Kvitova, Halep reach Dubai quarters

(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Former champions Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep overcame windy conditions to reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.

The second-seeded Kvitova beat American Jennifer Brady 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 despite struggling with her serve, while No. 3 Halep ousted Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-3, 7-5.

A day after Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings, fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber was also upset in a 5-7,6-4,6-0 loss to Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan.

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2019 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 10,955
2 R. Nadal 8,320
3 A. Zverev 6,475
4 J. Del Potro 5,060
5 K. Anderson 4,595
6 K. Nishikori 4,190
7 R. Federer 4,100
8 D. Thiem 3,800
9 J. Isner 3,225
10 M. Cilic 3,140
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2019 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Osaka 6,970
2 S. Halep 5,537
3 S. Stephens 5,307
4 P. Kvitova 5,120
5 K. Pliskova 5,055
6 E. Svitolina 5,020
7 A. Kerber 4,960
8 K. Bertens 4,885
9 A. Sabalenka 3,565
10 S. Williams 3,406
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