Pliskova takes Qatar Open title

Kvitova to face Wozniacki after Goerges pulls out

  • ontennis
  • 17 February 2018
  • 02:02

Petra Kvitova will face Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals of the Qatar Open after Julia Goerges withdrew from their last-eight match on Friday.

Kvitova, seeded 16th for the WTA Premier 5 event in Doha, broke her German opponent, who is 11 places above her in the rankings at world number 10, in the third game before taking the opening set 6-4.

Headline acts Wozniacki and Halep through in Doha

  • ontennis
  • 15 February 2018
  • 12:02

Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep secured safe passage to the third round of the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

The pair, who met in the Australian Open final when Wozniacki broke her grand slam duck, both enjoyed straight-sets wins in Doha.

But not every seed in action emerged unscathed, with the likes of Jelena Ostapenko, Kristina Mladenovic and Madison Keys dumped out.

Halep eyes return to No 1 in Qatar

  • ontennis
  • 13 February 2018
  • 08:02

Beaten Australian Open finalist Simona Halep said on Tuesday she enjoyed everything that happened in Melbourne despite being left in tears at losing the chance of her first Grand Slam title.

"Everything was beautiful at that tournament even if I lost the final," the Romanian said at a press conference in Doha as she arrived to play in this week's Qatar Open.

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