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 firstround wins at the Qatar Open on the last day of 2013. Thirdseeded Murray had the easiest path to victory on New Year's Eve, barely breaking a sweat during his 60, 60 win over 2,129thranked Qatari wildcard recipient Mousa Shanan...
  • Azarenka beats Williams to win Qatar Open February 18, 2013

    Doha: Defending champion Victoria Azarenka beat Serena Williams 76 (6), 26, 63 to win the Qatar Open on Sunday, earning her 16th title and ending a 10match losing streak against the American. Azarenka will give up the No. 1 ranking to the secondranked 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 63, 62 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 63, 63...
  • 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 63, 63. 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 fourthranked 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 topranked women's player, sweeping aside Urszula Radwanska 60, 63 on Thursday to reach the Qatar Open quarterfinals. If the 31yearold Williams reaches the semifinals by beating seventhseeded Petra Kvitova she will return to No. 1 for the first time...
  • Williams, Sharapova advance in Doha February 12, 2013

    Doha: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova eased into the third round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, dominating their opponents with straightset victories. Williams, who will regain the No. 1 ranking if she reached the semifinals, 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. 1ranked Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic eased into the second round of the Qatar Open with straightset victories on Monday. The 10thranked Wozniacki beat qualifier Mervana JugicSalkic of BosniaHerzegovina 61, 62, while the 13thranked Ivanovic beat Tamira Paszek 61, 62. 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 23rdranked 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...