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.