8 of World’s Top 10 Women’s Tennis Stars to Compete
Qatar’s leading telecommunications operator has announced it is to be Silver Sponsor for the upcoming 2020 Qatar Total Open.
The prestigious women’s tennis tournament is set to be held from 23-29 February 2020 at Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha.
This year’s event – the 18th edition – has eight of the world’s top-ten players lined up to play, including the World No. 1 and 2019 French Open champion Ashleigh Barty; World No. 2 and 2017 champion Karolina Pliskova; World No. 4 and 2014 champion Simona Halep; World No. 5 and 2019 Wimbledon semi-finalist Elina Svitolina; World No. 6 and 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu; World No. 7 Belinda Bencic; World No. 8 and 2018 champion Petra Kvitova; and World No. 10 Kiki Bertens. Defending champion Elise Mertens will also return in an attempt to keep her title.
A total of 64 players will battle it out for top spot in the singles event, while 32 teams take each other on for the doubles title.
Speaking of the sponsorship, Manar Khalifa Al-Muraikhi – Director PR and Corporate Communications at Ooredoo – said: “We’re delighted to once again be supporting this major international sporting fixture, and proud to be involved with an event that draws the spotlight to Qatar. We’re firmly committed to supporting events that promote a healthy, active lifestyle, as part of our corporate social responsibility strategy, and we’d encourage as many people as possible to go along, see some incredible tennis and be inspired. We look forward to an awesome event and some exciting matches from some of the world’s top female tennis players.”
Tickets for the sought-after event are now on sale at City Center Mall, Doha Festival City Mall and Villaggio Mall, as well as at the venue and online at qatartennis.org.