Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Top seed Elina Svitolina retained her Dubai Duty Free Championships title with a comprehensive 6-4 6-0 victory over unseeded Russian Daria Kasatkina.

Ukrainian Svitolina broke early in the first set against world number 24 Kasatkina, who had beaten second seed Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals, according to the BBC.

She kept up the pressure in the second set and quickly wrapped up victory for her 11th career title.

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"Coming here I didn't have any expectations and here I am holding this trophy again."

Svitolina, who had won both her previous meetings against Kasatkina, becomes the third woman to win successive Dubai titles after Justine Henin and Venus Williams.