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Scotland crush UAE to secure T20 World Cup ticket

ABU DHABI: The first day of this year’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship will be “Kid’s Day,” with organizers announcing on Wednesday that children under 12 can enter for free. Now in its 12th edition, and taking place Dec. 19-21, the Abu Dhabi tournament’s Tennis Village will also host autograph signing sessions and Q&A panels with the…

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Scotland crush UAE to secure T20 World Cup ticket

ABU DHABI: The first day of this year’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship will be “Kid’s Day,” with organizers announcing on Wednesday that children under 12 can enter for free.

Now in its 12th edition, and taking place Dec. 19-21, the Abu Dhabi tournament’s Tennis Village will also host autograph signing sessions and Q&A panels with the world’s best players, as well as a range of activities and competitions at Zayed Sports City in the UAE capital.

On the court, spectators are also guaranteed world-class tennis action across all three days, including on the first day, with the much-anticipated women’s exhibition match featuring 5-time Grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova against rising star Amanda Anisimova.

The Emirati capital is also making way for the best in the men’s game, with World No.2 Rafael Nadal and World No.4 Daniil Medvedev already confirmed in the six-player line-up for the men’s draw. 

To mark 50 days to go before the tournament starts, the championship organizers are offering an exclusive experience for one lucky ticketholder. From Wednesday, the next 50 spectators who purchase tickets will stand a chance of winning an all-inclusive Abu Dhabi ‘daycation’ for two at the Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the official hotel partner for the championship.

Tickets starting from AED100 ($27) for adults are available exclusively here or by calling 800 86 823 from within the UAE or +971 4 366 2289 from outside the country, and at all Virgin Megastores across the UAE. Three-day packages are also available with savings of 20%. 

For more information on Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2019 visit www.mubadalawtc.com

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Williams overcomes slow start to win

Serena Williams is a three-time champion at Roland Garros, having won the 2002, 2013 and 2015 titlesSerena Williams began her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title with a hard-fought win over fellow American Kristie Ahn in the French Open first round.Sixth seed Williams, who turned 39 on Saturday, overcame a rusty start to win…

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