Halep, Svitolina stand in front of an early final chance at the Dubai Open

Former 2015 champion, Simona Halep won 12 points at the end of the match to overtake Lesia Tsurenko after 2 set 6-3, 7-5 to win a ticket to the Dubai Open quarterfinals this year.


In this match, the No. 3 seeders were not as good as usual, while Tsurenko played quite well in the net situations. That made Simona Halep many times to face the risk of breaking the ball. Do not save any chance in all 4 break-points, Halep only by making good use of mistakes of Ukrainian opponents to score decisive points.

In the whole game that lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes, the winner points of the two players are equal (Halep scored 13 points, the opponent has 12 points), while the number of mistakes is quite different (Tsurenko are 28 mistakes, much higher than the 17 similar errors of the opponent).

Petra Kvitova

The opponent in the upcoming quarter-final match of the former champion of 2015 will be Belinda Bencic, the Swiss 9X angel who suddenly beat No. 5 seed Aryna Sabalenka 6-4, 2-6, 7 -6 (7), after excellently saving up to 6 match-point faces.

Elsewhere, another non-ranked player, Hsieh Su-wei, was also shocked by taking down former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber, after an impressive 5-7 drawback. 6-4, 6-0.

In the upcoming quarterfinals, Hsieh Su-wei will encounter a former world No. 1 player, Karolina Pliskova – the fourth seed of the Czechs who saved two sets of points in set 2 before overturning. dangerous situation to overcome Alison Riske with the score 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).

Belinda Bencic

Meanwhile, Elina Svitolina holding the defending champion of the tournament marked the fourth consecutive season in the Dubai Open quarter-finals, with an easy win of 6-1, 6-2 after just 62 minutes before Garbine Muguruza.

Svitolina No. 6 seed will meet Carla Suarez Navarro, after the Spaniard overtook Kristina Mladenovic (the French player who beat Naomi Osaka in the first round) after 2 sets with the same score 7-5. If she win against her opponents, Elina Svitolina and Simona Halep will create the early finals of the tournament in the semi-finals.

Simona Halep

The final quarterfinals will take place between Viktoria Kuzmova and Petra Kvitova – the second Czech seed to mark the first time to return to the Dubai Open quarter-finals since 2013 (the season where Kvitova is crowned champion).