Qatar Open 2013

  • Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray open seasons with wins at Qatar Open January 1, 2014

    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 Shanan...
  • Azarenka beats Williams to win Qatar Open February 18, 2013

    Doha: Defending champion Victoria Azarenka beat Serena Williams 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-3 to win the Qatar Open on Sunday, earning her 16th title and ending a 10-match losing streak against the American. Azarenka will give up the No. 1 ranking to the second-ranked Williams on Monday but extended her current...
  • Serena to face Azarenka in Qatar Open final February 17, 2013

    Doha: A day after securing the No. 1 ranking, Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova for a 10th straight time 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Qatar Open final on Saturday. Williams faces Victoria Azarenka, whom she will replace at the top in Monday's new rankings. Azarenka beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 6-3...
  • Azarenka beats Radwanska in straight sets to reach the final February 16, 2013

    Doha: Defending champion Victoria Azarenka reached the Qatar Open final Saturday by sweeping aside Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 6-3. Azarenka, who will lose her top ranking to Serena Williams on Monday, has now won 12 of her last 15 meetings with Radwanska and hasn't lost to the fourth-ranked Pole in almost...
  • Serena on the verge of becoming oldest No. 1 February 15, 2013

    Doha: Serena Williams moved with a victory of becoming the oldest top-ranked women's player, sweeping aside Urszula Radwanska 6-0, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Qatar Open quarter-finals. If the 31-year-old Williams reaches the semi-finals by beating seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova she will return to No. 1 for the first time...
  • Williams, Sharapova advance in Doha February 13, 2013

    Doha: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova eased into the third round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, dominating their opponents with straight-set victories. Williams, who will regain the No. 1 ranking if she reached the semi-finals, showed no signs of the back or ankle injuries that troubled her at the...
  • Wozniacki, Ivanovic win in Qatar February 12, 2013

    Doha, Qatar: Former No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic eased into the second round of the Qatar Open with straight-set victories on Monday. The 10th-ranked Wozniacki beat qualifier Mervana Jugic-Salkic of Bosnia-Herzegovina 6-1, 6-2, while the 13th-ranked Ivanovic beat Tamira Paszek 6-1, 6-2. Wozniacki had a poor start, losing her...
  • Venus Williams pulls out of Qatar Open February 6, 2013

    Doha: Venus Williams has withdrawn from next week's Qatar Open due to an ongoing lower back injury. The 23rd-ranked Williams has been hampered by back problems since the Australian Open. She missed the Open GDF Suez tournament and will skip the upcoming Fed Cup match against Italy because of the...