dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is the main spot on the WTA circuit this month. So far, in the main draw, there have been some huge upsets, as one by one top seeded players like Karolina Pliskova (3 WTA) and Agnieszka Radwanska (6 WTA) were sent off by low-ranked competitors. If Pliskova's early exit might not be a surprise as she endured a long last week in Doha where she won in singles, for Radwanska it was a shocking result as she fell off in front of the young Catherine Bellis. The American could not maintain the pace in today's match against Wozniacki (15 WTA), one of the most dangerous players in the circuit.

Wozniacki totally dominated

The 26-years-old Dane is starting to put together devasting tennis. Last year she nearly fell out of the top 100 but since the 2016 US Open, she has improved her ranking. Against Bellis, she needed 1hr 10min to clinch a straight sets victory 6-3 6-2. This time, Bellis wasn't able to produce another shocking upset as she did yesterday against the Polish player. The opening set was pretty balanced, but the 17-year-old succumbed and Wozniacki took the set 6-3. The 2nd set had nothing special except that the former world no. 1 was dominant. At some point she had a 4-0 lead. She finished the set 6-2 and booked herself a spot in the semifinals where Anastasija Sevastova (35 WTA) is already waiting.

Despite the abrupt end for Bellis, there is plenty of time to improve. Her raw game needs a little polish. The same goes for her enthusiasm. Though understandable given her age, in order to achieve something important she has to remain with both feet constantly on the ground.

Wozniacki is on her way back

A couple of years ago, she was the new sensation of the WTA Tour. She was twice the US Open runner-up (2009, 2014) and in October 2010 she reached world no. 1 in the WTA ranking. Struggling with injuries the past 2 years, she went on a downward spiral in 2016. Her solid run at the US Open (she reached the semis where she lost to Kerber) was what helped her regain her form.

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