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Dubai Championships: Angelique Kerber beats Monica Puig in straight sets; moves step closer to no.1 ranking

Dubai Championships: Angelique Kerber beats Monica Puig in straight sets; moves step closer to no.1 ranking

The top seeded German, who held the top WTA spot in 2016 before Serena Williams took back in September could regain the number one ranking if she wins the Gulf event on Saturday.

Dubai Championships: Caroline Wozniacki gets back to work with Dubai win over Darya Kasatkina

Dubai Championships: Caroline Wozniacki gets back to work with Dubai win over Darya Kasatkina

Former WTA world number one Wozniacki had only limited turnaround time to adjust to what many feel is a faster court in the emirate compared to last week`s venue.

Olympics 2016: Andy Murray dominates in Rio Games, outsider Monica Puig arrives on big stage

Olympics 2016: Andy Murray dominates in Rio Games, outsider Monica Puig arrives on big stage

The return of 2009 U.S. Open winner del Potro, who had sunk to 141 in the world rankings due to wrist injuries, coincided with the re-emergence of Spain`s former singles champion Rafa Nadal after two months off with injury.

Rio Olympics: Tearful Monica​ Puig wins Puerto Rico's first ever gold

Rio Olympics: Tearful Monica​ Puig wins Puerto Rico's first ever gold

Kerber, 28, levelled the final in the 10th game but needed four set points to get the job done.