WTA's number 10, Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka won the tournament in Abu Dhabi with a prize pool of more than half a million dollars. The Belarusian played the decisive match of the season's first major tournament against Russia's Veronika Kudermetova, confidently winning in two sets with 6:2, 6:2. The match lasted for about an hour. This victory was 15th in a row for Sabalenka, and brought her 470 points and about 70 thousand dollars in prize money. Success in the Emirates will propel Sabalenka to the 7th position in the updated rating. As part of the WTA round, the Belarusian already has 9 titles in singles and four more in doubles.