The event begins with the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the WTA event which runs from 17th to 22nd February featuring reigning Grand Slam champions Ashleigh Barty (also world number 1), Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu - one of the best fields to be seen outside of a Grand Slam with 13 of the top 20 women.
With Ashleigh Barty winning Roland Garros, Simona Halep triumphant at Wimbledon, Bianca Andreescu claiming the US Open title and Sofia Kenin lifting the Australian Open trophy, all four reigning Grand Slam holders will be competing at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. 2020 Australian open winner Sofia Kenin will also be competing in Dubai.
The event continues between 24th and 29th February with the ATP tournament which stars reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, eight-time Dubai champion Roger Federer and 2019 ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Tennis Village will be buzzing all fortnight with entertainment, music, activities for the kids and big screens showing the action live.
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