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Qatar Open: Simona Halep outlasts Elina Svitolina to reach finals

Halep will now lock horns with unseeded Belgian Elise Mertens in finals of the Qatar Open.

Feb 16, 2019, 08:17 AM IST

Simona Halep sets up Doha semi-final clash against Elina Svitolina

Playing in her first tournament with new coach Thierry Van Cleemput, Halep raced to a 4-0 lead in the opening set before her ninth-seeded opponent Julia Goerges fought back to force a tiebreak.

Feb 15, 2019, 06:48 AM IST

Naomi Osaka parts ways with coach Sascha Bajin

Meanwhile, Osaka has pulled out of this week’s Qatar Open due to a back injury.

Feb 12, 2019, 11:40 AM IST

Simona Halep appoints Belgian Thierry Van Cleemput as new coach

Halep had earlier planned to fly solo for the first few months of 2019 after former coach Darren Cahill left to spend more time with his family in Australia.

Feb 05, 2019, 12:50 PM IST

Roberto Bautista Agut expects injured Andy Murray to 'fight hard' in Melbourne clash

Three-times Grand Slam champion Murray on Friday said that he might retire after this year's Australian Open, with the pain of his right hip becoming almost unbearable.

Jan 12, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

Roberto Bautista Agut overcomes Tomas Berdych challenge to lift Doha trophy

The 30-year-old will look to carry the momentum forward to the Auckland Classic next week in his final warm-up event before the Australian Open which begins in Melbourne on January 14.

Jan 06, 2019, 11:00 AM IST

Novak Djokovic goes down against Roberto Bautista Agut in Doha semi-final

The defeat meant Djokovic, who won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year in a spectacular return to form after elbow surgery, missed the chance to reach his sixth straight final.

Jan 05, 2019, 06:22 AM IST

Petra Kvitova wins Qatar Open title to clinch top-10 return

Kvitova overcame an awful start, which saw her lose the first five games, to eventually triumph 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Garbine Muguruza.

Feb 19, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Petra Kvitova bounces back to stun World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki, reaches Qatar Open final

The World No 21 pulled herself back from a set down in the semifinal to send World No 1 Wozniacki packing. 

Feb 18, 2018, 09:25 AM IST

Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Qatar Open

The Romanian says she plans not to play any tournament till the Indian Wells. 

Feb 17, 2018, 11:36 AM IST

Simona Halep powers to victory on return in Qatar

World number two Simona Halep won easily on her return to competitive action since losing the Australian Open final, beating Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets in the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2018, 21:05 PM IST

Qatar Open: Johanna Konta defeats qualifier Bernarda Pera to avenge Melbourne shock

Johanna Konta powered past qualifier Bernarda Pera 7-6(5), 6-1 in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday to avenge her shock defeat by the American in the Australian Open last month.

Feb 13, 2018, 23:55 PM IST

Maria Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round

Romania's Monica Niculescu, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind Sharapova, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Feb 13, 2018, 19:40 PM IST

Grand Slam hasn't changed my life, says Caroline Wozniacki

Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki insisted on Sunday that despite last month`s breakthrough Grand Slam triumph her life has not changed in the slightest.

Feb 11, 2018, 19:00 PM IST

Qatar Open: Fourth-time lucky Gael Monfils beats Andrey Rublev to win title

It was the Frenchman's first Qatar title despite having played in three previous finals, stretching back more than a decade, and he is the first wildcard to win in Doha since compatriot Nicolas Escude triumphed back in 2004.

Jan 07, 2018, 12:54 PM IST

Qatar Open: Gael Monfils to face Andrey Rublev in final

Monfils will be appearing in his fourth Doha title match having lost all the previous three.

Jan 06, 2018, 13:30 PM IST

Flu-ridden Dominic Thiem forced to quit Qatar Open ahead of semifinals

The tournament's number one seed was due to play Frenchman Gael Monfils on Friday evening in Doha.

Jan 05, 2018, 22:04 PM IST

Qatar Open: Rising Russian star Andrey Rublev reaches semi-finals, attains Australian Open seeded spot

The 20-year-old won 6-3, 7-5 following a display of powerful hitting against a Croatian opponent who had accounted for the number two seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round.

Jan 05, 2018, 11:02 AM IST

Dominic Thiem in Doha quarterfinals as last seed standing

Slovenian Bedene saved 12 out of 15 break points to push the Austrian but the world No. 5 Thiem survived the test 7-5, 6-4 and will now face rising Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Jan 04, 2018, 10:46 AM IST

Qatar Open: Pablo Carreno Busta and Tomas Berdych stunned in Round One

It means the tournament has lost two of its top-ranked players after having already being shorn of three major stars – Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – before it began, as they try to recover from injuries.

Jan 03, 2018, 15:42 PM IST