Angelique Kerber will probably be expecting that the story doesn’t repeat once more at the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships later this week, after she accessed the semi-finals in both equally 2017 and 2018 just before running up over ultimate champion Elina Svitolina.
Kerber is enormously anticipating to her eighth trip to Dubai, but it shall be a troublesome competition against nearly all the Top 10 players present in the official draw.
The US based tennis player has experienced a meteoric rise into the big time as a result of moving from 72 worldwide to numero uno during the past 12 months and she will be performing in Dubai immediately after her remarkable accomplishment at the Melbourne Grand Slam.
The winning prize money for the WTA Dubai certainly is the most significant reward money for a Premier 5 competition, according to ITG Tennis
An additional highly anticipated return in Dubai is the one of Petra Kvitova. Immediately after Australian Open, Petra set out to WTA St Petersburg where she lost to Donna Vekic in the quarter-final and she is going to take on some well-deserved break before returning to action in Dubai, contesting against the fantastic group of players and trying to get the trophy 6 years after obtaining victory in the first.
Considering that no 2 seed, Kvitova may possibly encounter Osaka in the final act if the two players win all their very own prior games, we may have a reprise of the Australian Open 2019 final in Dubai.
Petra Kvitova did not manage to protect her St Petersburg trophy in Russia, but this really is somehow not surprising as she was tired immediately after taking part in the final in Melbourne. However, Osaka is coming in after taking a rest caused by an injury.