Top 20 players' schedules, upcoming tournaments, birthdays and more - check out what's on tap for this week on the WTA as the tour hits Doha.
WTA Staff
February 8, 2017

The first half of the Middle East swing kicks off at the Qatar Total Open in Doha, with 10 of the WTA's Top 20 taking to the Gulf in search of 470 ranking points.

Here's what's on tap for this week on the WTA:

CURRENT TOURNAMENTS:

Doha:

Qatar Total Open
Premier | $710,900 | Hard
Top-ranked players: Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova and Agnieszka Radwanska
Defending Champion: Carla Suárez Navarro

Carla Suarez Navarro

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:

Dubai:

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Premier 5 | $2,365,250 | Hard
Top-ranked players: Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova, Agnieszka Radwanska
Defending Champion: Sara Errani

Budapest:

Hungarian Ladies Open
International | $226,750 | Hard
Top-ranked players: Timea Babos, Lucie Safarova, Andrea Petkovic, Julia Goerges
Defending Champion: None (First Staging)

Acapulco:

Abierto Mexicano Telcel
International | $226,750 | Hard
Top-ranked players: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Monica Niculescu, Jelena Ostapenko, Kristina Mladenovic
Defending Champion: Sloane Stephens

Kuala Lumpur:

Alya WTA Malaysian Open
International | $226,750 | Hard
Top-ranked players: Carla Suárez Navarro, Elina Svitolina, Caroline Garcia, Yulia Putintseva
Defending Champion: Elina Svitolina

 


 

 

Angelique Kerber

TOP 20 PLAYERS SCHEDULE:

1. Serena Williams
2. Angelique Kerber - Doha, Dubai
3. Karolina Pliskova - Doha, Dubai
4. Simona Halep
5. Dominika Cibulkova - Doha, Dubai
6. Agnieszka Radwanska - Doha, Dubai
7. Garbiñe Muguruza - Doha, Dubai
8. Svetlana Kuznetsova - Dubai
9. Madison Keys
10. Johanna Konta - Dubai
11. Petra Kvitova
12. Venus Williams
13. Elina Svitolina - Doha, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur
14. Carla Suárez Navarro - Dubai, Kuala Lumpur
15. Timea Bacsinszky - Doha, Dubai
16. Elena Vesnina - Doha, Dubai
17. Barbora Strycova - Doha, Dubai
18. Caroline Wozniacki - Doha, Dubai
19. Victoria Azarenka
20. CoCo Vandeweghe

*Current player schedules as of February 13, 2017 - subject to change.

 


 

 

Roberta Vinci

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Best wishes to those celebrating birthdays this week: 

Annika Beck (GER) - February 16, 1994
Carina Witthoeft (GER) - February 16, 1995
Cara Black (ZIM) - February 17, 1979
Madison Keys (USA) - February 17, 1995
Roberta Vinci (ITA) - February 18, 1983