Thursday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships was marked by quarterfinal action and our photographer Jimmie48 managed to cover all the four encounters. Top seed and defending champion Elina Svitolina progressed into the semifinals with a 6-2 6-4 victory over wildcard Naomi Osaka and will next face the in-form Angelique Kerber, who eliminated third seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4 6-3. Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza overcame Caroline Garcia in their second quarterfinal in two weeks, beating the Frenchwoman 7-5 6-2 in 108 minutes. Muguruza’s opponent in the final four will be Daria Kasatkina, who conquered compatriot Elena Vesnina 7-6(5) 6-1.
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