Elina Svitolina has firmly put her name in winners circle for Indian Wells and Miami with her title defence in Dubai.
Elina didn’t drop a set against Osaka, Kerber and Kasatkina on her way to her winning her 11th career.
All week the Ukrainian number one has been in fine form and has looked comfortable and in the zone.
So far this year she already has two Premier titles to her name in Brisbane and now Dubai securing more Top 10 wins and looks set for another strong year on the tour.
The next few weeks will be interesting as there is a pressure on those at the top to perform at Indian Wells and Miami as ever but then the adaption to clay court will be something to look at going forward.
One aspect of her game I loved watching this week was her backhand but I will come onto that in a piece over the next few days as well as looking at what to expect from Elina for this year.