Former world no. 1 Monica Seles was in the United Arab Emirates earlier this week and the nine-time grand slam champion and Hall of Famer was very impressed with the state-of-the-art facilities for tennis in the region.
Speaking at the Inspire Sports Management’s annual Inspirational Women event on Saturday, Seles commented –
“I have been around a lot of facilities [all over the world], and here they are state-of-the-art. Now, it is up to the will power [of the Emirati people] to go out there and play tennis socially, or use the gym. It has been an amazing trip from day one. I was a little bit nervous the first time I had to interact with Emirati ladies before the tennis clinic because I did not know their level. I was absolutely blown away by the level they played at.”
The UAE have spent millions of dollars to get the best facilities in the region and also bring top-tier ATP and WTA events in the region.