How To Watch 2024 Dubai Championships Featuring Swiatek, Sabalenka, Gauff & more

How To Watch 2024 Dubai Championships Featuring Swiatek, Sabalenka, Gauff & more

by Nurein Ahmed

The WTA Middle Eastern swing winds up with the Dubai Championships scheduled to begin on February 18th with select first-round matches.

The 64-player field will battle to lay their hands on the second WTA 1000 on offer. Prize money and points also add a layer of incentive for those looking to ascend the WTA rankings, as tournaments of this category can define a player's season.

The draw has already been released for this tournament, with the top eight seeds getting a bye in the first round. The headline act is expected to be Aryna Sabalenka, who marks her return to competition since winning the Australian Open.

When Does The 2024 Dubai Championships Start?

The 2024 Dubai Championships take place in the United Arab Emirates and will run from Sunday, February 18th, till Saturday, February 24th. The matches will be played on outdoor hard courts at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre.

Who Is Playing The 2024 Dubai Championships?

The 64-player is almost at full strength, considering that this is a WTA 1000 tournament. Some players who have withdrawn from this tournament include Jessica Pegula, Karolina Muchova, and defending champion Barbora Krejcikova due to confirmed injuries.

But last year's finalist, Iga Swiatek, will look to complete a clean of WTA 1000 trophies in the Middle East after winning in Doha. She has World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka to watch out as the Belarusian returns after her extended break. Elena Rybakina and Coco Gauff are also expected to be contenders.

What Is The Prize Money For The 2024 Dubai Championships?

Players will compete for a share of $3,211,715 in prize money, which is higher than last year's purse by some margin. The champion will make at least half a million (precisely $523,485) and will also receive 1000 ranking points. Details of the full breakdown have been released by the tournament.

Where To Watch The 2024 Dubai Championships?

Live television broadcasts for the 2024 Dubai Championships in major countries/continents are indicated below:

Africa: Supersport TV

Australia: BeIN Sports Australia

Canada: TSN Network

MENA Region: Dubai Sports Network

UK: Sky Sports Tennis

USA: Tennis Channel Plus

International audience: WTA TV (available on live streaming)


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