Serena’s superstar sister act booked at Mubadala
Plays Venus in capital
Multiple Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has been added to the star-studded line-up for this year’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), which will take place from December 27-29.
The tennis superstar will be joining her sister, Venus Williams, in the women’s side of the 11th edition – with lucky fans having the chance to see the siblings battle it out at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in addition to all the entertainment in store for the family on Day One of the Championship.
What’s more, in order to get more young fans to watch the Williams sisters in action, organisers are encouraging families can take advantage of the special offer whereby children can enter for free on purchase of an adult ticket on day one of the MWTC.
Commenting on her second appearance in Abu Dhabi, Serena said: “I loved playing in Abu Dhabi last year. I am excited to return to such a beautiful city and to see my fans. This time, I’ll be playing against my sister, so the match will be even more special.”
Serena, 37, considered by many as one of the greatest tennis players of all-time, will be aiming to equal the record for the most Grand Slam wins (24) at the Australian Open in January 2019 – and MWTC will serve as a fantastic chance to sharpen her tennis skills ahead of this important tournament.
Serena made her return to competitive action at MWTC last year, after nearly a year away from the game following the birth of her daughter – and since then, has gone on to have a strong season reaching the finals at both Wimbledon and the US Open.
At this year’s MWTC, Serena will play her older sister, Venus and fans in Abu Dhabi can look forward to an exciting duel between the duo. The younger Williams enjoys an 18-12 career head-to-head record and met her sister in the round of 32 at this year’s US Open where she went on to win in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
This year’s line-up is shaping up to be the most exciting as it features six top male players as well as the inspirational Williams’ sisters.
The men’s side will feature world number one and 14-time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic, world number two and 17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, alongside last year’s defending MWTC champion, Kevin Anderson, French Open finalist, Dominic Thiem, Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung and recent Paris Masters Champion, Karen Khachanov.
Tickets are priced from Dh100 and can be purchased from www. ticketmaster.ae or by calling 800 86 823 from within the UAE or +971 4 366 2289 from outside the country and all Virgin Megastores. Fans looking to attend all three days of the Championship can avail of a special 20-per-cent discount on ticket prices, while families can take advantage of the special offer whereby children can enter for free on purchase of an adult ticket on day one of the Championship.
For more information, visit www. mubadalawtc.com.
“I am excited to return to such a beautiful city” – Serena Williams
Mubadala’s big hitters: Serena Williams is set to feature in this month’s tournament in the capital.