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Dubai Tennis Championships: Jelena Ostapenko wins first hard-court title since 2019

Jelena Ostapenko secured her first hard-court title since 2019 with a commanding victory over Veronika Kudermetova at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

The former French Open champion won 6-0 6-4 in just over an hour against the Russian world number 31.

The win gave Latvia's Ostapenko the fifth WTA singles title of her career.

Meanwhile, in the Qatar Open final, Roberto Bautista Agut beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3 6-4.

Doubles rematch

In Dubai, Ostapenko's road to the final saw her beat 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.