DUBAI, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- WTA world number two Angelique Kerber from Germany and Danish player Caroline Wozniacki both defeated teenage hopefuls in the quarter finals here on Thursday at the 17th WTA edition of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis (DDF) Championships.
Kerber, the 2016 champion of the Australian Open and the U. S. Open last year, won against 19-year-old Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-2. Wozniacki scored the same result in two straight sets when she defeated 17-year-old American talent Catherine Bellis 6-3, 6-2.
The latter match was interrupted two times due to heavy but short rain on Thursday evening in the Gulf Arab Emirate.
On Friday, Kerber will play Elina Svitolina, who overwhelmed Lauren Davis 6-0, 6-4.
Svitolina, who complained about pain in her toes, said after her quarter final match, "I feel better and my team did a great job so that I could quickly recover."
Wozniacki will play Latvian player Anastasija Sevastova, who beat China's Qiang Wang 6-4, 7-5.
Saturday's final will close the week-long DDF ladies tournament which distributes a total prize money of 2.6 million dollars.