The first in a double bill of top-flight women's events held in the Middle East, the Qatar Total Open brings some of the world's finest WTA players together in Doha.

Five of the world's top 10 including new world no. 1 Naomi Osaka, French Open champion Simona Halep and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber head to the 2019 Qatar Total Open, live from Doha from 11-16 February.

WTA Doha Live Streaming

WTA Doha tennis is live from 11-16 February with play starting around 3.30pm local/12.30pm GMT. Matches are televised via BT Sports in the UK, but bookmaker bet365 are also offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on Doha tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)





How to watch & bet on WTA Doha tennis

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5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for WTA Qatar Open tennis, live from 11-16 February 2019

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Qatar Open Tournament Schedule

WTA Qatar Open Players 2019

Five of the world's top 10 players are headed to the Qatar Total Open in 2019, including all three of the reigning Grand Slam champions.

Naomi Osaka will be making her second appearance in Doha as the 21-year-old star takes to the courts for the first time since winning her second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open and becoming the new world no. 1. 

Osaka's thrilling three-set victory over Petra Kvitova in the final in Melbourne saw her become the first player in almost 20 years to win her first and second Grand Slam titles in back-to-back events, as well as the first Japanese, Asian or Haitian player to rank world no. 1. Anticipation will be very high for the new superstar of women's tennis to headline her first tournament at the Qatar Total Open from 11-16 February.

The woman Osaka replaced as world no. 1, Simona Halep, is also in the field for the Premier-level event and looking to recapture the title she won in 2014, beating Angelique Kerber in the final. The reigning French Open champion suffered from a back injury which truncated her 2018 season and had a nightmare draw at the Australian Open, but nevertheless battled her way through to the fourth round before falling to Serena Williams in a style which promised much from her in 2019 - after making the semifinals in 2018, can Halep recapture the Qatar Total Open title in 2019?

Osaka and Halep are joined by the other woman currently holding a Grand Slam title, Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber who finished runner-up to Halep in the 2014 WTA Doha final, as well as by 2017 Qatar Total Open champion Karolina Pliskova, looking for her second title of the season after winning the Brisbane International and reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open; and Kiki Bertens, who continues to prove she's a threat on all surfaces after winning the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy at the beginning of February.

These five top-10 WTA players are joined by 2016 runner-up and former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, world no. 12 and US Open semifinalist Anastasija Sevastova, world no. 16 and ASB Classic winner Julia Goerges, Australian Open semifinalist Danielle Collins and many more of the world's top players including Australian Open quarterfinalist Ashleigh Barty and much-improved Chinese star Wang Qiang when the Qatar Total Open 2019 begins on Monday 11 February.

About the Qatar Open

WTA Doha has a unique structure: It alternates as a Premier and Premier-5 level event with WTA Dubai each year. As a Premier 5-level event, Doha is the first of five on the calendar, joining Rome, Cincinnati, Toronto/Montreal and Wuhan in offering 900 ranking points to its champion as well as $2 million in prize money – which explains its success in attracting packed and star-studded fields. In 2014, for example, the 64-woman draw included Li Na, Agnieszka Radwanska, Halep, Ana Ivanovic, Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova. As a Premier event, the tournament still attracts immensely strong fields as it provides an opportunity for the world's top players to warm up for the Premier-5 level event in Dubai. In 2018 the Qatar Total Open is a Premier-level event.

First played in 2001, the Qatar Total Open in Doha has evolved from a Tier III tournament to a Premier 5 event which is the showpiece of the WTA Tour in the Middle East and continues to adapt and expand. Played at the Khalifa International Tennis Centre, which was the venue in 2009-10 for the WTA Tour’s season-ending championships as the tournament took a hiatus, the Qatar Total Open forms a double bill with the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Doha, the economic and cultural capital of Qatar, committed back in 2001 to growing interest in women’s tennis in the region and was rewarded when five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis took the inaugural title, defeating France’s Sabine Testud in the final. Nine-time Grand Slam Monica Seles took the title in 2002, followed by 2004 French Open champion Anastasia Myskina in 2003 – who returned to win back-to-back WTA Doha trophies in 2004 when the tournament was upgraded to Tier II status.

Russian players have always been successful at the Qatar Total Open and Maria Sharapova followed Myskina in the list of champions, defeating Alicia Molik in 2005 before Nadia Petrova defeated Amelie Mauresmo in 2006. Yet another luminary, seven-time Grand Slam champion Justine Henin, was the winner in 2007 over Svetlana Kuznetsova before the tournament was once again upgraded to a Tier I and Sharapova took her second title.

After the hiatus in 2009-10 while Doha hosted the WTA Finals, Vera Zvonareva won the tournament – now a Premier – in 2011 before Victoria Azarenka became the second player to win back-to-back titles in 2012-13 at what was now a Premier 5 event, defeating Samantha Stosur and Serena Williams respectively.

The 2014 Qatar Total Open saw Simona Halep crown her status as the breakthrough star of the season with the biggest title of her young career as she defeated Kaia Kanepi, Annika Beck, Sara Errani, Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber to claim the WTA Doha title. Halep would go on to reach the French Open final, setting a precedent that would be followed by Lucie Safarova in 2015.

With a star-studded field including Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska and Venus Williams, it was Safarova – long a stalwart of the top 20 – who took her powerful left-handed game to new heights at the Khalifa International Tennis Centre in 2015. Unseeded, Safarova defeated former US Open champion Sam Stosur and seeds Ekaterina Makarova, Andrea Petkovic and Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the final, where she faced another unseeded player – 2012-13 Doha champion Victoria Azarenka. The former world no. 1, trying to rebuild her ranking after injury, had beaten Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams to reach the final but it was Safarova who went on to claim the biggest title of her career so far with a 6-4, 6-3 victory. The Czech would go on to reach the French Open final in the summer, losing to Serena Williams.

The 2016 Qatar Total Open draw was headlined by Angelique Kerber, fresh from winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska, but it was unassuming eighth seed Carla Suarez Navarro who claimed the biggest title of her career. The diminutive Spanish player with the beautiful one-handed backhand held steady amidst a slew of upsets, beating Radwanska in the semifinals to set up a final against rising star Jelena Ostapenko, the Latvian teenager who defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova and Petra Kvitova on the way to a surprise final appearance. Suarez Navarro's experience won the day as she recovered from a set down to claim the Doha title.

2017 saw the crowing of Karolina Pliskova as Doha champion, after the Czech came through a rain-hit tournament to capture her second title of the season, and in 2018 another Czech - two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova - became a first-time winner when she defeated Garbine Muguruza in the final.

Qatar Open Tournament Information

Qatar Total Open Tournament Information

WTA DohaQatar Total Open
Dates11-16 February
VenueKhalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
LocationDoha, Qatar
First Played2001
CategoryPremier
SurfaceHard
Draw Size28 singles/16 doubles
Prize Money$710,900
Reigning Singles' ChampionPetra Kvitova
Reigning Doubles' ChampionGabriela Dabrowski/Jelena Ostapenko

Qatar Open Ranking Points

Here are the ranking points awarded by the WTA Tour for reaching various rounds at a Premier-level event, which the Qatar Total Open is categorized as in 2019.

WTA Premier ranking points

RoundPoints (56-player draw)Points (28-player draw)
Champion470470
Finalist305305
Semifinal185185
Quarterfinal100100
Round of 165555
Round of 32301
Round of 641-
Qualified2525
Q3-18
Q21313
Q111

WTA Doha champions

Here is a complete list of players who have won the title at the Qatar Total Open. Players still active in singles are given in bold.

Qatar Total Open Past Champions

YearWinnerRunner-Up
2001Martina HingisSandrine Testud
2002Monica SelesTamarine Tanasugarn
2003Anastasia MyskinaElena Likhovtseva
2004Anastasia Myskina (2)Svetlana Kuznetsova
2005Maria SharapovaAlicia Molik
2006Nadia PetrovaAmelie Mauresmo
2007Justine HeninSvetlana Kuznetsova
2008Maria Sharapova (2)Vera Zvonareva
2009-2010Not held
2011Vera ZvonarevaCaroline Wozniacki
2012Victoria AzarenkaSamantha Stosur
2013Victoria Azarenka (2)Serena Williams
2014Simona HalepAngelique Kerber
2015Lucie SafarovaVictoria Azarenka
2016Carla Suarez NavarroJelena Ostapenko
2017Karolina PliskovaCaroline Wozniacki
2018Petra KvitovaGarbine Muguruza

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