The seventh racket of the world, German Angelique Kerber, prevailed over Slovene Dalila Jakupovic, occupying the 85th line of the WTA rating, with a score of 7/6 (4), 6/3 in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
The match lasted 1 hour and 33 minutes. During this time, 31-year-old Kerber never filed right through, made six double faults and made five breaks, and 27-year-old Jakupovic completed one ace, made a mistake three times when serving and sold three break points.
This was the first official meeting of athletes. The next rival of Kerber in Dubai will be Su-Wei Hsieh from Taiwan.