Elina Svitolina beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Dubai Championships

Feb 26, 2017, 00:32
Elina Svitolina beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Dubai Championships

Davis has been playing well so far this season and she already has a title to show for her efforts.

The match turned in the 10th game of the opening set.

The youngest American to defeat a top-10 opponent since Wimbledon 2009, when Melanie Oudin eliminated Jankovic.

Svitolina sounded extremely assured when she said that, without being arrogant, and that seemingly unshakeable confidence was on exhibit again against an opponent much more experienced than her on this stage. "So I will just trying to take the positive things from the match".

"The fact that I have just been staying in there and keep grinding, I'm kind of proud of that". "Now I feel like I can hang with the top players". Then the 29-year-old lost in the first round of Doha. Bellis surprised No. 27-ranked Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 7-5 in Dubai's first round, rallying from 5-1 down in the second set.

Wozniacki will play Latvian player Anastasija Sevastova, who beat China's Qiang Wang 6-4, 7-5.

Wozniacki, who won the Dubai title in 2011, defeated Catherine "Cici" Bellis 6-3, 6-2.

Bellis, however, has made swift progress.

Winning Saturday's final would take Germany's Kerber back to the top of the world rankings that she held after winning the US Open in September until Serena Williams wrested it back in claiming Australian Open glory last month. That put Bellis in an awkward position; she was still an amateur and considering a scholarship from Stanford University, but her US Open prize money amounted to almost $150,000. She has a losing record against both potential finalists: Kerber leads 8-5, while Svitolina leads 1-0. It was nice to get through in two sets.

These three wins will get her around No. 56 when the WTA rankings come out next Monday.

On several occasions in the first set, Svitolina kept returning every ball running from one end to the other and then she suddenly pulled the trigger leaving the Dane stranded in no man's land.

"I played some wonderful tennis this week".

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