2024 Doha

Martic ekes out third-set tiebreak to defeat Rus in Doha

Petra Martic led Arantxa Rus by a set and 3-1 in the first round of the Qatar TotalEnergies Open, but needed a third-set tiebreak to win in 2 hours and 56 minutes. The result was Martic's first win in three meetings with Rus, though they had not played since 2011.