Abu Dhabi Open: Aryna Sabalenka beats Maria Sakkari to set up final clash against Veronika Kudermetova
Sabalenka had eight aces in her 6-3, 6-2 victory over Maria Sakkari. Kudermetova defeated 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk 7-6 (8), 6-4.
Abu Dhabi Open: Veronika Kudermetova beats second seed Elina Svitolina; Maria Sakkari, Aryna Sabalenka into semis
Kenin lost to ninth-seeded Maria Sakkari 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the quarter-finals. Svitolina lost to unseeded Russian Veronika Kudermetova 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3).
Abu Dhabi Open: Sofia Kenin fights back to beat Yulia Putintseva; Maria Sakkari, Elina Svitolina through to quarters
Kenin posted 57 unforced errors to Putintseva's 43 but still prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 over the 13th-seeded Putintseva.
WTA season to commence on 5 January, calendar to provide two-week COVID-19 quarantine period ahead of Australian Open
The season will kick off with the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open, a WTA 500 level event on 5-13 January, while qualifying for the Australian Open will take place in Dubai on 10-13 January.