Angelique Kerber got a bird’s eye view of the Dubai Marina on Monday, as she was joined by friends including WTA President Micky Lawler, for Dinner in the Sky.
The world number two was thrilled to experience arguably the world’s most unique dining concept, as Dinner in the Sky takes guests 50 metres up, suspended by a crane, to enjoy a meal.
The Dinner in the Sky concept was introduced 10 years ago in Belgium and Germany and since then, it’s popped up in more than 40 countries around the world.
Kerber begins her quest for her first Dubai Duty Free title on Centre Court at 7pm today, when she will play wild card Mona Barthel.
If Kerber is successful in adding her name to the honour roll of Dubai champions, she will also regain her number one ranking from Serena Williams, a ranking she first achieved in September 2106 and held for twenty weeks.
The WTA event also features 2017 Brisbane and Doha champion Karolina Pliskova, WTA Finals winner Dominika Cibulkova, French Open champion Garbine Muguruza and 2012 Dubai champion Agnieszka Radwanska, and continues until 25th February.
It is followed by the 25th staging of the ATP World Tour event from 27th February until 4th March.
The ATP event features Wimbledon, Olympic and ATP World Tour Finals champion and world number one Andy Murray, Australian Open champion and seven-time Dubai winner Roger Federer, defending Dubai champion Stan Wawrinka, two-time Dubai finalist Tomas Berdych and the entertaining Gael Monfils.
Tickets are still available from the Box Office at the Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud which opens from 9am to 9pm daily.
Tickets are also available online here.
For further information visit www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com.
After cruising through her first round match in straight sets against Daria Kasatkina, 6-2 7-5, the Dane discussed a new face in her coaching team.
The former World No1 is now working alongside Sascha Bajin on a temporary basis – a man who previously toured with Williams and Victoria Azarenka.
He is currently working with Wozniacki as a hitting partner and helping to scout opponents alongside the star’s dad and long-term coach Piotr.
And Bajin’s appointment was made after conferring with Williams – a close friend of Wozniacki’s.
“Serena said he’s a hard worker and she had nothing bad to say about him,” the 26-year-old told assembled media ahead of her next match against Viktorija Golubic on Tuesday.
In-form Karolina Pliskova is the latest star of the WTA Tour to try out our Arabic Test.
The 24-year-old, who triumphed at the Qatar Open last week, will be hoping to showcase similar form at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
But, first, she gave our language test a shot!
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