NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tour sets conditions and fines Dubai
The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour has fined the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships $300,000 for its refusal to allow Shahar Peer into the country to play in the tournament. The tour has also made plans to provide Peer with ranking points and payment, and to compensate her doubles partner, Anna-Lena Groenefeld. There are several new caviats involved in the tour's agreement with Dubai, which you can read about here.