Defending champion and top seed Elina Svitolina recorded her fifth consecutive victory over Angelique Kerber, solidly beating the German 6-3 6-3 in the semifinals, and is now awaiting Daria Kasatkina in the battle for the title, as the Russian survived her opponent’s match points for the second time this week at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, overcoming Garbine Muguruza 3-6 7-6(11) 6-1 after fighting off three match points and saving nine out of 12 break points. Our photographer Jimmie48 was right there to provide us with a bunch of amazing pics. Enjoy!
MORE DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 PHOTOS:
- Thursday: Svitolina, Kerber, Kasatkina, Muguruza reach the semifinals
- Wednesday: Second-round action