February 27, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Six seeds remain in the final eight in Abu Dhabi, which is pretty good considering.

Krejcikova v Samsonova and Rybakina v Haddad Maia look to be the most intriguing of the four matches on the schedule.

It’s a little more jumbled in Cluj-Napoca, where only two seeds remain – No. 1 and No. 8 – and will play each other in Friday’s quarterfinals.

(Abu Dhabi is 9 hours ahead of EST; Cluj-Napoca is 7 hours)

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Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Category: WTA Tour 500
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 5 – 11, 2024
Prize money: $922,573
Draws: S28 / D16

Friday, Feb. 9, 2024
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

[6] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) def [2] Ons Jabeur (TUN) 63 64
[8] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) def [4] Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 75 64

[1] Elena Rybakina (KAZ) def [LL] Cristina Bucsa (ESP) 61 64
[7] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) def. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 62 60

Doubles, quarterfinal

Linda Noskova (CZE) / Heather Watson (GBR) def Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 76 (2) 36 [10-5]

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Transylvania Open
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Category: WTA Tour 250
Surface: Indoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 5 – 11, 2024
Prize money: $267,082
Draws: S32 / D16

Friday, Feb. 9, 2024
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

[8] Ana Bogdan (ROU) def [1] Arantxa Rus (NED) 36 76 (6) 76 (5)

[WC] Jaqueline Cristian (ROU) def [PR] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 63 75
[Q] Harriet Dart (GBR) def Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) 63 62
Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
def Sara Errani (ITA) 62 60

Doubles semifinal

Caty McNally / Asia Muhammad (USA) def [WC] Jaqueline Cristian / Andreea Mitu (ROU) 63 62

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Qatar Total Energies Open
Location: Doha, Qatar
Category: WTA Tour 1000
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 11 – 17, 2024
Prize money: $3,211,715
Draws: S56 / D28

Friday, Feb. 9, 2024
Final results
Qualifying, first round

Laura Siegemund (GER) def [2] Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 46 64 63 
Erika Andreeva (RUS) def [5] Diane Parry (FRA) 76 (5) 64
Bernarda Pera (USA) def [9] Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 76 (11) 64

[1] Magdalena Frech (POL) def [WC] Maria Timofeeva (RUS) 26 60 76 (5)
[4] Martina Trevisan (ITA) def Sara Errani (ITA) [ALT] Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 62 76 (3)
[6] Wang Xiyu (CHN) def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 75 62
[7] Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) def. Laura Pigossi (BRA) 64 60
[8] Yuan Yue (CHN) def. [PR] Zheng Saisai (CHN) 62 61
[10] Danielle Collins (GBR) def Kimberly Birrell (AUS) 75 67 (6) 76 (2)
[11] Diana Shnaider (RUS) def. Arina Rodionova (AUS) 36 64 62
[13] Greet Minnen (BEL) def Rebeka Masarova (ESP) 16 63 60
[14] Ashlyn Krueger (USA) def. [WC] Ipek Oz (TUN) 75 62
[15] Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) def Alycia Parks (USA) 75 64
[16] Bai Zhuoxuan (CHN) def [WC] Mubaraka Al-Naimi (QAT) 60 60

[WC] Timea Babos (HUN) def [3] Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) [ALT] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 62 62
Nao Hibino (JPN) def [12] Cristina Bucsa (ESP) [ALT] Mai Hontana (JPN) 64 62

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