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 19- March 4, 2023
Dubai Duty Free tennis stadium
February 19- March 4, 2023
Dubai Duty Free tennis stadium
February 14, 2022

What They Said: Sabalenka, Krejcikova, Badosa, Muguruza

The top four seeds speak to journalists ahead of the 2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

“Having fans back, it’s something amazing. I would say it’s something that we all missed. I’m really, really happy to have them back. Can’t wait to feel the atmosphere on the court.” — Aryna Sabalenka, on playing in front of fans at this year’s tournament

Barbora Krejcikova poses with the runner-up trophy after the women’s singles final at the 2021 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

“I think last year was amazing. It was my very first 1000 where I got in a finals. I remember I was playing a lot of tough games. I was playing slam champions and stuff. I was able to beat them. I got to the finals. Already that was amazing achievement.

“I really like Dubai. I’m really looking forward to this year.” – Barbora Krejcikova, on her runner-up finish at the 2021 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

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“I want to do well here. I like Dubai, as I said. It’s like my second home. Of course I’m very happy and I’m very excited to be here and to see new fans because I have never played here in Dubai.

“Well, my expectations? I hope I can be here in a few days saying that I’m playing the final or the semifinals. That’s my goal.” – Paula Badosa on making her Dubai debut

“To be a target, it’s always good. I’d rather be a target than no one. Yeah, looking forward to start. I’ve been here already for a couple of days so it’s time to compete.” – Garbiñe Muguruza, on defending her Dubai crown

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