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Qatar Ladies Open

Qatar Ladies Open
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Tournament information
Founded 2001
Location Doha
Qatar
Venue Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
Category Premier (2011, 2015 - )
Premier 5 (2012 - 2014)
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Draw 28S/16D
Prize money $731,000
Current champions
Women's singles 23x15px Lucie Šafářová
Women's doubles 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones
23x15px Abigail Spears

The Qatar Ladies Open, known as the Qatar Total Open for sponsorship reasons, is a tennis tournament held in Doha, Qatar. Held since 2001, this WTA Tour event was a Tier I-tournament in 2008, and was played on outdoor hardcourts. Total S.A. was the main tournament sponsor. After a two year break the tournament returned in 2011.

History

The first tournament was held in 2001 as Qatar Total FinaElf Open for the prize money of $170,000, as a Tier III tournament. In 2004, the tournament got Tier II category because of an increase in prize money to $600,000, and in 2007 to $1,340,000. For the 2008 season, which was the last season it was held, the tournament became Tier I, for the prize money of $2,500,000. The tournament then took a two year break due to the venue hosting the WTA Tour Championship thus not being played in 2009 or 2010. The tournament returned in 2011 as a Premier Event with the prize money of $721,000 and a 32-competitor singles draw (16-pair doubles draw). In 2012, The tournament got Premier 5 status due to the success of last year's tournament that featured seven of the top ten players and also due to the recent history of the Dubai Tennis Championships. In the 2015 WTA Season, the tournament has got back its Premier status, while the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has got back its Original status of Premier 5.

Past finals

Singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
↓  Tier III tournament  ↓
2001 23x16px Martina Hingis 23x15px Sandrine Testud 6–3, 6–2
2002 23x15px Monica Seles 23x15px Tamarine Tanasugarn 7–6(6), 6–3
2003 23x15px Anastasia Myskina 23x15px Elena Likhovtseva 6–3, 6–1
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
2004 23x15px Anastasia Myskina 23x15px Svetlana Kuznetsova 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 
2005 23x15px Maria Sharapova 23x15px Alicia Molik 4–6, 6–1, 6–4 
2006 23x15px Nadia Petrova 23x15px Amélie Mauresmo 6–3, 7–5
2007 23x15px Justine Henin 23x15px Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–4, 6–2
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
2008 23x15px Maria Sharapova 23x15px Vera Zvonareva 6–1, 2–6, 6–0
2009-2010 Not Held
↓  Premier tournament  ↓
2011 23x15px Vera Zvonareva 23x15px Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 6–4 
↓  Premier 5 tournament  ↓
2012 23x15px Victoria Azarenka 23x15px Samantha Stosur 6–1, 6–2
2013 23x15px Victoria Azarenka 23x15px Serena Williams 7–6(6), 2–6, 6–3
2014 23x15px Simona Halep 23x15px Angelique Kerber 6–2, 6–3
↓  Premier tournament  ↓
2015 23x15px Lucie Šafářová 23x15px Victoria Azarenka 6–4, 6–3

Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
↓  Tier III tournament  ↓
2001 23x15px Sandrine Testud
23x15px Roberta Vinci
23x15px Kristie Boogert
23x15px Miriam Oremans
7–5, 7–6
2002 23x15px Janette Husárová
23x15px Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
23x15px Alexandra Fusai
23x15px Caroline Vis
6–3, 6–3
2003 23x15px Janet Lee
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Indonesia Wynne Prakusya || 23x15px María Vento-Kabchi
  2. REDIRECT Template:Country data Indonesia Angelique Widjaja||6–1, 6–3
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
2004 23x15px Svetlana Kuznetsova
23x15px Elena Likhovtseva
23x15px Janette Husárová
23x15px Conchita Martínez
7–6, 6–2
2005 23x15px Francesca Schiavone
23x15px Alicia Molik
23x15px Cara Black
23x15px Liezel Huber
6–3, 6–4
2006 23x15px Daniela Hantuchová
Template:Country data JPN Ai Sugiyama
23x15px Li Ting
23x15px Sun Tiantian
6–4, 6–4
2007 23x16px Martina Hingis
23x15px Maria Kirilenko
23x15px Ágnes Szávay
23x15px Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–1, 6–1
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
2008 23x15px Květa Peschke
23x15px Rennae Stubbs
23x15px Cara Black
23x15px Liezel Huber
6–1, 5–7, [10–7]
2009-2010 Not Held
↓  Premier tournament  ↓
2011 23x15px Květa Peschke
23x15px Katarina Srebotnik
23x15px Liezel Huber
23x15px Nadia Petrova
7–5, 6–7(2), [10–8]
↓  Premier 5 tournament  ↓
2012 23x15px Liezel Huber
23x15px Lisa Raymond
23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones
23x15px Abigail Spears
6–3, 6–1
2013 23x15px Sara Errani
23x15px Roberta Vinci
23x15px Nadia Petrova
23x15px Katarina Srebotnik
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
2014 23x15px Hsieh Su-wei
23x15px Peng Shuai
23x15px Květa Peschke
23x15px Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–0
↓  Premier tournament  ↓
2015 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones
23x15px Abigail Spears
23x15px Hsieh Su-wei
Template:Country data IND Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–4

See also

References

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