Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships take place over two weeks with a WTA 1000 event in the first week, followed by an ATP 500 event in the second week.

The tournament is played on outdoor hardcourt at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre in Dubai and is a popular tournament in the ATP and WTA calendars.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

2023 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Location:Dubai, U.A.E.
Tour Level:ATP 500 and WTA 1000
Court Surface:Outdoor hardcourt
Defending Champion(s):Andrey Rublev (2022 Men’s Singles), Tim Pütz and Michael Venus (2022 Men’s Doubles) Jeļena Ostapenko (2022 Women’s Singles), Elise Mertens and Veronika Kudermetova (2022 Women’s Doubles)
Draw Size:32 Singles, 16 Doubles

Dates

The 2023 tournaments will be held over two weeks with the WTA Dubai event taking place from the 19th to the 25th of February 2023 and the ATP Dubai event taking place from the 27th of February to the 4th of March 2023.

The WTA competitions will be played in the same week as the tournaments in MarseilleMerida, Rio, Rome (GA), and Doha, while the ATP competitions will be played in the same weeks as the tournaments in Acapulco, Santiago, Monterrey, Waco, and Austin.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2023 tournaments in Dubai are not yet on sale. For more information on ticketing for 2023, check out the official tournament website.

Players

A provisional entry list for the men’s and women’s tournaments in Dubai has been released, with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek, and Ons Jabeur expected to play in 2023.

2023 ATP Dubai Entry List

  • Alex De Minaur
  • Alexander Zverev
  • Andrey Rublev
  • Daniil Medvedev
  • Hubert Hurkacz
  • Marin Cilic
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Rafael Nadal

2023 WTA Dubai Entry List

  • Amanda Anisimova
  • Anett Kontaveit
  • Aryna Sabalenka
  • Barbora Krejcikova
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • Belinda Bencic
  • Caroline Garcia
  • Coco Gauff
  • Danielle Collins
  • Daria Kasatkina
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • Elena Rybakina
  • Iga Swiatek
  • Irina-Camelia Begu
  • Jelena Ostapenko
  • Jessica Pegula
  • Kaia Kanepi
  • Karolina Muchova
  • Karolina Pliskova
  • Madison Keys
  • Maria Sakkari
  • Marketa Vondrousova
  • Martina Trevisan
  • Ons Jabeur
  • Paula Badosa
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Qinwen Zheng
  • Shuai Zhang
  • Veronika Kudermetova
  • Victoria Azarenka

Schedules

Below are the expected schedules for the 2023 WTA and ATP tournaments in Dubai, with the women’s singles final being played on the 25th of February 2023 and the men’s singles final being played on the 4th of March 2023.

2023 WTA Dubai Schedule

DateRound
Monday, 20 February 20231st Round
Tuesday, 21 February 20232nd Round
Wednesday, 22 February 20232nd Round
Thursday, 23 February 2023Quarterfinals
Friday, 24 February 2023Semifinals
Saturday, 25 February 2023Singles Final

2022 ATP Dubai Schedule

DateRound
Monday, 27 February 20221st Round
Tuesday, 28 February 20221st Round
Wednesday, 1 March 20232nd Round
Thursday, 2 March 2023Quarterfinals
Friday, 3 March 2023Semifinals
Saturday, 4 March 2023Singles Final

Draws

The 2023 draws will be made closer to the start of the tournament, so the below information is in relation to 2022.

WTA 1000 Draw

The Draw for Dubai WTA 1000 event has now been released and is available to view on the WTA Tennis website.

Aryna Sabalenka was the number 1 seed in the singles draw and was seeded to meet Barbora Krejcikova in the final.

Ena Shibahara and Shuai Zhang were number 1 seeds in the women’s doubles event while Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens were seeded number 2.

ATP 500 Draw

The Draw for Dubai ATP 500 event has now been released and is available to view on the ATP Tour website.

As expected, Novak Djokovic was the number 1 seed in the singles event and was seeded to meet Andrey Rublev in the final.

In the men’s doubles event, Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic were the number 1 seeds with Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury the number 2 seeds.

Prize Money

Information in relation to the prize fund for 2023 has not been released yet.

Prize money for the 2022/2021 ATP and WTA tournaments in Dubai is detailed below.

Men’s Singles

The winner of the Men’s Singles Event in 2022 received $523,740, with the runner-up receiving $282,300.

Prize money across the board saw a huge increase from the amounts awarded at the 2021 tournament in Dubai.

Performance20222021
Winner$523,740$149,490
Finalist$282,300$110,530
Semifinalist$149,870$78,710
Quarterfinalist$76,570$53,590
3rd RoundN/A$33,495
2nd Round$40,875$19,260
1st Round$21,800$13,300

Men’s Doubles

The winners of the Men’s Doubles Event in 2022 received $171,670, with the runner-ups receiving $91,560.

Again amounts paid out to players were much higher for the 2022 tournament when compared to 2021 levels.

Performance20222021
Winner$171,670$52,850
Finalist$91,560$39,780
Semifinalist$46,320$28,620
Quarterfinalist$23,160$18,840
Round 1$11,720$11,860

Women’s Singles

The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2022 received $104,180, with the runner up receiving $64,800.

Please note that in 2021, the WTA Dubai tournament was a WTA 1000 event and in 2022 the tournament was downgraded to a WTA 1000 event.

Therefore the prize money for the 2022 tournament is much lower than it was in 2021.

Performance20222021
Winner$104,180$221,500
Finalist$64,800$164,000
Semifinalist$37,500$87,000
Quarterfinalist$17,500$41,500
Round 3N/A$21,000
Round 2$9,000$13,300
Round 1$6,200$10,750

Women’s Doubles

The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2022 received $36,200, with the runner ups receiving $22,000.

Again the main reason for the drop in prize money from last year is that the tournament is no longer a WTA 1000 doubles event.

Performance20222021
Winner$36,200$67,000
Finalist$22,000$43,990
Semifinalist$12,500$27,500
Quarterfinalist$6,500$13,800
Round 2N/A$8,700
Round 1$3,900$6,500

ATP Dubai Past Winners and Runner Ups

Past champions of the WTA Dubai event include Venus Williams, Justine Henin, and Martina Hingis while past champions of the ATP Dubai event include Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, and Roger Federer.

Roger Federer currently holds the record for most titles in Dubai with eight singles titles to his name.

Men’s Singles

Andrey Rublev is the current champion in the Men’s Singles event following his victory over Jiri Veselý in the 2022 Men’s Singles final.

Below is a list of previous winners and runner ups in the Men’s Singles event going back to 2012. For a full list, check out the official ATP Tour website.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore in Final
2022Andrey RublevJiri Vesely6-3, 6-4
2021Aslan KaratsevLloyd Harris6–3, 6–2
2020Novak DjokovicStefanos Tsitsipas6–3, 6–4
2019Roger FedererStefanos Tsitsipas6–4, 6–4
2018Roberto Bautista AgutLucas Pouille6–3, 6–4
2017Andy MurrayFernando Verdasco6–3, 6–2
2016Stan WawrinkaMarcos Baghdatis6–4, 7–6
2015Roger FedererRoger Federer6–3, 7–5
2014Roger FedererTomáš Berdych3–6, 6–4, 6–3
2013Novak DjokovicTomáš Berdych7–5, 6–3
2012Roger FedererAndy Murray7–5, 6–4

Men’s Doubles

Tim Putz and Michael Venus are the current champions in the men’s doubles event in Dubai after beating Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in the 2022 Men’s doubles final.

This was the second year in a row that Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic lost in the final.

Below is a list of previous winners and runner ups of the Men’s Doubles event going back to 2012. For a full list, check the official ATP Tour website.

YearDoubles WinnersDoubles Runner UpsScore
2022Tim Putz and Michael VenusNikola Mektic and Mate Pavic6-3, 6-7, 16-14
2021Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert FarahNikola Mektic and Mate Pavic7-6, 7-6
2020John Peers and Michael VenusRaven Klaasen and Oliver Marach6–3, 6–2
2019Rajeev Ram and Joe SalisburyBen McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff7–6, 6–3
2018Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia TecăuJames Cerretani and Leander Paes6–2, 7–6
2017Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia TecăuRohan Bopanna and Marcin Matkowski4–6, 6–3, 10–3
2016Simone Bolelli and Andreas SeppiFeliciano López and Marc López6–2, 3–6, 14–12
2015Rohan Bopanna and Daniel NestorAisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Nenad Zimonjić6–4, 6–1
2014Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq QureshiDaniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić6–4, 6–3
2013Mahesh Bhupathi and Michaël LlodraRobert Lindstedt and Nenad Zimonjić7-6, 7-6
2012Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan BopannaMariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski6–4, 3–6, 10–5

Women’s Singles

Jeļena Ostapenko is the current champion in the women’s singles event in Dubai after beating Veronika Kudermetova in the 2022 women’s singles final 6-0, 6-4.

Below is a list of previous winners and runner ups of the women’s singles event from 2012 to 2022. For a full list, check out the official WTA Tour website.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore in Final
2022Jeļena OstapenkoVeronika Kudermetova6-0, 6-4
2021Garbiñe MuguruzaBarbora Krejčíková7-6, 6-3
2020Simona HalepElena Rybakina3–6, 6–3, 7–6
2019Belinda BencicPetra Kvitová6–3, 1–6, 6–2
2018Elina SvitolinaDaria Kasatkina6–4, 6–0
2017Elina SvitolinaCaroline Wozniacki6–4, 6–2
2016Sara ErraniBarbora Strýcová6–0, 6–2
2015Simona HalepKarolína Plíšková6–4, 7–6
2014Venus WilliamsAlizé Cornet6–3, 6–0
2013Petra KvitováSara Errani6–2, 1–6, 6–1
2012Agnieszka RadwańskaJulia Görges7–5, 6–4

Women’s Doubles

Elise Mertens and Veronika Kudermetova are the current champions in the women’s doubles event in Dubai after beating Jeļena Ostapenko and Lyudmyla Kichenok in the 2022 women’s doubles final.

Below is a list of previous winners and runner ups of the women’s doubles event going back to 2012. For a full list, check out the official WTA Tour website.

YearWinnersRunner UpsScore
2022Elise Mertens and Veronika KudermetovaJeļena Ostapenko and Lyudmyla Kichenok6-1, 6-3
2021Alexa Guarachi and Darija JurakXu Yifan and Yang Zhaoxuan6–0, 6–3
2020Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora StrýcováBarbora Krejčíková and Zheng Saisai7–5, 3–6, 10–5
2019Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora StrýcováLucie Hradecká and Ekaterina Makarova6–4, 6–4
2018Chan Hao-ching and Yang ZhaoxuanHsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai4–6, 6–2, 10–6
2017Ekaterina Makarova and Elena VesninaAndrea Hlaváčková and Peng Shuai6–2, 4–6, 10–7
2016Chuang Chia-jung and Darija JurakCaroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic6–4, 6–4
2015Tímea Babos and Kristina MladenovicGarbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez Navarro6–3, 6–2
2014Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia RodionovaRaquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears6–2, 5–7, 10–8
2013Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania MirzaNadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik6–4, 2–6, 10–7
2012Liezel Huber and Lisa RaymondSania Mirza and Elena Vesnina6–2, 6–1