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Frustration ensues from divisive Dubai

Originally Published: February 27, 2009
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

There has been a veritable sandstorm of developments following the United Arab Emirates' decision to deny Israel's Shahar Peer a visa that would have enabled her to play in the $2 million Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships the week before last. The news has been a bit blinding at times, so let's review:

• The women's tournament went on. Venus Williams won the event, described Peer as "brave'' for wanting to play and defended the WTA's decision to continue the competition ...

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