Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

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

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 8 titles to his name.

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.

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Quick Facts on the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Tournament Name:Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Location:Dubai, U.A.E.
Tour Level:ATP 500 and WTA 500
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
Official Website:https://dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com/
Facebook Page:Official Facebook Page
Twitter:Official Twitter Account
Instagram:Official Instagram Account

When did the 2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships take place?

The 2022 tournaments were held over two weeks with the WTA Dubai event taking place from the 14th to the 19th of February 2022 and the ATP Dubai event taking place from the 21st to the 26th of February 2022.

How do you get tickets for the 2023 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships?

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

2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Players

2022 ATP Dubai Entry List

After the controversy surrounding his entry into the 2022 Australian Open, Novak Djokovic made his return to the ATP tour at the ATP 500 event in Dubai.

He was joined in the draw by other top ATP players including Andrey Rublev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and Denis Shapovalov.

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Andrey Rublev
  • Jannik Sinner
  • Hubert Hurkacz
  • Denis Shapovalov
  • Aslan Karatsev
  • Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili
  • Daniel Evans
  • Marin Cilic
  • Karen Khachanov
  • Lloyd Harris
  • Marton Fucsovics
  • Filip Krajinovic
  • Alexander Bublik
  • Alex de Minaur
  • David Goffin
  • Ilya Ivashka
  • Arthur Rinderknech
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

2022 WTA Dubai Entry List

The entry list for the 2022 WTA Dubai tournament included 9 out of the top 10 WTA players in the world including world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka and world number 3 Garbine Muguruza.

  • Aryna Sabalenka
  • Garbine Muguruza
  • Barbora Krejcikova
  • Karoline Pliskova
  • Paula Badosa
  • Anett Kontaveit
  • Maria Sakkari
  • Iga Swiatek
  • Ons Jabeur
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  • Elena Rybakina
  • Sofia Kenin
  • Simona Halep
  • Coco Gauff
  • Elina Svitolina
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Jessica Pegula
  • Belinda Bencic
  • Daria Kasatkina
  • Victoria Azarenka

2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Players Tournament Schedule

2022 WTA Dubai Schedule

DateRound
Monday, 14 February 20221st Round
Tuesday, 15 February 20221st Round
Wednesday, 16 February 2022 2nd Round
Thursday, 17 February 2022Quarterfinals
Friday, 18 February 2022Semifinals
Saturday, 19 February 2022Final

2022 ATP Dubai Schedule

DateRound
Monday, 21 February 20221st Round
Tuesday, 22 February 20221st Round
Wednesday, 23 February 2022 2nd Round
Thursday, 24 February 2022Quarterfinals
Friday, 25 February 2022Semifinals
Saturday, 26 February 2022Final

2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Draw

WTA 500 Draw

The Draw for Dubai WTA 500 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 is 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 number 1 seeds with Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury number 2 seeds.

2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Prize Money

Information on the prize money for the 2022 ATP and WTA tournaments in Dubai is detailed below.

Men’s Singles Prize Money in 2022

Performance2022 Prize Money2021 Prize Money
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

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

Prize money across the board has seen a huge increase from the prize money awarded at the 2021 tournament.

Men’s Doubles Prize Money in 2022

Performance2022 Prize Money2021 Prize Money
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

The winners of the Men’s Doubles Event in 2021 received $171,670 in prize money, with the runner-ups receiving $91,560.

Again prize money is much higher for the 2022 tournament when compared to 2021 levels.

Women’s Singles Prize Money in 2022

Performance2022 Prize Money2021 Prize Money
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

The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2022 received $104,180 in prize money, 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 is at the WTA 500 level.

Therefore the prize money for the 2022 tournament is much lower.

Women’s Doubles Prize Money in 2022

Performance2022 Prize Money2021 Prize Money
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

The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2022 received $36,200 in prize money, 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.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Past Winners

Men’s Singles

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

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

YearWinnerRunner UpScore in Final
2022Andrey RublevJiří Veselý6-3, 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 Pütz and Michael Venus are the defending champions in the men’s doubles event in Dubai after beating Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić in the 2022 Men’s doubles final. This was the second year in a row that Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić lost in the final.

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

YearDoubles WinnersDoubles Runner UpsScore in Final
2022Tim Pütz and Michael VenusNikola Mektić and Mate Pavić6-3, 6-7, 16-14
2021Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert FarahNikola Mektić and Mate Pavić7-6, 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 defending 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 of the women’s singles event from 2012 to 2022. For a full list of previous winners, check 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 defending 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 of the women’s doubles event going back to 2012. For a full list of winners, check the official WTA Tour website.

YearWinnersRunner UpsScore in Final
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