Great matches are expected in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Total Open, as all the favorites have prevailed in today’s games and secured their presence in the best 8.
The first ticket was won by Elina Svitolina who won the most important game of the day against Jeļena Ostapenko with 6-4, 6-4. In tomorrow’s quarter-final that will open the program will face Karolína Muchová, who won over Hsieh Su-wei with 6-2, 6-4.
The No. 1 of the board, Simona Halep did not have a hard time against Lesia Tsurenko, winning her with 6-2, 6-3 and will face Julia Görges tomorrow, which prevailed hardly on Alison Riske with 6-1, 6(5)-7, 6-4.
The third pair of quarter-finals will be the one between Kiki Bertens and Elise Mertens, who prevailed over Carla Suárez Navarro and Kristýna Plíšková respectively. Let’s note here that Kristýna Plíšková took the position of her sister Karolína as a lucky loser, who left the tournament because of viral illnes.
Barbora Strýcová and Angelique Kerber complete the best 8, with the latter taking the last ticket by winning Anett Kontaveit with 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the game that ended a few minutes ago.
You can see the best moments of selected matches from the day in the following videos:
Jelena Ostapenko vs. Elina Svitolina
Simona Halep vs. Lesia Tsurenko
Elise Mertens vs. Kristyna Pliskova
Kiki Bertens vs. Carla Suárez Navarro
Source: wtatennis.com, qatartennis.org
Cover Image: Jimmie48 / WTA