World’s top female tennis players arrive to kick-start Qatar Total Open tournament
Tennis superstars have touched down in Doha, welcomed by Qatar Airways, to launch the much-anticipated annual women’s Qatar Total Open.
The opening match on the Doha leg of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour, for which Qatar Airways is the official airline sponsor, will take place on 22 February at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex, culminating in a final head-to-head on 27 February.
The premier tournament will feature seven of the world’s top 10 singles female tennis players. The strong line-up of top-seeded players includes Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Garbiñe Muguruza, Petra Kvitova and Belinda Bencic. World number 10 and 2015 champion, Lucie Safarova, will also return to defend her Qatar tournament title.
Championship sponsors, Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free, are inviting spectators to take part in a range of family activities on offer at the Public Village inside the stadium. Fans can be photographed posing in front of their favourite holiday destinations, including Qatar Airways’ soon-to-be-launched new destinations Sydney, Atlanta and Birmingham. Visitors to the Qatar Duty Free pavilion will discover a range of luxury fashion brands available from the duty free retailer at Hamad International Airport, and can enter a draw to win an Audi R8.
[Photo courtesy: Qatar Airways; 2015 championship winner Lucie Safarova returns this year to defend her title]