Peer's denial puts Dubai's future at risk

Updated: February 15, 2009, 2:43 PM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The top official in women's tennis reprimanded the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for blocking an Israeli player from a premier Dubai tournament, calling the decision to deny her a visa "regrettable."

But the absence of Shahar Peer could extend beyond the matches under way. The WTA Tour is planning to review its future in Dubai, and the UAE -- which does not have diplomatic relations with Israel -- could face a possible blow to its ambitions of becoming an ...

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