Caroline Wozniacki goes sandboarding, Ana Ivanovic visits the Dubai Miracle Garden

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DUBAI// Tennis stars Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic took some time out from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to see what the emirate has to offer.

Ms Wozniacki, the world No 5, tried her hand at sandboarding, Ms Ivanovic, the Serbian world No 6, prepared for her tournament with a relaxing trip to the Dubai Miracle Garden.

The pair are in town along with a host of other tennis players for the annual tournament.

“It’s a very peaceful and beautiful location, with so many flowers. It’s a great way to relax,” Ms Ivanovic said of the Miracle Garden.

Usually seen in the confines of a tennis court, Ms Wozniacki’s sense of adventure took her to the outskirts of Dubai and the pristine sand dunes in the desert.

“I really enjoyed it, it was definitely fun and I nailed a couple of runs,” she said.

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships run until February 28.

* Nadeem Hanif

All photos courtesy Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships


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