Dubai Tennis Championships 2010

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The Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships is a professional tennis tournament owned and organized by Dubai Duty Free and held annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on outdoor hardcourts. The tournament organizes both a men's and women's event. The tournament takes place under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

For five years Swiss Roger Federer, on the men's side, and Belgian Justine Henin, on the women's side, dominated the singles' tournaments. Between 2003 and 2007, Federer and Henin each won the singles title four times. However, in 2008, neither player managed to reach the finals; Andy Roddick and Elena Dementieva became the new champions. Currently, the reigning champions are Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams.

The 2010 Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships is a 500 Series event on the 2010 ATP World Tour and a Premier 5 event on the 2010 WTA Tour. Both of the events is taking place at The Aviation Club Tennis Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The women's tournament took place from February 14 to February 20, 2009, while the men's tournament will take from February 22 to February 27, 2009.

Men's Singles - First Round

[4] N Davydenko (RUS) d F Serra (FRA) 67(5) 64 61

[5] [WC] J Tsonga (FRA) d M Llodra (FRA) 76(9) ret. (left hamstring)

[6] M Cilic (CRO) d A Clement (FRA) 62 64

L Lacko (SVK) vs [7] M Youzhny (RUS)

J Tipsarevic (SRB) d A Seppi (ITA) 76(4) 75

M Berrer (GER) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 64 76(3)

T Robredo (ESP) d J Benneteau (FRA) 62 61

[Q] S Devvarman (IND) d M Chiudinelli (SUI) 64 75

[Q] B Phau (GER) d [WC] M Ghareeb (KUW) 30 ret. (back)

Somdev stuns 52nd-ranked Chiudinelli, meets Baghdatis next in Dubai

DUBAI: India's No. 1 Somdev Devvarman pulled off a stunning 6-4, 7-5 victory over a top-100 player Swiss Marco Chiudinelli and moved into the second round of the $1,619,500 Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday.


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