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Svitolina wins Dubai, to debut in top 10

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Top-seeded Angelique Kerber struggled with a knee injury during a 6-3, 7-6 (3) loss to seventh seed Elina Svitolina in the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday.

Kerber would have reclaimed No. 1 ranking if she won the Dubai title, but that seemed of secondary importance after her loss.

"I'm not thinking about this," Kerber said. "For me it's really important to be healthy."

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