Iga Swiatek Triple Champion at Qatar Open in DOHA! Elena Rybakina Naomi Osaka and 3 tennis youtubers you should watch!

 

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DOHA RECAP 2024

Final: Rybakina was rolling up 2 breaks and served for set, (hits her shin with racket)

Iga Swiatek fights back and gets first win against Rybakina which was her first win in a while … Iga is the 3 x winner (first since Serena 3peat miami in 2013-2015) – Iga didn’t drop a set this tournament. Her 18th singles title! 

 

Despite this loss, Rybakina exits Doha as the season leader in match-wins, with 15 so far. She has surpassed Jelena Ostapenko, who has won 14 matches in 2024. Rybakina and Ostapenko are the only players to have won multiple singles titles so far this year, with two apiece.

Swiatek, who has now registered five consecutive wins against top-5 players for the first time in her career, 

Randomness from Doha: 

  • Azarenka v ostapenko // Ostapenko undefeated to the field 2024
  • Osaka – playing well (beat caro & martic)

 

Played well against pliskova losing too tight tie breaks.

Pliskova ended up retiring for the SF against Iga

  • Fernandez and rybakina – Fernandez was up (2breaks?) – rybakina made it back.
  • Sakari went out 2nd round to Noskova and then announced she is splitting with coach
  • Emma Navarro – playing well and took it to rybakina

Other headlines:

  • Sinner v di maneur final (Sinner wins his 12th ATP title, and 3rd in a row)
  • Jarry beats alcaraz in semi plays Diaz Acosta (Argentinian) as we speak
  • Fritz and Paul to square off in final of del ray today. Fritz has chance to get back in top ten with winning tourney
  • Caro garcia launches first episode of pod• craig 

Upcoming tourneys:

WTA 1000 – Dubai

Sabalenka back – who wins?

Carlos Alcaraz headlining Rio tourney in Brazil

Doha ATP  – Rublev is top seed in the field

Los Cabo’s (250) – Zverev & Tsitsipas top 2 seeds

San Diego open coming up after Dubai for the WTA 

PK and VG trip for qualies day

VG signed up to usher one day 🤞🏽🤞🏽

BNP Paribas Indian Wells family day 3/2 LoveSetMatch coaches will be there!  Bring your family and say hi to us

For the first time since rankings were introduced in 1973, there will be no players with single-handed backhands in the ATP top 10 on Monday

 


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