The WTA Tour continues this week, with Qatar Open being the next tournament on the list. The top seeds have been given a bye to the second round.
World No. 2 Angelique Kerber is the top seed here, who is coming in after losing her crown in the Australian Open. Having made it only to the fourth round there (and coupled with a poor start to the year), the German is eager to get her confidence back. Karolina Pliskova, who is currently the World No. 3, is the second seed in Qatar. She has been absolutely remarkable this season, having won the Brisbane Open and reached the quarterfinal in Melbourne. With just one defeat so far, no other player has been able to match that consistency. Another top 10 player to feature in Qatar is the Slovak Dominika Cibulkova, who most recently reached the semifinal in St. Petersburg Open. She is slowly finding her rhythm and is certainly a player capable of producing stunning upsets. Similar has been the case for the Pole Agnieszka Radwanska too, who lost in the second round in Australian Open. Prior to that, she was the runner-up in WTA Sydney.
Apart from this Garbine Muguruza is also playing in the tournament. With five of the top 10 players participating, this is going to be an action packed week.
Posted: 21st February 2016
The 2016 Qatar Open will be the 14th edition in tournament history. The Open belongs to the WTA Tour, in the WTA Premier 5 category. It is an outdoor hard court tournament with a $2.818.000 total prize money.
The reigning champion is the Czech Lucie Safarova who will be the seventh seed of the tournament. Fresh Australian Open champion and world number two Angelique Kerber will be the top seed and probably the top favorite. She will be followed by Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Garbine Muguruza, Petra Kvitova, Belinda Bencic, the above mentioned Safarova and Carla Suarez Navarro. Unlike the vast majority of WTA tournaments, the Qatar Open will have 16 seeded players. Only two of them were outside of the top 20 as of February 15, namely Elina Svitolina and Sara Errani. If we take a look at the past champions of the tournament, we can see the names of several former and current all-time greats.
Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova have both won the event twice, but there were several other Grand Slam champion Qatar Open winners before them, including but not limited to 2007 winner Justine Henin or 2001 champion Martina Hingis. This time, it's probably Kerber's tournament to lose.
Posted: 23rd February 2015
The Qatar Total Open is a WTA Premier Tournament held in Qatar. The first year of the competition was 2001, when the Swiss Martina Hingis won the final over Sandrine Testud. The tournament went through an amazing evolution since, climbing the ladder towards Premier Tournament status. During the early years, the Qatar Total Open was a Tier III event, then it was turned into a Tier II tournament after 2003, to Tier I in 2007, into a Premier Tournament after 2010, and finally into a Premier 5 competition in 2012.
Although it has once again been relegated to a Premier Tournament for this season, the competition is as prestigious as ever, attracting some of the top players’ in the game. Because it was only held on eleven occasions, we only have two multiple winners in the history of the competition. Both Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka has won on two occasions. Regardless, neither of them is the reigning champion, this privilege belongs to Simona Halep, who defeated Angelique Kerber in last year’s final, in two easy sets. Unfortunately, she won’t be able to defend her title, as she had to pull out because of an injury. In her absence, the winner will probably emerge from the Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki duo.
Posted: 10th February 2014
WTA Tour reaches Qatar this February for a much awaited premier five tournament, started on the 10th of February and scheduled to end on the 16th of the same month.
While the matches have just begun, the tournament hits the headlines with a bang as Serena Williams leaves Qatar Open due to medical reasons. Williams has remained number 1 on the world tennis players list for as long as anyone can remember. Her withdrawal may prove a serious setback to USA’s performance this year, the experts say. On the other hand, Victoria Azarenka (Belarus), currently on the 2nd position in the world list, is also reported to have rolled out because of inflammation of foot. Russia, however, grabs the opportunity and swings with full force as Petrova, two time winner of Qatar Open (2011), becomes the potential owner of Diamond Ball this year. Diamond Ball is the trophy given to any triple winner of the tournament. The director of the event, Mohannadi, has voiced his high expectations for the tournament. Tickets are available on the website and from Doha, Qatar as well.
A massive amount of $2,440,070 has been allocated as the prize money as world champions prepare to lock racquets and strategies on the courts.
Posted: 11th February 2013
On the WTA Tour this week, the Qatar Total Open will be held. This event will be in Doha, Qatar and will be held from the 11th of February to the 17th, and it will be followed by the Copa Bionaire on the WTA Tour, the tennis Tour for women's tennis professionals. The Copa Bionaire will be from February 11th through the 17th as well and it will be held in Cali, Columbia. The US Indoor Tennis Championships is next on the calender, scheduled from the 17th of February to the 23rd and held in Memphis, Tennessee in the Unites States.
The most recent tournament was the PTT Pattaya Open, held from January 28th to the 3rd of February in Pattaya, Thailand. It was Maria Kirilenko who won that tournament, defeating Sabine Lisicki with a score of 5-7,6-1,7-6 and then in the doubles it was Kimiko Date-Krumm and Casey Dellacqua who came out on top. The past championship of this tournament include the 2012 winners, Victoria Azarenka in the singles and Leizel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the doubles. Others include Vera Zvonareva and Maria Sharapova.
Posted: 13th February 2012
The Women's Tennis Association will play the Doha, Qatar tournament this week, titled the Qatar Total Open, a Premier level event that is held from February 13th to the 19th outdoors on hard courts. It is worth over two million dollars and has a singles draw of 56 and a doubles draw of 28. Following that tournament, or rather running at the same time, is the XX COPA BBVA Colsanitas, which is going to be in Bogata, Columbia, an International Level tournament held outdoors on clay for $220,000. Also, there is a WTA Tournament in Memphis, Tennessee later this month.
Last year, it appeared that Carolina Wozniacki would come out on top in the Doha tournament, but the final came down to Wozniacki and Vera Zvonareva. The two players were the number one and the number two seeds respectively. She was able to beat Carolina Woznicki in straight sets to take home the title. This year, you can watch to see who comes out on top when you sign up at the links on this page. You will be able to watch live, high quality video of this tournament and many, many more, right from your own computer or your mobile device.
Posted: 22nd February 2011
The Women’s Tennis Association Tour will head to Doha, Qatar for the next event on the calendar, and will be followed by a great women’s event in Acapulco Mexico, called the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC. Both tournaments start on the 21st of February and are followed by BMW Malaysia Open, an International level tournament that will start on the 28th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Click on any of the banners that are on this page and you can watch live tennis from your computer no matter where in the world you live.
The tennis tournament in Doha is called the Qatar Ladies Open 2011 and it is a Premier Level tournament that is played outdoors on hard courts and happens in Doha, Qatar. The tournament starts on the 21st of February and finishes up on the 27th offering a prize purse of $721,000 to the ladies that are competing and a singles draw of 28 with a doubles draw of 16. Last year in Doha it was a surprise finish for the Qatar Laides Open with Lucie Safarova coming back from a poor beginning to defeat Agnieszka Radwaska, who was seeded seventh, in the first round.
The top seed for this tournament is Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark with Vera Zvonareva as the second seed. Third and fourth seeds for this year’s Qatar Ladies Open are Francesca Schiavone from Italy and Na Li from China. Then, we move onto the fifth seed, Jelena Jankovic with the spot of sixth seed taken by Victoria Azarenka. Seventh and eighth are Agnieszka Radwanksa and Shahar Peer. Click on the banners on this page and get your membership now for access to live tennis all year around from your computer.
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Posted: 13th February 2017
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