Tennis
WTA Doha

Halep made to work before beating Goerges to reach Qatar Open semi-finals

Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Simona Halep of Romania reacts after winning her WTA Qatar Open quarter-final tennis match.

Image credit: Eurosport

ByEurosport
14/02/2019 at 20:38 | Updated 14/02/2019 at 22:09

Top seed Simona Halep was given a stern test before battling past Julia Goerges in a little over two hours to reach the semi-finals of the Qatar Open.

Halep had eased to victory over Lesia Tsurenko in her first match under the guidance of new coach Thierry Van Cleemput and the Romanian raced into a 4-0 lead over Goerges.

Goerges, though, roared back before losing on a tie-break and the German was up a break in the second but Halep came back to clinch a 7-6 (1) 7-6 (6) win.

WTA Doha

Halep battles past Svitolina to reach Doha final

15/02/2019 AT 15:58

Up next for the world number three is Elina Svitolina, who swept past Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova 6-4 6-2.

Fourth seed Svitolina has won four of her six previous meetings against Halep, including the last three all in straight sets, yet she is not underestimating her opponent.

“I’m expecting a tough match, definitely,” the Ukrainian told the WTA Tour website. “I’m just going to try to bring the best.”

Third seed Angelique Kerber battled back from a set down to oust Barbora Strycova.

The German won just one game in the first set but rallied thereafter to take her quarter-final against the Czech to a decider before eventually prevailing 1-6 6-2 7-6 (4).

Kerber will take on unseeded Belgian Elise Mertens, who upset Dutch fifth seed Kiki Bertens 6-4 6-3.

WTA Doha

Ostapenko, Bertens survive early scares in Doha

13/02/2019 AT 07:17
Tennis

Federer or Djokovic? The Final: Vote for the greatest men's champion ever

4 HOURS AGO
Related Topics
TennisWTA Doha
Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Latest News

Tennis

Federer or Djokovic? The Final: Vote for the greatest men's champion ever

4 HOURS AGO

Latest Videos

Roland-Garros

Tennis Legends: Rod Laver on ‘superhuman Nadal’ and evolution of men’s game

00:02:08

Most popular

Tennis

Rackets Down, Hands Up - Tennis stars join Frances Tiafoe in protest video

YESTERDAY AT 07:44
View more