Dubai Tennis: Elina Svitolina improves to 11-2 in finals and other stats from week in the desert

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An eventful week of tennis has come to an end in Dubai and it culminated with Elina Svitolina defending her title.

Here’s a look at the numbers and figures behind the 18th edition of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

3 – women have successfully defended the Dubai title: Svitolina, Venus Williams and Justine Henin.

5 – match points saved by Kasatkina en route to the final (2 against Konta, 3 against Muguruza).

8 – Svitolina is the eighth top seed to win the Dubai title.

10 – hours and 15 minutes, the total time spent on court by Kasatkina.

11 – titles won from 13 finals reached for Svitolina.

16 – aces struck by Caroline Garcia through her three matches in Dubai, the most by any player in the draw.

20 – Kasatkina’s new career-high ranking when the new standings are released on Monday.

20 – Kasatkina’s age, she is the youngest to reach the final in Dubai since Victoria Azarenka in 2010.

20 – times Svitolina has broken serve throughout the week.

23 – double faults hit by Kasatkina, the most by any player in the draw.

26 – games Svitolina has dropped en route to the title, averaging 6.5 games per match.

34 – unforced errors hit by Kasatkina in the final against Svitolina, compared to just 11 winners.

50.4 – Svitolina won 50.4 per cent of her return points throughout the week (four matches), the second-highest percentage behind Naomi Osaka who won 51.9 per cent of her return points (three matches).

61.5 – Svitolina won 61.5 per cent of her service points throughout the week, the highest among all players this tournament.

82.5 – Svitolina has won 82.5 per cent of her service games throughout the week.

347 – Kasatkina has collected $347,060 for making the final in Dubai, the largest prize money cheque she has received at a single tournament.

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