Dubai Tennis Championships 2009
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Barclays Dubai Tennis Championship 2009
- Winner in Dubai for 2009 was Venus Williams in the women's tournament and Novak Djokovic in the men's tournament
- Dubai Tennis Championship 2009 - more details, players, tickets, location, etc
- Women's tournament Sunday 15 February to Saturday 21 February 2009
- Men's tournament Monday 23 February to Saturday 28 February 2009
- Tickets available 11 January 2009, from Time Out Tickets tel 800-4669 (toll-free in UAE), or Dubai Tennis Stadium (finals and semi-finals sold out within hours).
- Ticket costs for stadium grandstand AED 30-150 depending on the day, or buy a season pass for the good seats at AED 1345 or AED 1780.
- Total prize money of $4 million split evenly between men's and women's competitions (that's $2 million each for the arithmetically challenged). Prize money and points:
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- Women's tournament is one of the 20 "Premium" events on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
- Men's tournament is a "500" tournament, meaning the winner gets 500 points. There are three categories on the ATP Tour - the 1000, 500, and 250 series. Dubai joins Acapulco, Barcelona, Basel, Beijing, Memphis, Rotterdam, Tokyo, Valencia, Washington in the 500 series.
- Dubai Duty Free Tournament Owners & Organisers tel +971-4-2166444
- Dubai Tennis Championship Park 'n' Ride information tel +971-4-3020444
Player line up for 2009 Dubai Tennis Open (with rank as of February 2009)
2009 Women tennis players
2009 Men tennis players
|1. Serena Williams, USA
2. Dinara Safina, Russia
3. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia
4. Elena Dementieva, Russia (2008 DTC winner)
5. Vera Zvonareva, Russia
6. Venus Williams, USA (2009 DTC winner)
7. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
8. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia
9. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland
10. Nadia Petrova, Russia
11. Marion Bartoli, France
14. Alize Cornet, France
16. Maria Sharapova, Russia (withdrew 04 Feb 2009)
18. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia
19. Anna Chakvetadze, Russia
20. Jie Zheng, China
21. Anabel Medina Garrigues Spain
23. Amelie Mauresmo, France (withdrew 16 Feb 2009)
24. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia
25. Agnes Szavay, Hungary
26. Ai Sugiyama, Japan
27. Sybille Bammer, Austria
28. Alisa Kleybanova, Russia
29. Na Li, China
32. Sara Errani, Italy
33. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia
37. Maria Kirilenko, Russia
38. Francesca Schiavone, Italy
42. Samantha Stosur, Australia
47. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia
48. Shahar Peer, Israel (denied UAE entry visa)
53. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia
62. Yung-Jan Chan, Taipei
83. Ayumi Morita, Japan (replaced Ms Peer)
87. Sania Mirza, India
| 1. Rafael Nadal, Spain (withdrew 19 Feb 2009)
2. Roger Federer, Switzerland (withdrew 17 Feb 2009)
3. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
4. Andy Murray, Scotland (UK) (withdrew 26 Feb 2009)
5. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia (withdrew, reason unknown)
6. Andy Roddick, USA (DTC winner 2008) (withdrew 21 Feb 2009)
8. Gilles Simon, France
9. Fernando Verdasco, Spain (withdrew, ankle injury)
12. David Ferrer, Spain
21. Igor Andreev, Russia
22. Marin Cilic, Croatia
25. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia
26. Richard Gasquet, France
28. Feliciano Lopez, Spain
30. Dmitry Tursunov, Russia
31. Rainer Schuettler, Germany
32. Jurgen Melzer, Austria
37. Simone Bolelli, Italy
38. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany
41. Victor Hanescu, Romania
44. Julien Benneteau, France
49. Viktor Troicki, Serbia
50. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia
62. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia
Andy Ram, Israel/Uruguay (visa approved 19 Feb 2009)
Israel Dubai visa controversy
There was some controversy when Dubai denied a visa to the Israeli women's singles player, Shahar Peer. The reaction, and possible cancellation of Dubai as part of the WTA tour reportedly prompted a policy rethink to grant Andy Ram, an Israeli men's doubles player, a "special permit " for a visa to enter the UAE.
- There is a policy of not issuing UAE entry visas to Israeli citizens.
- The WTA rules for host countries are that any tennis player that is qualified to play in a tournament must be allowed to play, irrespective of nationality.
- Andy Roddick said he would not play in 2009 in Dubai in protest at the visa ban for Ms Peers.
- The Dubai tennis tournament organisers were fined $300,000 for banning Ms Peer from the event and Ms Peer was to receive $44,250 of that amount.
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