jueves, 23 de febrero de 2017

Angelique Kerber advances to semifinals in dubai 2017. Dubai duty free tennis championship

DUBAI, UAE
Angelique kerber  just over an hour to move into her first semifinal of 2017 at the dubai duty free tennis championship  after defeating ana konjuh  in straight sets.

The World No.2 employed her solid brand of tennis against the big hitting 19-year-old, staying calm against Konjuh's barrage of winners to advance 6-3, 6-2.

"I'm really happy about the match today," Kerber told press after the victory. "I mean, it was a tough one, because Ana is a tough opponent. She's going for it. You have to play until the last point so it's nice to get through in two sets."

Elina Svitolina into semifinals of the dubai duty free tennis championship

DUBAI, UAE
Elina Svitolina  is through to the semifinals of the dubai duty free tennis championship  - and knocking on the door of the WTA Top 10.

thinks it reflects the work she has put in over recent months, which has improved her approach and her consistency.

"I'm 11 in the world, so it's not just from nothing," she smiled after beating Lauren Davis  6-0, 6-4. "And I'm not the first year on tour. When the young players are coming up, they have nothing to defend...and then next level, next year when they need to defend, it's, like, much tougher.


Caroline wozniacki advances to semis in dubai 2017. Dubai duty free tennis championship

DUBAI, UAE 
Caroline wozniacki   put an end to CiCi bellis' dream run at the quarterfinals of the dubai duty free tennis championship, notching commanding 6-3, 6-2 win over the 17-year-old American.

Bellis announced herself to the Dubai draw in a big way with her stunning upset over World agnieszka radwanska in the last round to reach her first Premier 5 quarterfinals, but she had no answers against her childhood idol Wozniacki  

"I have been there myself, so I know what it's like," Wozniacki said of her young opponent. "I just try to put myself in her shoes.

"For me, it was just very important to stay strong and not show any negative emotions but just stay positive all the time, show that I have the presence on court and really make her play those extra balls and points.

miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2017

Wozniacki advances to quarter final in dubai 2017. Dubai duty free tennis championship

Caroline Wozniacki vs Kateryna Bondarenko 3 - 6  6 - 2 6 - 3

Lauren Davis into quarter finals of the dubai duty free tennis championship 2017

DUBAI, UAE
Lauren Davis secured a quarterfinal spot in her debut appearance at the dubai duty free tennis championship 2017, staging an impressive comeback to beat Ekaterima Makarova  4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

"I love playing here - it's my first time here in an amazing city...just the atmosphere here is so great," the delighted American said in her on-court interview.

"I'm really happy with my persistence, resilience and how I handled myself despite losing a few games in a row."


Elina Svitolina into quarter final of the dubai duty free tennis championship 2017

DUBAI, UAE
Elina Svitolina it through to her third quarterfinal of 2017 so far after a titanic tussle with Christina McHale .

The Ukrainian triumphed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to set up a clash in the next round of the dubai duty free tennis championship  with Lauren Davis

"It was really tough today - I was in and out today mentally, I was a little bit losing my focus in the first set," she said in her on-court interview after the match.

"In the end I was just trying to fight for every ball, and I think that's why I won."


Angelique Kerber in quarter final of the dubai duty free tennis championship 2017

DUBAI, UAE
 angelique kerber  came out on top of a much-anticipated Olympic rematch against Monica Puig, dispatching the Puerto Rican star, 6-2, 6-3 to reach her first quarterfinal at the dubai duty free tennis championship.


"It's tough to play against Monica," she said during her on-court interview. "I know we we played a very good match in Rio and she deserved to win in the end; she played an unbelievable match. Today I was really happy with my performance; I was trying to stay focused and play my game. I'm happy to be in the next round here!"


martes, 21 de febrero de 2017

Agnieszka radwanska advances to third round of the dubai duty free tennis championship 2017

DUBAI, UAE
Agnieszka radwanska  overcame the challenge of Belgian qualifier Elise Mertens  in straight sets to make the third round of the dubai duty free tennis championship

"It's always challenging to play someone for the first time and I didn't know exactly what to expect," said the No.4 seed. "It was a slow start from my side but I'm just happy to win my first match here in two sets. The first match is always tough. These are tough conditions and a little windy so the ball is flying everywhere but hopefully, match by match, it will be better."


Caroline wozniacki advances to third round of the dubai duty free tennis championship 2017

DUBAI, UAE
Caroline wozniacki  has won six of her last seven matches in the Middle East, dispatching Swiss youngster Viktorija golubic, 6-4, 6-2, to reach the third round of the dubai duty free tennis championship.


Fresh off her Monday night win over Daria kasatkina, Wozniacki began even more emphatically against the reigning Gstaad champion, racing out to a 5-2 lead to start the match. Though the Dane was broken serving for the opening set, she broke to love to reclaim the momentum.


Angelique Kerber win's over mona barthel in dubai 2017

Playing in Dubai for the first time in two years, the German downed her countrywoman mona barthel in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 and now sits just four wins away from returning to the WTA World No.1 ranking.

Kristina Mladenovic win's over karolina pliskova in dubai 2017

DUBAI, UAE
Kristina Mladenovic  backed up her St. Petersburg title in a big way on Tuesday evening, shocking qatar total open Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-4, to reach the round of 16 at the dubai 2017.

"It definitely feels great having a first title under my belt," she said during her on-court interview. "It gave me lots of confidence and kind of a release because it made me feel like the work is paying off."