Andrey Rublev plays a shot against Stefanos Tsitsipas during their semi-final in Rotterdam on Saturday. Associated Press
Aslan Karatsev reached another milestone in his fairytale start to the 2021 ATP Tour season on Saturday, when he beat Lloyd Harris 6-3, 6-2 to claim his maiden ATP Tour title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Czech seventh seed Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, will face either Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin or Danielle Collins for a place in Saturday's final.
Stefanos Tsitsipas had to dig deep to edge out Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Thursday in three sets to set up a quarter-final against Karen Khachanov in Rotterdam. The Greek second seed dropped the second set but won in a tight decider on his third
Petra Kvitova reached her third Qatar Open final in the last four years by defeating Jessica Pegula in the semi-final. She will face Garbine Muguruza in a rematch of the 2018 final, after Victoria Azarenka withdrew from their semifinal due to a back injury.
The move is part of an agreement with the Dubai Club for People of Determination, to support and empower the People of Determination in sports.
It was a mature and impressive display from the Emirati driver who has steadily grown in confidence since joining Team Abu Dhabi last season, and now has the look of a genuine world title contender.
The 22-year-old paceman suffered a knee injury on the recent tour of Sri Lanka, a worrying setback with the Asia Cup — and a meeting with old rivals India — coming up at the end of the month.
British newspapers spoke of humiliation and extermination; Where the newspaper "Daily Star" titled: "Men against boys," and quoted the words of the former star of the team, Gary Neville: "This was extermination," after they conceded 4 goals in 35 minutes.