Qatar Open

  • Halep wins first title of year at Doha 16-02-2014 11:26 PM

    Doha: Seventh-seeded Simona Halep of Romania won her first title of the year with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany in the Qatar Open final on Sunday. It's the seventh career title for Halep, with the other six all won last year. Kerber dropped serve twice...
  • Top seed Li ousted in Qatar Open third round 13-02-2014 10:23 PM

    Doha: Australian Open champion Li Na was upset by Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-4 in the Qatar Open third round on Thursday. The top-seeded Li, playing her first tournament since the Australian Open, had a 3-1 lead in the third set. Li played tentative tennis throughout the...
  • Ivanovic advances to 2nd round in Qatar Open 12-02-2014 09:04 AM

    Doha, Qatar: Ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday after Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova retired from their match with a right knee injury. Ivanovic was leading 7-5, 1-0 when Hantuchova withdrew after falling 0-40 behind in the second game. The match started...
  • Venus Williams wins opener in Doha 11-02-2014 10:13 AM

    Doha: Venus Williams eased past Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 to line up a second-round match with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open on Monday. Williams was broken only once, when she led Martic 4-0. She has an up and down record so far this season,...
  • Serena Williams pulls out of Indian Wells and Qatar Open 08-02-2014 07:26 AM

    Top-ranked Serena Williams withdrew Friday from the Qatar Open and the Indian Wells event because of a back injury sustained last month in the Australian Open. The Qatar Open begins Monday in Doha, and the BNP Paribas Open is March 3-16 in Indian Wells, Calif. In a statement released by...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Gael Monfils to win Qatar title 05-01-2014 01:54 PM

    Doha: Rafael Nadal opened his 2014 campaign by winning his first title of the year in defeating Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 at the Qatar Open on Saturday. Nadal showed why he's the top player in the world all week long. Although he wasn't in top form in this...
  • Rafael Nadal sets up Gael Monfils clash in Qatar Open final 04-01-2014 11:09 AM

    World number one Rafa Nadal will face Frenchman Gael Monfils in the final of the Qatar Open after surviving a tough test against German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in Doha on Friday. The Spaniard, warming up for this month's Australian Open which he missed last year because of illness, dropped the...
  • Nadal beats Gojowczyk to reach Qatar Open final 04-01-2014 02:30 AM

    Doha: Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday by coming from behind to beat German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Nadal lost the first three games against the 162nd ranked Gojowczyk but came back to level the first set before losing serve again in the...
  • Rafael Nadal reaches Qatar Open semis against qualifier 03-01-2014 09:36 AM

    Qatar: Top-seeded Rafael Nadal was the only seed remaining at the Qatar Open after he beat seventh-seeded Ernests Gulbis 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-finals on Thursday. Nadal is often tested by the 24th-ranked Gulbis but has yet to lose a match to the Latvian in seven played. This match, which...
  • Andy Murray beaten by Mayer at Qatar Open 01-01-2014 10:30 PM

    Doha: Third-seeded Andy Murray, playing in his first tournament since back surgery in late September, was upset by Florian Mayer of Germany 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the Qatar Open on Wednesday. Murray was leading 6-3, 3-0 when the 40th-ranked Mayer started to play more aggressively, going for winners on nearly...
  • Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray open seasons with wins at Qatar Open 01-01-2014 02:57 PM

    Doha: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray opened their new seasons with first-round wins at the Qatar Open on the last day of 2013. Third-seeded Murray had the easiest path to victory on New Year's Eve, barely breaking a sweat during his 6-0, 6-0 win over 2,129th-ranked Qatari wildcard recipient Mousa...
  • Karlovic beats Berdych in first round at Qatar Open 31-12-2013 09:27 AM

    Doha: Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych lost his first match of the season Monday, falling to Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) at the Qatar Open. Karlovic served 25 aces and had 49 winners, while Berdych had eight aces and 28 winners. Neither player managed to break serve. "It's really hard to...
  • Williams, Sharapova advance in Doha 12-02-2013 11:42 PM

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  • Wozniacki, Ivanovic win in Qatar 12-02-2013 10:28 AM

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  • Venus Williams pulls out of Qatar Open 06-02-2013 03:06 PM

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  • Clijsters confident of recovering for Aus Open 08-01-2012 01:18 PM

    Melbourne: Kim Clijsters has been cleared of major damage to her hip and expressed guarded optimism on Saturday about recovering in time for the defence of her Australian Open title. Belgian Clijsters, who beat China's Li Na to win at Melbourne Park last year, retired hurt during her semi-final against...
  • Tsonga downs Monfils in Qatar Open final 07-01-2012 11:55 PM

    Doha: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shrugged off a slow start to down Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-3 in an all-French final at the Qatar Open on Saturday. The sixth-ranked Tsonga, who reached the final when Roger Federer withdrew with an injury, fell behind 3-1 then found his rhythm, coming to the net more...
  • Injury concerns for top stars ahead of Aus Open 07-01-2012 11:46 AM

    Brisbane: Serena Williams has a badly sprained left ankle, Roger Federer an aching back and Kim Clijsters a sore left hip. Add in a limping-but-"I'll be OK" Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal playing with a sore left shoulder from the end of last season and the advance tournaments for the Australian...