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Dubai Tennis Championships: Roger Federer begins quest for 100th career title with win over Philipp Kohlschreiber
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Roger Federer begins quest for 100th career title with win over Philipp Kohlschreiber

Roger Federer began his charge for a 100th career title by dispatching Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on a windy centre court in the first round of the Dubai Championships.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Belinda Bencic’s never-say-die march to the title is great news for the WTA tour
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Belinda Bencic’s never-say-die march to the title is great news for the WTA tour

Bencic may have some long shadows around her, but she has shown this week that she’s good enough to jump out of them – and create her own striking identity.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Daria Kasatkina downs qualifier Magdalena Frech in first round; Garbine Muguruza advances
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Daria Kasatkina downs qualifier Magdalena Frech in first round; Garbine Muguruza advances

Russia’s Daria Kasatkina roared back from a break down in the deciding set to beat Polish qualifier Magdalena Frech 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Sunday.

Qatar Open: Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka become latest stars to withdraw from tournament due to injury
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Qatar Open: Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka become latest stars to withdraw from tournament due to injury

Caroline Wozniacki and Naomi Osaka were joined on the sidelines by Australian world number 14 Ashleigh Barty, and 19th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France

Dubai Tennis Championships: Leander Paes and partner Jamie Cerretani lose in final to Jean-Julien Rojer-Horia Tecau
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Leander Paes and partner Jamie Cerretani lose in final to Jean-Julien Rojer-Horia Tecau

Paes, playing his 97th ATP World Tour event, and America's Cerretani lost the final 2-6 6-7(2) in one hour and 27 minutes.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Roberto Bautista Agut beats Lucas Pouille in straight sets to win 2nd title of 2018
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Roberto Bautista Agut beats Lucas Pouille in straight sets to win 2nd title of 2018

Bautista Agut, ranked 23rd in the world, now owns eight career titles after starting this season with success in Auckland.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Lucas Pouille reaches final; Roberto Bautista Agut ends Malek Jaziri's dream run
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Lucas Pouille reaches final; Roberto Bautista Agut ends Malek Jaziri's dream run

Lucas Pouille made it to his third ATP final in four weeks after overcoming Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) in the Dubai Championships semi-finals on Friday.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Wildcard Malek Jaziri reaches semis; Lucas Pouille beats Yuichi Sugita
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Wildcard Malek Jaziri reaches semis; Lucas Pouille beats Yuichi Sugita

Jaziri overcame a second-set blip to see off qualifier Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and reach the third semi-final of his career.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Lucas Pouille beats Karen Khachanov, avenges Marseille Open final loss
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Lucas Pouille beats Karen Khachanov, avenges Marseille Open final loss

On Sunday, Khachanov edged Pouille in the third set in the Marseille final, but the Frenchman struck back at the Aviation Club in Dubai.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Grigor Dimitrov shocked by unheralded Malek Jaziri, Lucas Pouille through to next round
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Grigor Dimitrov shocked by unheralded Malek Jaziri, Lucas Pouille through to next round

The fourth-ranked Dimitrov was far from his best, perhaps still not fully recovered from the illness which bothered him this month as he lost the Rotterdam final to Roger Federer.

Lucas Pouille slams proposed Davis Cup shakeup, calls new concept 'death sentence' for competition
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Lucas Pouille slams proposed Davis Cup shakeup, calls new concept 'death sentence' for competition

Pouille said that he thought it was even less likely that major names like Roger Federer, at age 36, and Rafael Nadal would once again play the event if it was scheduled at the end of a long ATP season.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Roberto Bautista Agut ends losing streak; Benoit Paire advances to second round
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Roberto Bautista Agut ends losing streak; Benoit Paire advances to second round

Roberto Bautista Agut ended a three-match losing streak when he beat Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Dubai Championships on Monday.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Grigor Dimitrov hopes to recover from illness to take advantage of depleted draw
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Grigor Dimitrov hopes to recover from illness to take advantage of depleted draw

Grigor Dimitrov will count on a complete recovery from a brief illness as he plays as top seed at the upcoming Dubai Championships.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Elina Svitolina defends title with crushing win over Daria Kasatkina in final
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Elina Svitolina defends title with crushing win over Daria Kasatkina in final

Elina Svitolina joined former world number ones Justine Henin and Venus Williams as a back-to-back Dubai title winner on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-0 cruise past Russia's Daria Kasatkina.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Defending champion Elina Svitolina beats Angelique Kerber to set up final against Daria Kasatkina
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Defending champion Elina Svitolina beats Angelique Kerber to set up final against Daria Kasatkina

Elina Svitolina beat Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-3 on Friday to set up a Dubai Championships title defence against Daria Kasatkina.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Angelique Kerber cruises past Karolina Pliskova; Garbine Muguruza reaches semi-finals
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Angelique Kerber cruises past Karolina Pliskova; Garbine Muguruza reaches semi-finals

Garbine Muguruza reached the Dubai Championships semi-finals with a 7-5, 6-2 defeat of Caroline Garcia, while Angelique Kerber set up a last-four clash with Elina Svitolina.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Elina Svitolina overcomes Wang Qiang challenge; Garbine Muguruza enters last eight
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Elina Svitolina overcomes Wang Qiang challenge; Garbine Muguruza enters last eight

Defending champion and top seed Elina Svitolina toiled for more than two hours to reach the Dubai quarter-finals while second seed Garbine Muguruza had to wait until 2 am to complete her opening victory.

Dubai Tennis Championships: World No 3 Garbine Muguruza sets sights on reclaiming top spot in WTA rankings
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Dubai Tennis Championships: World No 3 Garbine Muguruza sets sights on reclaiming top spot in WTA rankings

After holding the number one ranking for a month last autumn, Dubai Championships second seed Garbine Muguruza remains keen for another taste of life at the top of the WTA.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Petra Kvitova joins Simona Halep on injury list after withdrawing from tournament
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Petra Kvitova joins Simona Halep on injury list after withdrawing from tournament

Kvitova joins five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova (forearm) and former World No 1 Simona Halep (ankle) on the casualty list in Dubai.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Elina Svitolina aims to join Venus Williams, Justine Henin in exclusive club by defending title
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Elina Svitolina aims to join Venus Williams, Justine Henin in exclusive club by defending title

Twelve months ago, Elina Svitolina's title win in Dubai allowed her to break into the top-10 for the first time.