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Stars return for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai is all set to welcome one of the best player line-ups ever when the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships returns. The Championships, which will take place from February 15-28, are one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the UAE sporting calendar, and one of the most popular tournaments on the international tennis circuit. The WTA entry list includes a stellar line-up featuring eight of the top ten players and seventeen of the top 20 players in the world. The line-up includes world no 1 Serena Williams, world number 3 Simona Halep and world number 4 Petra Kvitova. Other top players heading to Dubai are Agnieszka Radwanska, Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber, while 2014 Champion Venus Williams will also return to defend her title. The men’s entry list will be finalised in the coming week, but organizers are expecting reigning champion Roger Federer to be back to delight the crowds as he takes on Dubai’s defending champion Novak Djokovic, and last year’s finalist Thomas Berdych.