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WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships – Dubai, UAE

Date(s): 14th – 20th February 2022

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The WTA Tour sees the spring gulf swing get underway with the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in the UAE. Ashleigh Barty is currently way ahead of the chasing pack in terms of world ranking points and her win at the Australian Open last time out underlined her status as world number one. However, she isn’t in the field in Dubai – giving plenty of those on the periphery the chance to cash in.

WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Outright Betting

With some of the best players in the world in action, it promises to be a week of high-quality tennis in Dubai.

Here are some our tips for the title in the UAE this week:

Aryna Sabalenka – 4/1 – World number two Aryna Sabalenka is the highest ranked player in the draw, with Ashleigh Barty’s continued absence from big events due to Australian COVID restrictions. Sabalenka has been in fine form this term, despite bombing out of the Australian Open early and she could take some stopping this week.

Iga Swiatek – 4/1 – Young Polish superstar Iga Swiatek has kicked on since winning her maiden Grand Slam at the French Open in 2020 and she now sits comfortably in the world’s top 10. She reached the last 4 at the Australian Open last month and continually looks to be coming of age on the WTA Tour.

Barbora Krejcikova – 6/1 – 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova has enjoyed a superb season on the WTA Tour and her transition from doubles specialist to Grand Slam singles winner has been remarkable. The Czech superstar has been consistent over the past 12 months across all aspects of her game, and she is good value to pick up another big tournament win here.

Garbine Muguruza – 8/1 – Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza is supremely talented and has enjoyed her most consistent season for a while in 2021. The Spaniard will be one of the key names to beat in a packed out draw in Dubai this week and playing conditions should certainly suit her game.

Danielle Collins – 7/1 – Fresh off the back of her run to the Australian Open final, Danielle Collins should certainly be feeling in good nick as she arrives in Dubai. Her fiery nature makes her very difficult to play against and should the American get going here, she could find herself battling it out in yet another WTA Tour final.

Ons Jabeur – 9/1 – Tunisian Ons Jabeur is seeded 8th here at the Dubai Tennis Championships and she should relish the chance to get on court and demonstrate her A game. She won well over the dangerous Vera Zvonareva in round one and will be looking to kick on as the tournament progresses.

Simona Halep – 10/1 – Experienced Romanian Simona Halep has been slowly finding her feet again on the WTA Tour after a difficult few months and she is always a contender in any event she plays. She has notoriously always played good tennis in Dubai and if she finds her rhythm, she will take some stopping.

Elina Svitolina 12/1 – Ukrainian 10th seed Elina Svitolina has slipped out of the world’s top 5 in recent months but is still a very dangerous customer when it comes to playing hard court tennis. She has cruised into the last 16 and will be a fierce opponent for whoever she plays next.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships betXchange.com Best Bets:

Top Bet: Aryna Sabalenka – 4/1.

Outside Pick: Simona Halep – 10/1.