It’s already over for Sofia Kénin. The American was knocked out in the first round in Dubai by Kazakhe Elena Rybakinaen in three sets 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 6-3. The number 7 world’s return to the WTA circuit from its surprise victory at the last Australian Open ended prematurely. The amazing Rybakina, 19th in the world at 20, has won no fewer than 173 places in a year. She will face Czech Siniakova in the second round.