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PYW Dubai - Third Round | Vote Now!

PYW Dubai

Welcome to Dubai, United Arab Emirates! This week will be a busy one with three WTA events running. Two tournaments run on hardcourts in Memphis and Dubai, plus another Latin-American tournament on clay in Bogota. With the new changes the field of Dubai now consists of a field of 56 players, including last year's finalists Elena Dementieva and Jelena Jankovic, as well as Hantuchova,Mauresmo and Sugiyama But who can take the title? . Vote now as the Barcelays Dubai Tennis Championships get started with the main draw competition!

Ranking Points: 
WTA Premier (56, $2.000.000):
W - 800
F - 550
SF - 350
QF - 200
R16 - 110
R32 - 60
R64 - 1
Qualifier - 30 *
Q2 - 20
Q1 - 1
* If a qualifier loses in the first round, no first round points are awarded on top of the qualifying points.
Previous Finals:
2005: Daniela Hantuchova SVK beat Na Li CHN | 6-0 1-6 6-1
2006: Martina Hingis SUI [WC] beat Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS | 6-3 6-2
2007: Martina Hingis SUI [4] beat Ai Sugiyama JPN | 3-6 6-3 7-5
2008: Elena Dementieva RUS [8] lost to Jelena Janković SRB [4] | 6-2 6-7 3-6

The Favourites:

First Section: Jie Zheng CHN [13]

Second Section: Venus Williams USA [6]

Third Section: Elena Vesnina RUS [Q]

Fourth Section: Daniela Hantuchova SVK

Third Round

Yung-Jan Chan TPE vs. Jie Zheng CHN [13]
Agnes Szavay HUN vs. Ana Ivanovic SRB [8]
Elena Dementieva RUS [4] vs. Alona Bondarenko UKR
Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER vs. Maria Kirilenko RUS

Elena Vesnina RUS [Q] vs. Dominika Cibulkova SVK [12]
Sania Mirza IND [WC] vs. Shuai Peng CHN
Vera Zvonareva RUS [5] vs. Ai Sugiyama JPN
Daniela Hantuchova SVK vs. Dinara Safina RUS [2]

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