The US based player has enjoyed a stellar rise towards the big time after jumping from 72 worldwide to number one during the past year and she will be taking part in Dubai immediately after her astonishing accomplishment at the Melbourne Grand Slam.

Angelique Kerber may be hoping the fact that the story will not repeat itself at the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships later on this few weeks, after she come into the semi-finals in both 2017 and 2018 just before running up against ultimate champ Elina Svitolina.

Kerber is tremendously looking forward to her eighth trip to Dubai, but it surely shall be a difficult competition against virtually all the Top 10 players present on the official draw.

An additional highly expected come back in Dubai is the one of Petra Kvitova. Following Australian Open, Petra set out to St. Petersburg where she lost to Donna Vekic in the last eight and she is going to take on a handful of well-deserved break ahead of heading back to action in Dubai, contesting against the fantastic group of players and looking for the trophy 6 seasons after earning the first.

Switching rankings with Doha this year, Dubai seems to have the biggest reward funds from all the WTA Premier 5 events.

Petra Kvitova ıs going to be a audience beloved once she bids to get a extra trophy at the WTA Dubai, which begins on Feb 17..

Due to Naomi Osaka still getting back from an injury and Kvitova not in best shape, there may very well be a few big upsets throughout the game this year in Dubai.