Doha PHOTOS: Halep arrives, first round completes on busy Tuesday


Tuesday was a very dynamic day at the Qatar Total Open in Doha. Eleven first-round matches completed, top seed Simona Halep arrived to the tournament in the morning, other big players hit the practice courts to prepare for their opening matches, while Caroline Wozniacki and Caroline Garcia had to withdraw from the event, the former because of a viral illness, the latter due to a leg injury.

Our photographer Jimmie48 was all over the place on Tuesday. When it comes to first-round matches, Jimmie48 is bringing us coverage of ninth seed Julia Goerges‘ win over qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic, Alison Riske‘s elimination of fellow lucky loser Polona Hercog, Carla Suarez Navarro‘s fast progress past Ons JabeurJelena Ostapenko‘s thrilling victory over Mihaela Buzarnescu, and fifth seed Kiki Bertens‘ recovery from a first-set bagel to eventually beat Camila Giorgi.

Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber had easier obligations today — the former world No.1s chatted with the media and hit with kids during National Sports Day in Doha.

We also have photos of Caroline Wozniacki, Caroline Garcia and Carla Suarez Navarro spending time with fans. as well as photos from Elina Svitolina‘s and Karolina Pliskova‘s practice sessions.



  1. Love all the ladies, rah! Wondering who will be the next adventuresome WTA player to put it all or nearly all on display like Sloane Stephens did last year in SI S-S edition? Ms. Puig? Ms. Georges? Ms. Collins? Please


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