Dubai Open: Sania to face Martina

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:38 IST

Martina Hingis will play Sania Mirza in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championship that begins on Monday.

Dubai:

Martina Hingis will play Sania Mirza in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championship that begins on Monday. Australian Open winner Amelie Mauresmo, defending champion Lindsay Davenport, Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin-Hardenne have received first-round byes in the 32-player tournament. Hingis, who won the inaugural Dubai Tennis Championship title in 2001, returned to tennis in January. The 38th-ranked Mirza rose to prominence when she beat then US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the opening round of last year's event as a wild card. Meanwhile, Venus and Serena Williams have pulled out of the tournament with injuries. (AP)

Topics : Tennis Martina Hingis Venus Williams
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