So far, this week has been a spectacular display of tennis. In Dubai, some players didn't make it so far as they faced fierce and enthusiastic opposition. But some others, like Angelique Kerber or Elina Svitolina, were dominant on the tennis court. The Premier 5 event from Dubai has completed its semifinal draw. The first one will feature Caroline Wozniacki (15 WTA) vs. Anastasija Sevastova (35 WTA) but all the eyes will crave for the 2nd match-up having Angelique Kerber (2 WTA) and Elina Svitolina (13 WTA). The stakes are higher for this one. If Kerber wins in Dubai, from Monday she will steal the world no.

1 set from Serena Williams. If Svitolina goes all the way, she will break into the top 10 WTA for the first time.

Svitolina ousted Davis

The 22-years-old from Ukraine demolished Lauren Davis (46 WTA) in two straight sets 6-0, 6-4. Few things can barely be added regarding the opening act. It was all about Svitolina and her perfect tennis. The 2nd one went on a similar road, the only difference being that Davis did manage to put up some resistance. Even so, Svitolina, the 7th seed, dictated the pace, sealing the victory in a little over an hour. In 2017, the young Ukrainian is on the verge of having a massive breakthrough. She'll be a real threat for those inside the top 10 WTA.

Kerber made no mistakes against Konjug

Angelique Kerber who lost the WTA first seat after she failed to defend her title at the Australian Open seemed to regain her pace and confidence on the tennis court. But this time, another WTA rising star, Ana Konjuh (36 WTA) had no proper means to put up a real fight.

Kerber went wild and finished the last Dubai quarterfinal in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. Now, the German is 2 matches away from regaining the world no. 1 spot in women's singles.

Kerber and Svitolina played against each other 9 times, having Kerber in front 5-4 overall. But Svitolina won the last two matches, one in Beijing during the autumn of 2016, and the last meeting which took place this year in Brisbane.

So, the numbers may not tell the whole story.

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