Ons Jabeur and Emma Raducanu confirmed for Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2022

Fresh off winning the Wimbledon & US Open finals, the two heavyweights are here to win.

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship is celebrating its 14th edition this year. The three-day event takes place from 16-18 December at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi.

This time around, World No. 2 Ons Jabeur and British No. 1 Raducanu have been confirmed to face off each other on the court on Day 1 of the Championship.

The former is renowned for being the first Arab to reach a Grand Slam final. Presently, she’s returning to the UAE to defend her Mubadala World Tennis Championship crown.

The 28-year-old faced Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic in the headline women’s match and came from a set down to claim a memorable 4-6, 6-3, (10-8) victory, to the delight of a raucous crowd inside the International Tennis Centre.

Facing her off is a woman of just as much if not more skill, and Raducanu’s exemplary performance at the US Open is proof. She became the first British female to win a Grand Slam singles title since 1977.

She was the first player to win the US Open women’s singles title without dropping a set since Serena Williams in 2014.

As well as two of the best players in the women’s game, fans will also witness a field comprising six of the world’s top male players. The region’s leading tennis experience will also bring its traditional mix of festive fun, interactive activities, and athlete meet and greets.

Tickets start from AED 95 for adults and AED 45 for children on Day One of the Championship, which will be headlined by the females after two male matches take place.

Alongside the on-court action, the Friday of the Championship is also Kids’ Day, with lots of additional games and prizes for the perfect family day out.

And if you’re worried about missing the FIFA World Cup 2022 Final, they’ve got you covered with the Day 3 matches scheduled to take place earlier than usual!

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