Strong field for Dubai Championship

The 20-year old has risen to as high as five in the world and still sits firmly inside the top 10 after reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

A second wild card was given to Flavia Pennetta. The popular Italian has claimed an impressive 10 singles titles and reached a further 14 finals and had a great record in Dubai.

Last year, she beat world number three Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the quarter-finals. Three years before she upset world number nine Victoria Azarenka.

Australian Casey Dellacqua has also been given a wild card for the third time. 

Slovak Daniela Hantuchova got the fourth wild card. She has been ranked as high as five in the world in both singles and doubles. 

The final wild card has been awarded to Turkey's Cagla Buyukakcay, ranked 117. Most of her success has come on the ITF circuit.

Qualifying starts on Friday, while play in the main draw runs from February 15 to 21. The men's tournament then runs from February 23 to 28.

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