This year in Doha I have played my biggest WTA tournament in my career.
In single I participate in qualification and in double I was playing main draw with Klaudia Jans-Ignacik from Poland.
After excellent tournament in St. Petersburg I stopped at home for one day before heading to Doha. Doha was different than St. Petersburg. In St. Petersburg I had a very good time. Organizations did very good job, but the warm weather and sea in Qatar makes tournament even better. In Doha I played outside after long and cold week in Russia. I have finally seen sun again. The time change was acceptable but the heat was dry and strong - like in desert. I was happy to play all my matches at night.
In qualification I played against S. Voegele (SUI). I played this match in the evening under lights. I lost 6-3 6-2 because I didnt take my chances. Anyway it was still a pretty good experience for upcoming matches.
In double Klaudia and I played first round against C. Vandeweghe (USA) and A-L. Groenefeld (GER). We fit quite well with Klaudia and we beat our opponents twice 6-4. Actually we were pretty unlucky with draw as in next round we played second seeds B. Matterk-Sands (USA) and Y. Shvedova (KAZ). We fought well (mainly in 2nd set after being 5-1 down) to get it to the tiebreak but we lost it 7-4. Final score 6-3 7-6(4) for opponents.
Im satisfied with my results at this tournament even I know I could do little better in single. Anyway I know with more matches and more experiences I will improve in single too.
Tomorrow Im off for another WTA tournament in Kuala Lumpur where I will participate in single qualifying and double main draw.
|R1||Voegele S.||111||3-6 2-6|
|Doubles - partnering Klaudia Jans-Ignacik|
|R1||Vandeweghe C.||39||6-4 6-4|
|R2||Mattek-Sands B.||7||3-6 6-7(4)|