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Dubai risks losing WTA tourney

Updated: February 16, 2009, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Dubai's lucrative tournament risks being struck from the women's tennis calendar after the United Arab Emirates refused a visa to Israeli player Shahar Peer.

WTA Tour chairman Larry Scott said Monday that barring Peer threatens the principle that sports and politics should not mix.

Speaking by telephone to The Associated Press, he said the WTA will consider what "types of sanctions are going to be deemed to be appropriate in light of what has happened, including whether or ...

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