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WTA – Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 final results

Seven of the eight seeds made it to the quarterfinals, with Daria Kasatkina the only casualty.

She was beaten by Beatriz Haddad Maia, certainly not a bad loss.

But Belinda Bencic, who had a busy week last week in pulling off the title in Linz, got through a couple of rounds but said no más when faced with the prospect of playing world No. 1 Iga Swiatek today.

It’s tight when you play three tournaments back-to-back – and that third one is a WTA 1000.

Too tight, really, especially if you end up winning the first one.

(Doha, Qatar is eight hours ahead of ET, 11 hours ahead of PT)


Qatar Total Energies Open
Dates: Feb. 13 – 18, 2023
Location: Doha, Qatar
Surface: Outdoor Hard (WTA 500)
Prize money: $780,637
Draws: S28 – D16

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

[1] Iga Swiatek (POL) def. [7] Belinda Bencic (SUI) WALKOVER
[2] Jessica Pegula (USA) def Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 63 62
[5/WC] Maria Sakkari (GRE) def. [3] Caroline Garcia (FRA) 62 67 (5) 76 (5)
[8] Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) def [4] Coco Gauff (USA) 62 36 61


Doubles, semifinals

[1] Coco Gauff / Jessica Pegula (USA) def [4] Giuliana Olmos (MEX) / Zhang Shuai (CHN) 61 63
[2] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) / Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) def Vera Zvonareva (RUS) / Yang Zhaoxuan (CHN) 16 63 [10-5]



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