Qatar Total Open PHOTOS: Pegula, Siegemund advance to qualifying finals

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Sunday’s schedule at the Qatar Total Open featured the second round of qualifying, while higher-ranked players were spotted practicing ahead of the start of main-draw play.

Jessica Pegula Qatar Total Open Doha 2021

Coming to Doha on the wings of her Australian Open quarterfinal appearance, American world No.44 Jessica Pegula is through to the qualifying finals. The top seed edged Anastasia Potapova in the third-set tiebreak to advance on Sunday.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha

Bethanie Mattek-Sands wore a striking yellow Lucky in Love ensemble as she defeated Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets.

Kristyna Pliskova Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha

Seventh seed Kristyna Pliskova made short work of Zhu Lin.

Laura Siegemund Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha

Second seed Laura Siegemund defeated Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-2 6-2.

Lesia Tsurenko Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha

Lesia Tsurenko is also through to the third round of qualifying, as the Ukrainian dispatched fifth seed Katerina Siniakova 6-3 6-2.

Katerina Siniakova Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha

Both Tsurenko and Siniakova wore Lotto’s pink separates — the Ukrainian paired the Spring Tech Skirt with the Spring Tech Print Top, while the Czech combined it with the Spring Tech Print Tank.

Jelena Ostapenko Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha

Besides the final round of qualifying, star-studded Monday’s order of play at the Qatar Total Open will feature five Grand Slam champions. One of them is 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko, who was in good mood during her Sunday’s practice as she awaits a first-round meeting with Kiki Bertens.

Marion Bartoli Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha

As we can see, the 2016 Doha runner-up Ostapenko and her coach Marion Bartoli were accompanied by 2018 Qatar Total Open champion Petra Kvitova on a sunny Sunday in Doha. After strict travel restrictions prevented our photographer Jimmie48 from traveling to Australia, Kvitova tweeted that she was really happy to see him back on the WTA Tour.

Petra Kvitova Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha

The Czech was wearing the Nike Fall Challenge Crop Tank.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Elina Svitolina and defending champion Aryna Sabalenka were also preparing for the start of main-draw play, but they are not on Monday’s schedule. Monday’s featured matches include: Australian Open finalist Jennifer Brady vs. Anett Kontaveit, Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Victoria Azarenka, Garbine Muguruza vs. Veronika Kudermetova and Angelique Kerber vs. Cagla Buyukakcay.

Elina Svitolina Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha

Aryna Sabalenka Qatar Total Open 2021 Doha


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