DecoTurf® announced it is the official surface of the Dubai Duty Free Championship. The tournament, held at the Dubai Tennis Stadium through March 3rd, is part of the ATP World Tour 500 and WTA.
Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark advanced to the semifinals on Thursday, defeating Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 6-3, 7-5. Her strategy was to use the speed of the DecoTurf II courts to her advantage.
“Here it’s a bit faster and the balls go through the air faster and well. In Doha it was a little bit heavy for some reason and the court was a bit slower.”
Though Wozniacki had not played as many matches on the DecoTurf courts as her opponent prior to their game, she quickly became comfortable with the consistent speed of play.
Wozniacki will play the winner of the match between Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Julia Goerges of Germany on Friday.
DecoTurf tennis surfaces have been classified by the International Tennis Federation’s Court Pace Rating system in categories III, IV & V. The DecoColor surface recently installed at the site of the 2012 London Paralympic Games is the only ITF two star recognized tennis surface in the world. The Bourbon Beans Dome DecoTurf surface was installed by Sports Surface Company LTD of Toyko, a full-service tennis court construction firm that builds and services courts throughout Japan.
DecoTurf’s multi-layer tennis surfaces have been selected for use at the world’s most prestigious events including the US Open since 1978, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches, and at many of the finest facilities around the world. It is simply unmatched in providing a full depth resilient surface with precise speed control. The surface offers unique play characteristics, providing maximum player comfort, custom-tailored speed of play, and exceptional durability. DecoTurf has authorized applicators around the globe that are trained to install the surface that is known for its, true ball bounce, low maintenance, vibrant long lasting colors, and overall customer value. For more information about DecoTurf visit www.decoturf.com or call 1-800-DECO-1st (332-6178) /978-623-9980.