Sinead El Sibai, Ana Ivanovic and Jasmin Micoyco
Sinead El Sibai, Breeda and Colm McLoughlin, Petra Kvitova, George and Carmel Horan
Ana Ivanovic sets Concourse D on fire
One of the most glamorous tennis players in the world, former world number one Ana Ivanovic enjoyed a sneak peek yesterday of Dubai Duty Free’s retail offering at Dubai International Airport’s Concourse D which is set to open next week. Dubai Duty Free will have an additional 7,000 square metres of retail space with top fashion brands such as Burberry, Tory Burch and Tiffany along with a number of existing brands such as Michael Kors, Longchamp, Coach, Armani Jeans, Lacoste, DKNY and Swarovski, among others. The Dubai Duty Free Ambassador was one of the first to experience the fantastic shopping facilities at the new Concourse D which is accessed by an elevated train from Terminal 1 and will increase the airport’s annual capacity from 75 million to 90 million passengers per year.
Ana Ivanovic began her quest for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title by beating Australia's Daria Gavrilova on Centre Court.
Dubai defending champion and world number three Simona Halep took some time out before the start of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to visit one of Dubai’s newest attractions, ‘Dubai Garden Glow’ located in Zabeel Park.
The tournament top seed strolled through the unique eco-friendly garden which at night features glowing trees, flowers and animals and a number installations created by artists from around the world.
Over 450 school children from across the UAE took to the courts today on the first day of play at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium to help kick start this year’s tournament.
The two hour long clinic was led by tennis coaches from the Clark Francis Tennis Academy and gave kids an opportunity to learn about the sport and interact with the players.
WTA players Barbora Strycova and the doubles pairing of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka were special guests at this year’s J.P. Morgan Kids’ Day and gave the children some tips on how to improve their tennis skills.