Dubai Duty Free Championships: Elina Svitolina to face Daria. Elina Svitolina is again in the final of the WTA tournament in Dubai. The tennis player from Ukraine, first placed on the hard court in the emirate, defeated the German Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals in two sets: 6-3 6-3. Svitolina wrote the Dubai tournament last year in her name.
The number four in the world is a big surprise in the final battle: Daria Kasatkina. The unmarked Russin, 24th in the world rankings, made a stunt by knocking Garbiñe Muguruza.
The Spanish number three in the world placed second, won the first set 6-3. Kasatkina then pulled the game towards him: 7-6 (11) 6-1. The twenty-year-old Russian, who took her first WTA title last year in Charleston, benefited gratefully from Muguruza’s bad service.
Svitolina has ten titles in her pocket. The 23-year-old Ukrainian triumphed in Brisbane early this year.