Under the Patronage of H.h. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

February 18- March 2, 2024
Dubai Duty Free tennis stadium
February 18- March 2, 2024
Dubai Duty Free tennis stadium
February 18, 2024

Sabalenka enjoys shopping spree at Dubai Duty Free

Aryna Sabalenka browses the offerings at the Dubai Duty Free shops insides Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport.

Preparing for first tournament since successfully defending her Australian Open crown, Belarusian was welcomed to Dubai with a Terminal 3 shopping experience
Sweet-toothed 25-year-old looking to give her opponents something to chew on at this week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship after reaching quarterfinals in 2023

Dubai, UAE—February 18, 2024: With Aryna Sabalenka recently securing her second consecutive Australian Open crown, the world No. 2 is no stranger to the sweet taste of success. It should come as little surprise then that she has developed somewhat of a sweet tooth too, as demonstrated during a shopping spree at Dubai International Airport to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dubai Duty Free.

Arriving in the Emirate to compete in this week’s WTA 1000 event at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Sabalenka was presented with a complementary shopping voucher for Terminal 3. And the big-hitting Belarusian wasted no time heading straight for the candy section, demonstrating a love of chocolate.

The 25-year-old then headed to the makeup section to sample some of the world’s top brands on offer. It was evident that Sabalenka’s pre-tournament preparations were not limited to helping her shine on-court as she scrolled down her phone to view the shopping list she had compiled the night before. Fail to prepare, prepare to… miss out on the best deals.

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Seeded No. 2 for this week’s 24th edition of Dubai’s women’s tournament, Sabalenka also took a moment to admire a display camel before grabbing her trolley and securing the gifts of her choice—and enjoying plenty of japes along the way.

“It was great fun,” said Salenka, who reached the quarterfinals of last year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. “The only bad thing was that my team stole all my sweets! But overall, I loved the experience.”

Sabalenka will start her campaign in the second round after the top eight seeds received byes during Saturday’s 56-player draw.

Photos: Aryna Sabalenka enjoys Dubai Duty Free shopping spree

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is owned and organised by Dubai Duty Free and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Tickets for both the women’s WTA tournament and the men’s ATP event remain available to purchase at www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com.

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