Tough draw for Christmas in Doha.  A potential blow with the Pole's participation already in the quarter-finals

For Iga Švetic, the WTA 1000 tournament in Doha will be her first appearance after the unsuccessful Australian Open She was eliminated in the third round after a fight with Linda Noskova. However, he is now starting a series of tournaments that he has very good memories of. In the capital of Qatar, our competitor won the last two editions of the competition. In last year's tournament (then ranked “500”) The Polish woman lost only five matches on her way to her second title in Doha.

Given the '1' seed, the top WTA seed can count on a free place in the first round. Therefore, the 22-year-old will start the competition from the second stage, where she will face Sorana Cirstea or Sloane Stephens. The mogul has already had the opportunity to defeat both players in the past 10 months or so. In the 1/8 finals, Shvetek may face Ekaterina Alexandrova. The women played against each other last year in Madrid, where after a close fight it turned out that Razin's team was better.

Hubert Hurkacz: I served very well today and that helped me win/Pulsat Sport/Pulsat Sport

The fight between Świątek and Ostapenko is possible in the quarterfinals. Rybakina and Guf are at the bottom of the stairs

In the quarterfinals there may be a long-awaited confrontation between our actress and Jelena Ostapenko. The Latvian player's form is shining at the start of the 2024 season. She already has two WTA 500 titles, in addition to He has a 4-0 record in direct matches with IGA Throughout his career. However, it will not be easy for Ostapenko to reach the top “8”. Her journey included, among others: Wikitoria Azarenka, whom she had already beaten twice this season, and Beatriz Haddad Maia, who is in great form during the ongoing WTA 500 tournament in Abu Dhabi.

On the other side of the ladder were Coco Gauff and Jelena RybakinaWhich means that if Iga Świątek meets one of these players, it will happen in the Grand Final at the earliest. It will be a first round strike Naomi Osaka and Caroline Garcia collide once again. Both tennis players faced each other in the inaugural Australian Open. The French turned out to be better and defeated the Japanese in two sets.

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