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Tennis Channel cancels Dubai coverage

Updated: February 17, 2009, 4:20 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Organizers of a women's tennis tournament said Tuesday that security fears were behind the decision to bar an Israeli player -- a move that could force another showdown when the men's play begins next week.

The snub brought swift denunciations from the Women's Tennis Association and warnings that it could consider scratching the Barclays Dubai tournament from its calendar.

The Tennis Channel announced it would not televise the tournament this ...

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