“Dubai is the perfect place to start my comeback“, she told local media at the foot of the famous Burj al Arab Hotel.”I have been preparing indoor for about six months and being able to be here in the sun is therefore particularly pleasant. It’s a great way to start my week and I’m very excited to go back on a court and replay in competition. I know this is the twentieth anniversary of the tournament, which was the first to award equal prize money to men and women. It is therefore a very special place and an honor for me to return there at the same time as my debut, since I have never performed there.”
Kim Clijsters and Sofia Kenin, who have known each other since 2005, when the former world No.1 had introduced the backstage of the WTA tournament in Miami to the young American then six years old, also took the opportunity to evoke the triumph of the Floridienne at the Australian Open last month. The story, however, does not say if the Libmourgeoise asked her what advice about Garbine Muguruza, that ‘Sonya’ Kenin, as she likes to be called, beat the final in Melbourne 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.