Ekaterina Makarova advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament in Dubai defeating Zarina Diyas in the third round in two straight sets 6:3 6:4. It was a tense match with tough battles in many games.
Zarina should work on her confidence for sure – she lacks self possession in deciding moments. She made double fault on the set point and three double faults in the last game (including, on the match point).
Kate, although she failed to demonstrate her best tennis making many unforced errors, showed her spine and advanced to the quarterfinals on the safe side..