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Swiatek’s triple treat in Doha

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek has completed a three-peat of trophies at the Qatar Open on Saturday, adding the 2024 title to her 2022 and 2023 achievements. The 7-6 6-2 victory over the red-hot Elena Rybakina made it 12 consecutive victories at the Doha event, and moved her head-to-head against the Kazakh back to 2-3. […]

Rybakina and Swiatek set up blockbuster Qatar final

GRAND Slam champions Elena Rybakina and Iga Swiatek will face off in the WTA 1000 Qatar Open final tomorrow after the in-form pair moved through to the decider in very different ways. Rybakina overcame Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-4 to reach the final, while Swiatek had a far easy route, receiving a walkover in the […]

Swiatek shuts down Vika in dominant win

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek showed little mercy for fellow Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka as the top seeded Pole stormed into the 2024 Qatar Open semi-finals overnight. Swiatek won 6-4 6-0 in just 75 minutes, winning the last nine games of the match. The turning point came in the seventh game where Azarenka lead […]

Osaka earns breakthrough milestone in Doha

FORMER world number one Naomi Osaka earned back-to-back victories on the WTA Tour for the first time in almost two years overnight, defeating another former top 15 player in Petra Martic, 6-3 7-6. The Japanese star missed all of 2023 after giving birth to her daughter Shai, but is now into the Round of 16 […]

WTA Tour wrap: Kvitova storms to Doha title as qualifiers face off in Lyon

FOR the second time in four years, Petra Kvitova has defeated Garbine Muguruza to win the 2021 Qatar Total Open title. Her 28th overall career title, the Czech was far too strong, dominating 6-2 6-1 in 61 minutes to back up her 2018 title – and win over Muguruza – with a remarkable victory here. […]

WTA Tour wraps: Kvitova out to go one better

THE stage is set for a brilliant final in Doha, while the Lyon semi-finalists are locked in following a mixed bag of results. Petra Kvitova will take on Garbine Muguruza in the 2021 Qatar Total Open final today after ending the run of American qualifier Jessica Pegula yesterday. The fourth seed Czech won 6-4 6-4 […]

WTA Tour wrap: Pegula’s rapid rise continues as top two seeds out of Doha

SOME huge upsets at Doha marked a remarkable quarter finals stage, while a French wildcard and Swiss qualifier were among the big winners at Lyon. The top two seeds are out of the Qatar Total Open after a mixed bag of results on the fourth day of the 2021 main draw event. The biggest story […]

WTA Tour wrap: Muguruza takes down Sabalenka at Doha as Burel and Tauson’s runs continue in Lyon

IT was a huge day in Doha, with plenty of big names making their way through to the Qatar Total Open quarter finals, whilst in Lyon, the French were up and about, making up half of the final eight combatants. Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza has managed to quell third seed and power player, Aryna […]

WTA Tour wrap: Keys ousts Bencic, as French advance in Lyon

IN two contrasting tournaments, the Qatar Total Open provided plenty of one-sided results, whilst in Lyon, there were a number of two-hour plus contests to keep fans on the edge of their sets. The remaining Round of 32 matches were completed in Doha yesterday, with a number of upsets on the cards, including a seed […]

WTA Tour wrap: Brady dumped at Doha as top seed out in Lyon

THERE were plenty of upsets at both Doha and Lyon on the opening day of the respective tournaments, with the WTA Tour continuing this week at the 500 and 250 events. Two matches ago, Jennifer Brady had booked herself into a maiden Grand Slam final. Fast forward to yesterday, and she was blasted into oblivion […]

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