Dubai Tennis Championships, also known as Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships for sponsorship purposes or the WTA Dubai, is an international women’s tennis tournament played in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates every year. The latest WTA Dubai tips, predictions & odds can be found here.
On the women’s circuit, the competition has been categorized as a Premier 5 event where the winner will walk away with 900 ranking points. Over the years, the event has been well-attended by some of the most renowned names, starting with Martina Hingis and Lindsey Davenport to the likes of Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Karolina Pliskova, Victoria Azarenka, and more. The competition takes place on outdoor hard courts.
The defending champion is the Ukrainian No. 1 Elina Svitolina, who had a career-defining run in Dubai last season.
2019 WTA Dubai Schedule & Dates:
The main draw matches of the 2019 WTA Dubai will start taking place from Sunday, February 17. The final women’s match of the tournament will be played on Sunday, February 24. As for the qualifying fixtures, they will be played over the weekend right before the main draw. You can also follow this section for the latest order of play and daily schedule of the competition.
Player List for the 2019 WTA Dubai Tennis Championships
The list of participants for the 2019 edition of WTA Dubai is a star-studded one. It features several top 10 players and needless to mention, it promises to be a blockbuster affair.
Women’s Singles: Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, Kiki Bertens, Daria Kasatkina.
The entire list of participants will be revealed a few days before the competition starts.
What Happened at the 2018 WTA Dubai?
The competition was won by the Ukranian No. 1 Elina Svitolina, who defeated Daria Kasatkina in the final with 6-4, 6-0. She started the competition as the defending champion and successfully managed to defend her title.
Speaking of Kasatkina, the young Russian had a pretty remarkable stint in Dubai herself. In her semifinal fixture against Garbine Muguruza, she faced multiple match points to see herself through to the final. It was a remarkable three-set affair that led to the exit of the second-seeded Spaniard with 3-6, 7-6(11), 6-1. Kasatkina produced a similar result in her second round fixture against Johanna Konta as well.
Other top players who participated in the competition were Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova. The two ladies moved on to meet in the quarterfinal – an eventful tie that was ultimately won by Kerber. However, the German faced Svitolina in the semifinal and lost that match in straight sets.
Apart from them, the likes of Naomi Osaka, Agnieszka Radwanska, Jelena Ostapenko, and Carla Suarez Navarro also featured in the tournament.
WTA Dubai Tennis Championships Previous Winners:
2018: Elina Svitolina
2017: Elina Svitolina
2016: Sara Errani
2015: Simona Halep
2014: Venus Williams
2013: Petra Kvitova
2012: Agnieszka Radwanska
2011: Caroline Wozniacki
2010: Venus Williams
2009: Venus Williams
2019 WTA Dubai Betting Tips:
The betting tips for the latest edition of Dubai Tennis Championships will be updated here right from round one.
Jennifer Brady v Petra Kvitova Tips:
Petra Kvitova to win 2-0: 4/6 (Betfair)
Simona Halep v Lesia Tsurenko Tips:
Simona Halep to win: 3/16 (bet365)
Angelique Kerber v Su-Wei Hsieh Tips:
Angelique Kerber to win 2-0: 6/5 (betway)
Garbine Muguruza v Elina Svitolina Tips:
Three sets in the match: 11/8 (William Hill)
Belinda Bencic v Aryna Sabalenka Tips:
Three sets in the match: 6/4 (William Hill)