Sports picture of the day: Venus Williams in Dubai

February 18, 2009

TENNIS-WOMEN/DUBAI

The WTA tournament in Dubai has been a big talking point this week, after Israeli player Shahar Peer was denied a visa by the UAE and was forced to pull out (click here for Pritha Sarkar’s blog on the issue) and┬áSports Pictures Editor Greg Bos has chosen a frame from the tournament as his picture of the day. Over to Greg:

Pressure will be on ATP if Ram visa is denied

February 18, 2009

peerIf Israel’s Shahar Peer had been competing in the 1970s, it is likely that her fellow players
would have rallied around her and boycotted this week’s Dubai Championships after she was denied a visa to enter the UAE.