Qatar Ladies Open
Get Qatar Ladies Open essential facts below. View Videos or join the Qatar Ladies Open discussion. Add Qatar Ladies Open to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Qatar Ladies Open
Qatar Ladies Open
2019 Qatar Total Open
Qatar Total Open logo.jpg
Tournament information
Founded2001; 18 years ago (2001)
LocationDoha
Qatar
VenueKhalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
Category
Premier 5 (2012-2014, 2016, 2018)
SurfaceHard - outdoors
Draw28S / 32Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$916,131 (2019)
Websiteqatartennis.org
Current champions (2019)
Women's singlesBelgium Elise Mertens
Women's doublesChinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan

The Qatar Ladies Open, currently sponsored by Total and called the Qatar Total Open, is a women's tennis tournament held in Doha, Qatar. Held since 2001, this WTA Tour event was a Tier I-tournament in 2008, and was played on outdoor hardcourts. After a two-year break the tournament returned in 2011 and is held at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

History

The first tournament was held in 2001 as Qatar Total FinaElf Open for the prize money of $170,000, as a Tier III tournament.[1] In 2004, the tournament got Tier II category because of an increase in prize money to $585,000,[2] and in 2007 to $600,000.[3] For the 2008 season, which was the last season it was held, the tournament became Tier I for the prize money of $2,500,000.[4] The event then took a two-year break due to the venue hosting the WTA Tour Championship, thus not being played in 2009 or 2010. The tournament returned in 2011 as a Premier Event with the prize money of $721,000 and a 32-competitor singles draw (16-pair doubles draw).[5] The tournament received Premier 5 status from 2012-2014, but in the 2015 WTA Season the tournament was back to a Premier event. It then switched back to being a Premier 5 tournament in 2016, when the Dubai Tennis Championships was downgraded to Premier. Now, the two tournaments alternate between Premier 5 and Premier status every year.

The event is held at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex which currently has a capacity of 6,911. It was originally much smaller but had a makeover in 2008.[6] Its prize money as of 2016 was $2,517,250 and the tournament director is Saad Al Mohannadi.[7]

Past finals

Victoria Azarenka serving at the 2012 Qatar Ladies Open
Two-time world No. 1. Simona Halep took home her first Premier trophy from the Khalifa International Complex in 2014.

Singles

Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
?  Tier III tournament  ?
2001 France Sandrine Testud
Italy Roberta Vinci
Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
7-5, 7-6
2002 Slovakia Janette Husárová
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Alexandra Fusai
Netherlands Caroline Vis
6-3, 6-3
2003 Chinese Taipei Janet Lee
Indonesia Wynne Prakusya
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
6-1, 6-3
?  Tier II tournament  ?
2004 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Spain Conchita Martínez
7-6, 6-2
2005 Italy Francesca Schiavone
Australia Alicia Molik
Zimbabwe Cara Black
South Africa Liezel Huber
6-3, 6-4
2006 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
6-4, 6-4
2007 Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová
6-1, 6-1
?  Tier I tournament  ?
2008 Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6-1, 5-7, [10-7]
2009-2010 Not Held
?  Premier tournament  ?
2011 Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke (2)
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
United States Liezel Huber
Russia Nadia Petrova
7-5, 6-7(2-7) , [10-8]
?  Premier 5 tournament  ?
2012 United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
6-3, 6-1
2013 Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci (2)
Russia Nadia Petrova
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
2-6, 6-3, [10-6]
2014 Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6-4, 6-0
?  Premier tournament  ?
2015 United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
India Sania Mirza
6-4, 6-4
?  Premier 5 tournament   ?
2016 Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Italy Sara Errani
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
6-3, 6-3
?  Premier tournament  ?
2017 United States Abigail Spears (2)
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik (2)
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6-3, 7-6(9-7)
?  Premier 5 tournament   ?
2018 Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Latvia Je?ena Ostapenko
Slovenia Andreja Klepa?
6-3, 6-3
?  Premier tournament  ?
2019 Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching (2)
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan (2)
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6-1, 3-6, [10-6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "2001 Results". Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Doha results 2004". Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.tennislive.net/wta-women/qatar-total-open-doha-2007/. Retrieved 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Qatar 2008 results and prize money". Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "2011 Qatar Ladies Open information" (PDF). Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex rebuild". Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "WTA tournaments 2016". Retrieved 2016.

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Qatar_Ladies_Open
 



 



 
Music Scenes