League after two decades, the next some may be calling for change at the top. That is the situation that … Read more

Medvedev wins to set up Dubai Tennis Championships semifinal with Humbert

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No fairy-tale ending for Andy Murray in Dubai, as Ugo Humbert advances to quarter-finals DUBAI: Andy Murray’s hopes of fairy-tale ending to what seems likely to be his last appearance at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships were dashed by in-form Frenchman Ugo Humbert, who defeated the 36-year-old Scot 6-2, 6-4 on center court at … Read more

Medvedev and Hurkacz book quarterfinal spots at Dubai Tennis Championship

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Man United and Chelsea grab late winners in FA Cup. Youngsters deliver again for Liverpool LONDON: Manchester United and Chelsea kept alive their hopes of silverware this season by scoring late winners in the FA Cup on Wednesday. Liverpool also advanced to the quarterfinals, with their youngsters coming through big again for Jurgen Klopp. Casemiro … Read more

Saudi investment fund PIF buys into men’s tennis in ‘strategic’ deal with ATP

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DUBAI: Former champion Andy Murray dug deep to edge out Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 in front of a jubilant center court crowd at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday night. The come-from-behind victory saw Murray — who claimed a solitary Dubai title in 2017 — register a landmark 500th career win … Read more

Jasmine Paolini ends Anna Kalinskaya fairytale to win Dubai Tennis Championship

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DUBAI: World No.1 Iga Swiatek saw off No.15 seed and two-time former champion Elina Svitolina in the third round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday night, and in doing so guaranteed a new name will appear on the trophy at this year’s WTA 1000 tournament. Taking her winning streak in the Middle … Read more

Saudi female tennis players challenge stereotypes as sporting dreams become reality

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RIYADH: Cricket is a game that has an almost magical ability to unite South Asian expatriates in their second home Saudi Arabia. On every weekend and whenever there is a time to play, mostly on public holidays, they gather at some grounds, parks and open spaces to play street cricket. For decades, early-morning gatherings were … Read more

Swiatek beats Svitolina to book quarterfinal spot at Dubai Tennis Championships

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SAKHIR: Three-time world champion Max Verstappen gave his struggling rivals little hope for optimism ahead of the new Formula One season when he dominated the first day of winter testing on Wednesday. The Red Bull driver was more than a second faster than Lando Norris in a McLaren with Carlos Sainz, about to start his … Read more

Swiatek advances, Sabalenka crashes out on eventful day at Dubai Tennis Championships

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DUBAI: World No. 1 Iga Swiatek and No. 3 Coco Gauff are safely into the last 16 of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after safely navigating potentially tricky challenges on Dubai Tennis Stadium’s center court on Monday evening. Former Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina also progressed from the round of 32 after her opponent, two-time … Read more

Tennis can champion equal pay across all sports: US Open champ Coco Gauf

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Sloane Stephens talks Dubai return, taking on Iga Swiatek, and race to qualify for Paris Olympics DUBAI: Sloane Stephens is not planning to retire any time soon but said her return to Dubai for the first time in 10 years was inspired in part by an urge to “make the rounds” and ensure she did … Read more

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