WTA Doha: Sorana Cîrstea, eliminated in the second round by the world leader

Sorana Cîrstea left the “WTA 1000” tournament in Doha, after being defeated in two sets by Iga Swiatek, score 6-1, 6-1, in the second round.

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Sorana Cîrstea, decisively defeated by Iga Swiatek

Sorana Cîrstea had no chance in the first round at WTA Doha.

The athlete ranked 22nd in the WTA hierarchy categorically lost the dispute with Iga Swiatek (1st WTA), at the end of a match that lasted 61 minutes.

To know:

  • In the next round, Swiatek will meet the winner of the duel between Erika Andreeva (106 WTA) and Ekaterina Alexandrova (19 WTA).
  • Cîrstea and Swiatek had met twice before, and the Pole won each time: 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 at the 2022 Australian Open and 6-2, 6-3 at the 2022 Indian Wells.
  • For the presence in the second round, Sorana will receive a prize worth 20,650 dollars and 65 points in the WTA singles ranking.

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Qatar TotalEnergies Open 2024 takes place from February 11-17. The tournament is played on clay in Doha, is part of the “WTA 1000” category and offers total prize money of $3,211,715. The title champion is Iga Swiatek (2022, 2023), and Simona Halep won in 2014.

The main favorites from WTA Doha: Iga Swiatek (1), Coco Gauff (2), Elena Rybakina (3), Ons Jabeur (4), Qinwen Zheng (5), Marketa Vondrousova (6), Maria Sakkari (7), Jelena Ostapenko (8).

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