The surprises continued today at the Dubai Tennis Championships as Simona Halep and Karolína Plíšková were eliminated. The exclusion of the two above in the quarter-finals will be added to the ones of Angelique Kerber and Aryna Sabalenka in the round of 16 but also that of Naomi Osaka in the first round.
The big winners of today were Belinda Bencic, who won Simona Halep with 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, and Hsieh Su-wei, who won Karolína Plíšková with 6-4, 1-6, 7-5.
Hsieh Su-wei will face in tomorrow’s first semi-final Petra Kvitová, who prevailed relatively easily on Viktória Kužmová with 6-4, 6-0 in the first quarter-final of the day.
At this time, Elina Svitolina is playing against Carla Suárez Navarro, claiming the last ticket for the semifinals.
Viktoria Kuzmova vs. Petra Kvitova
Karolina Pliskova vs. Hsieh Su-wei
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