The WTA Dubai, also called the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, is played in Dubai every year in the month of February. And if you want to watch this WTA Dubai live streaming online or on TV, you can get all the information here.
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The WTA Dubai is known to be one of the best women’s tournaments on the WTA circuit and that’s because of the sheer class of talent that’s on display during the week. Incidentally, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is categorized alternately as a Premier and a Premier 5 event each year.
In 2020, it was a WTA Premier competition which means it would be a WTA Premier 5 tournament in 2021.
This is typically the first big tournament on the women’s circuit after the Australian Open and will be attended by some of the best players on the circuit
2021 WTA Dubai Schedule and Dates
We are still awaiting the dates for the 2021 edition of the WTA Dubai competition as the WTA looks to circumvent the issues around the pandemic situation and set the schedule for the season.
The first round of the WTA Dubai 2020 began on Monday, February 17, with the women’s singles final set played on Sunday, February 23. The qualifying matches were hosted over the weekend right before the main draw.
Player List for the 2021 WTA Dubai Tennis Championships
We will update the list of players for the 2021 WTA Dubai here once the organisers have made that announcement.
This list of participants for the 2020 edition of the tournament saw Simona Halep start off the top seed and she was joined by Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina and Belinda Bencic among others. Kim Clijsters also participated in the tournament as a wild-card making it her first match in her third comeback.
Below is the list of some of the players from the 2020 edition of the WTA Dubai Tennis Championships.
Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Belinda Bencic, Sofia Kenin, Kiki Bertens, Aryna Sabalenka, Kim Clijsters, Petra Martic, Garbine Muguruza, Kim Clijsters.
What Happened in the 2020 WTA Dubai?
Top seeded Simona Halep won the 2020 edition of the WTA Dubai by defeating Elena Rybakina in the final in a tough three-setter. Earlier, Halep had overcome Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka and Jennifer Brady in her previous rounds following a first round bye.
Rybakina starts off her campaign with a first round win over the Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin and then proceeded to defeat Katerina Siniakova, second seeded Karolina Pliskova and Petra Martic to enter the final.
Also participating in the tournament was the comeback queen Kim Clijsters who lost her first round match to Garbine Muguruza but not before she had threatened to take it to the third set.
Two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina went out to Belinda Bencic in the semifinals, who went on to defeat Petra Kvitova in the final to win the title. Bencic faced six match-points against Aryna Sabalenka in an earlier match but came back strongly to beat her and then overcame Kvitova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to clinch her second tournament win at the Premier-5 level.
After an easy couple of wins in the first two rounds, Bencic needed a third set tie-breaker and 9-7 in that tie-breaker to beat Sabalenka, before bouncing out Simona Halep in three sets as well. This was followed by the victories over Svitolina and second seeded Kvitova.
Third seeded Halep and fourth seeded Karolina Pliskova made it as far as the quarterfinal while the top seed Naomi Osaka was sent packing in the second round itself, having entered the competition on the back of the Australian Open title.
The 2018 edition was won by the World No. 7 Elina Svitolina, who successfully defended her title in Dubai after defeating Daria Kasatkina in the final in straight sets.
She started the competition as the defending champion and under pressure, she performed superbly. On her way to the final, she defeated many big players like Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber.
On the other hand, Kasatkina too was highly impressive. She had to fight her way through the likes of Agnieszka Radwanska, Johanna Konta, Elena Vesnina, and Garbine Muguruza. The competition was highly entertaining, given that the two top seeds – Svitolina and Muguruza, made it to the semifinal. Watch the 2019 edition of the WTA Dubai Open live with the options mentioned below.
WTA Dubai Championships Previous Winners
2020: Simona Halep
2019: Belinda Bencic
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
2021 WTA Dubai Tennis Championships Live Streaming
The 2021 edition of the WTA Dubai Open will have a starry presence with many of the top 10 players in the world expected to take part. If you are looking for various options to be able to watch the Dubai Open live, here’re a few options.
You can watch (and bet on) the WTA Dubai Tennis live streaming with bet365.com. These are the simple steps:
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to you account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the WTA Dubai live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
In order to avail of the live streaming service, this site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours. Remember geo-restrictions might apply.
The other option when it comes to live streaming options offered by bookmakers is Unibet, and you can watch the live streaming of the WTA Dubai by signing up with Unibet here.
It works in the same way as bet365 above, with Unibet also offering live tennis streams as one of their options. The conditions remain the same, with the necessity to either deposit a small amount of money into your account or to have had bet 24 hours before the live stream in order to watch it live. Geo-restrictions will also apply so do check the local listings after you sign up.
You can sign up with Unibet here.
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Watch 2020 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship Live on TV
The TV guide for WTA Dubai 2021 will be released once the tournament draws closer.