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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)

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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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