Jelena Ostapenko wins first title since 2019

Jelena Ostapenko won her first hard court title since 2019, beating Veronika Kudermetova at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

The former French Open winner beat world No. 31 Russia 6-0, 6-4 in just over an hour.

The victory gave Latvian Ostapenko the fifth WTA singles title of her career.

In the Qatar Open final, Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-4.

In Dubai, Ostapenko’s road to the final saw her defeat four Grand Slam champions in Sofia Kenin, Iga Swiatek, Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep.

The 24-year-old was in aggressive form throughout the week-long tournament and will now return to the top 20 for the first time since 2018.

Kudermetova got her revenge on Ostapenko later on Saturday by defeating her in the women’s doubles final.

In Doha, Spaniard Bautista Agut won his first ATP title since 2019 with a win over Basilashvili.

In a repeat of the 2021 final, world No. 16 Bautista Agut this time was able to avoid disappointment and defeat his six-seeded Georgian opponent by playing aggressively from the back of the line.

Bautista Agut, 33, who lost just one set en route to the final, has now won 10 tour-level trophies.

At the Open 13 Provence in Marseille, Felix Auger-Aliassime reached a second consecutive final after beating world No. 163 Russian qualifier Roman Safiullin 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5) had defeated.

Canadian Auger-Aliassime will face Andrey Rublev in Sunday’s final after the Russian defeated Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Last week, world number nine Auger-Aliassime beat Rublev in the semi-finals in Rotterdam, en route to his first ATP title.