Cibulkova edges Pavlyuchenkova to make Doha quarterfinals

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On an action-packed Wednesday in Doha, third seed Dominika Cibulkova recorded a second-round victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the only player who had finished her round one match on a rain-affected Tuesday at the Qatar Total Open. The world...

Jumping for joy, Suárez Navarro rallies to win Doha

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Carla Suárez Navarro won the 2016 Qatar Total Open to claim the biggest title of her career on Saturday in Doha. The Spaniard, who showed plenty of emotion at the end as she leaped into...

Petkovic retires, Ostapenko makes the big final in Doha

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Jelena Ostapenko reached the biggest final of her career, which is projected to propel her to No.45 in the rankings, after Andrea Petkovic unfortunately retired from their Qatar Total Open semifinal encounter. The 27th-ranked Petkovic had...

Petkovic gets past Muguruza, reaches Doha semifinals

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Andrea Petkovic improved to 3-0 in career meetings with Garbine Muguruza, by beating the Spaniard 6-1 5-7 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Total Open. The unseeded Petkovic raced through the first set, not...

Jelena Ostapenko beats Petra Kvitova, moves into Doha quarterfinals

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Latvian Jelena Ostapenko continued her amazing run at the Qatar Total Open, as after eliminating two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round, the 18-year-old upset two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to move...

Vesnina overpowers Halep in Doha

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Tuesday at the Qatar Total Open waved goodbye to top seed Angelique Kerber, while soon afterwards second seed Simona Halep lost to qualifier Elena Vesnina in a grueling second-round match that lasted two hours and twenty-one minute...

Top seed Angelique Kerber stunned in Doha

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Playing her first match since winning the Australian Open with superb performance against Serena Williams in the final, if we don't count this month's Fed Cup, Angelique Kerber crashed out of the Qatar Total...

Kuznetsova eliminates Goerges in Doha, avenges Dubai demolition

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Just a week ago at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Germany's Julia Goerges brought her best tennis to the table and humbled Svetlana Kuznetsova by giving away just one game, 6-0 6-1, in the 55-minute...

Safarova ends Azarenka’s Doha winning streak, claims 6th WTA title

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Lucie Safarova entered the final of the Qatar Total Open with a discouraging 0-6 head-to-head record against Victoria Azarenka, who also boasted a 14-match winning streak at the tournament, having won the title in...

Thoughts on Venus Williams vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova: controversy robs Doha of a classic

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Our guest columnist, sportswriter and author, David Fearnhead writes on a controversial night in Doha, a second-round encounter between Venus Williams and Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova that lasted almost three hours and in which the American fought...