Angelique Kerber will probably be wanting that history will not repeat by itself at the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships later on this week, after she accessed the semi-finals in both equally 2017 and 2018 just before running up against final winner Elina Svitolina.
Kerber is greatly looking forward on her 8th trip to Dubai, but it will probably be a troublesome event trying to fight virtually all the top ranked tennis players present inside the official draw.
The US based player has experienced a meteoric rise to the big time after jumping from 72 in the world to number one during the past 12 months and she is going to be taking part in Dubai after her remarkable accomplishment in the Melbourne Grand Slam.
ITG tennis made a breakdown of the prize money from all of the Premier 5 competitions, and Dubai shows up on the top in 2019.
Another extremely expected come back in Dubai is the one of Petra Kvitova. Right after Australian Open, Petra set out to St. Petersburg where she lost to Donna Vekic in the quarter-final and she is going to consider some well-deserved break before coming back to action in Dubai, fighting against the outstanding group of players and seeking the title 6 years after earning the 1st.
Petra Kvitova will be a audience beloved once she bids to get a second title at the WTA Dubai Ladies Open, which in turn starts on February 17..
With Naomi Osaka still getting back from an injury and Kvitova not in best form, there could be several big upsets on the way this year in Dubai.