In other first-round matches, CiCi Bellis
overpowered qualifier Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0, 6-3.
The top four seeds - defending champion Elina Svitolina, Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, third seed Karolina Pliskova and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko - along with Naomi Osaka, Johanna Konta, CiCi Bellis
and Elena Vesnina, were among the guests that mingled with Dubai Duty Free dignitaries and tournament sponsors.
In the WTA Dubai Tennis Championships (BT Sport 1, 10am), Australian Open semifinalist Elise Mertens looks overpriced against young American Cici Bellis
lacked the belief last year that she belonged at the highest level, despite recording some memorable wins against senior players
American CiCi Bellis
advanced past Belgium's Australian Open semi-finalist Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-3 while Wang Qiang of China beat Kiki Bertens 6-3, 6-0 in 55 minutes.
American writer Updike (1932-2009) always avoided making connections between his work and his life, so would-be biographer De Bellis
says he had to find other sources.
Waddesdon estate gardener Len Bellis
described how he found the "burning wreckage" minutes later.
Yobs broke in to Bellis
Brothers Farm Shop and Garden Centre (above) in Holt, near Wrexham, on Monday night, with some items stolen.
Meanwhile, the 18-year-old American Catherine Carton Bellis
defeated Czech Petra Kvitova 6-2 6-0.
Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis
sided with Remington Arms, the North Carolina-based maker of the rifle known as the Bushmaster that 20-year-old Adam Lanza used in his rampage at Sandy Hook.
Angelique Kerber, enjoying a breakout season that has her challenging for world number one, crushed 17-year-old American qualifier CiCi Bellis
6-1 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the U.
The resulting photo featuring the grinning animal won a photography competition which netted the Bellis
family a PS2,000 holiday.