Maria Sakkari, Sofia Kenin &Amp; Victoria Azarenka Receive Doha Wildcards

Maria Sakkari, Sofia Kenin and Victoria Azarenka receive wildcards from Doha

Maria Sakkari, Sofia Kenin, Victoria Azarenka and Ipek Oz have been awarded wild cards into the main draw for next week’s WTA 500 event in Doha, according to Michal Samulski.

Sakkari, ranked No. 7 in the world, is set to make her fifth main draw appearance in Doha.

Sakkari’s best result in Doha came last year, when he reached the semi-final before losing to Iga Swiatek. Kenin, 24, is set to make her third appearance in Doha. Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion, failed to impress in her first two Doha appearances: the American suffered a Doha second-round loss in 2020, while she exited the Doha event in the first round ago. one year.

Azarenka, a former world number one, is set to make her seventh appearance on the hard courts in Doha. Throughout her career, Azarenka has been successful in Doha. Azarenka captured back-to-back Doha titles in 2012 and 2013, while she was runner-up at the tournament in 2015.

The 23-year-old Oz is set to make her second consecutive appearance in Doha. Last year, Oz picked up a first round loss in Doha against Madison Brengle.

Sakkari, Kenin and Azarenka will challenge Iga Swiatek

The Doha event will feature some of the biggest names in the game, including world number 1 Swiatek.

Unfortunately, there is one big name that will be missing from this year’s Doha event: Ons Jabeur. This week, Jabeur announced that he would pull out of Doha and Dubai to undergo minor surgery. «To take care of my health situation, my medical team has decided that I need to undergo a minor surgery to be able to return to the courts and perform well.

I will have to withdraw from Doha and Dubai and this is breaking my heart. I would like to apologize to all the fans in the Middle East who waited for this reunion. I promise that I will return to you stronger and healthier, ”Jabeur wrote on his social networks. But even without Jabeur, Doha will have a star-studded field of players.

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