Romanian Simona Halep, ranked second in the world, succeeded in winning her second title in the "Dubai Duty Free" championship for tennis for professional players, after her victory yesterday, at the expense of the surprise of the tournament, Kazakhstan's Elena Ribakina, ranked 19 globally, by two groups for one group (3- 6, 6-3, 7-6), in the final match that they gathered on the Dubai Duty Free stadium in Al Garhoud in Dubai, and the match lasted for approximately two hours and 29 minutes.
Halep won the 2015 edition, and after the end of the women's championship competition, which totaled $ 2.9 million in prizes, Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, President of the Tennis Association, was accompanied by the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Duty Free Board, Colm McLoughlin, and First Vice President For the corporate communication of the Dubai Duty Free, tournament director, Salah Tehlak, the head of operations at the Dubai Duty Free, Ramesh Kidambi, Vice President of Marketing, Shined Sibai, and the Secretary General of the Tennis Federation, Nasser Al Marzouqi, by winning the 20 champions.
Simona Halep won the first place prize of 696 thousand and 860 dollars, in addition to 470 points added to the total points of her global classification, while the Kazakh Elena Rybakina won 372 thousand and 200 dollars, and 305 points.
Commenting on her second title in Dubai, Romanian Halep said: “I look forward to investing this winning in the best way during my current season, at the level of world championships, especially since the title of Dubai is my first this year, and it was compensation for my exit from the Australian Open semi-finals, month. the past".
He added, "I am at my best, psychologically and technically, and I promise (Dubai Tennis) fans to come back again next year to defend my title at the tournament."
On the other hand, the duo made up of Chinese Taipei player, Su Wei-hsieh, and her Czech colleague, Barbura Strykova, retained their title last year in the doubles competition at the Dubai Women's Duty Free Tennis Championship, after they succeeded in resolving the tying break for their advantage «1-5» , Who led them to a win over the duo of Czech Barbara Krijkova and Chinese Sisasi Zheng, in the match that ended in the first two games with a tie result.
Hsieh and Strykova shared the first place prize, which amounted to 102 thousand and 210 dollars, while the two players, Craigkova and Sesay, shared the second place prize, which amounted to 56 thousand and 640 dollars.
Al-Jaziri: I expected to meet Novak
The Tunisian star Malek Al-Jaziri revealed that he expected to collide with the world number one, and Al-Jaziri said in a press statement: “I used to face the adults in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, especially since once the name of Novak Djokovic was announced and he was placed in the draw network field, I expected that the name that will follow in Box No. 2 will be my name, because the surprise came by putting my lot against the Serbs in the 2020 version, so the same story will be repeated for the fifth time, as you put the lot in the 2018 version against the Bulgarian Dimitrov, and in the 2017 version against the British Andy Murray, and in 2016 another meeting with Djokovic, before starting the 2014 edition, met the Swiss And J. Federer ».
He added: "I am not worried about playing again with Djokovic, but it is a very difficult match, because he is in his best condition and has very high confidence after he won the Australian Open title a few days ago, and he offers the highest levels in the current period."
Al-Jaziri collides with Djokovic at the opening of "Dubai Men's Tennis"
The draw for the "Dubai Tennis" championship for professional players was difficult for the Tunisian Malik Al-Jaziri, ranked ranked 259 in the world, after she placed it for the fifth time in his last six posts in the face of the world number one, as Al-Jaziri begins his career in the 28th edition of the championship, which starts tomorrow on the stadiums of "Dubai Market" Alhurra »in Al Garhoud in Dubai, with a total prize pool of $ 2.9 million, against the world number one Serbian Novak Djokovic.
And previously, "Dubai Tennis" lottery had wronged Al-Jaziri when it placed it in the 2018 version by facing the first seed in the Bulgarian championship, Gregor Dimitrov, and in the 2017 edition by facing the world number one Andy Murray, and it came as a complement to his confrontation against the first world in the 2016 Serbian Novak Djokovic, Before that, he faced Roger Federer, the first world scientist, at the opening of the 2014 edition.
This came during the lottery ceremony held yesterday in the Majlis hall in the main stadium of the “Dubai Duty Free” stadiums, and was attended by the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Duty Free, the owner and organizer of the event, Colm McLaughlin, and the first vice president for institutional communication in the Dubai Duty Free And director of Dubai tennis tournaments Salah Thilak, Secretary-General of the Tennis Federation Nasser Yusuf, and representative of the ATP Jerry Armstrong, in addition to four of the game stars participating in the tournament, ranked 14th in the Russian world Andrei Rublev, and his countryman Karen Khashnov, ranked 17th in the world, and the British Daniel Evans the Class 31 on the world, Tunisian Malek Jaziri seeded 259 globally.
The draw placed the second representative of the Egyptian Arabs, Mohamed Safwat, ranked 132 globally, and next month from his first victory globally in the series of World Tennis Challenge tournaments, in the face of German Philip Kulchreber, ranked 81 globally, in light of the German effort to restore his level and return to the list of top classifieds that he had occupied in the years Past, that is from the Dubai Championship portal.
Djokovic, who previously won the Dubai Championship in the years 2009-2010 2011-2013, is presenting the list of candidates to compete in the 2020 edition title, especially since Djokovic's career in the event of crossing the obstacle of Al-Jaziri in the first round is a candidate to clash with the winner from the meeting between Egyptian Mohamed Safwat and German Kulchreiber.