The action in Abu Dhabi is getting down to the wire and Sunday's play reflected that. The world's top WTA competitors fought for their quarterfinal spots at the inaugural event. Although some ended their journey in the Middle East, they walked away with some fantastic match play ahead of the Australian Open.
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Tennis in the Middle East
There was not a cloud in the sky as the sun set behind center court just before Abu Dhabi's night session kicked off. It's still a somber sight to see no fans in the stands, but tennis is back, and the players are happy to be on the court competing again.