Photos: Petra Kvitova gets a taste of Dubai history

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova got a taste of Dubai history this weekend...

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Petra Kvitova is in action in Dubai this week Photo: Dubai Duty Free Championships

Petra Kvitova got a taste of Dubai history this weekend when she visited the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding in the Al Fahidi district ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Tournament this week.

Kvitova, the 2013 Dubai champion, met the managing director of the SMCCU Nasif Kayed, who shared some information about Emirati culture.

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Petra Kvitova is in action in Dubai this weekPhoto: Dubai Duty Free Championships

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Tournament second seed said: “Dubai is one of my favourite destinations for sure. I have won here, and have been here for vacation, so it’s always nice to come here.

“I feel well, I’ve had a good start to the year, I won a trophy already, so I will try to win another.”

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Petra Kvitova is in action in Dubai this weekPhoto: Dubai Duty Free Championships

Petra also enjoyed traditional Arabic coffee and dates: “I like the dates, they’re very sweet. The Arabic coffee is different, I’m glad I tried it.”

Action in the WTA Tournament begins on Sunday and features defending champion Venus Williams, Kvitova, French Open and WTA Finals runner-up Simona Halep, former Dubai winners Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki, Brisbane runner-up Ana Ivanovic, Australian Open semi-finalist Ekaterina Makarova and recent Sydney semi-finalist Angelique Kerber.

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