Welcome to Dubai, United Arab Emirates! This is the first Premier 5 event of the season on tour and it features many rather new but talented teams. Headlining the draw are Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik who made the final here last year actually. There has been a team shuffle up in the draw, as Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez plays with Liezel Huber and Nuria Llagostera Vives teams with Anastasia Rodionova. Another strong team in action is Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy, who are undefeated so far this year, having won Hobart, the Australian Open, and reached the Paris semifinals, which they are currently contesting. With those teams in action and many more, there is much excitement on tap this week. Vote now as the tournament begins!
Kveta Peschke CZE/Katarina Srebotnik SLO lost to Iveta Benesova CZE/Flavia Pennetta ITA | 4-6 5-7
Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA/Meghann Shaughnessy USA  vs Jarmila Groth AUS/Klara Zakopalova CZE