Angelique Kerber fails to overtake Serena Williams in world rankings

Angelique Kerber fails to overtake Serena Williams in world rankings

Angelique Kerber missed the opportunity to regain the world number one ranking with defeat by Elina Svitolina in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships. In wet conditions, Ukrainian Svitolina, 23, earned a third successive win over top seed Kerber 6-3 7-6 (7-3). The German world number two, 29, would have overtaken Serena Williams if she had taken the title in Dubai. “I’m not thinking about this. I know how it feels to be number one,”…

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Elina Svitolina beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Dubai Championships

Elina Svitolina beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Dubai Championships

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina beat Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to win the Dubai Championships and break into the world’s top 10 for the first time. The 22-year-old beat Danish 10th seed Wozniacki 6-4 6-2 to claim her sixth WTA title and her second of 2017. Svitolina beat top seed Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals. “I dreamed all my life to be in the top 10, so it’s an amazing feeling to enter the top 10…

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Roger Federer commits to Swiss Indoors in Basel until 2019

Roger Federer commits to Swiss Indoors in Basel until 2019

Roger Federer has signed a three-year deal to play at his hometown event in Basel until the age of 38. The 35-year-old, who missed the second half of last season with a knee injury, has committed to Swiss Indoors until 2019. Federer, who returned to action in January, won his first Grand Slam title since 2012 and his 18th in total with victory in the Australian Open. “Playing in Basel is always a highlight of…

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