Dubai: Serbian Ana Ivanovic made a dynamic start at the Dubai Tennis Championships crushing Australian Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-0. The first-round rout for the Serb required just 53 minutes.
Serbian Ana Ivanovic. Pic/AFP
Meanwhile, Germany's Julia Goerges crushed double Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the second round here.
The 55-minute demolition was eight-seeded Kuznetsova's heaviest defeat since suffering a similar scoreline last October in Wuhan, China.