The 2024 Qatar Open is the second women's tournament of this year's Middle East swing, and the field has some serious star power.
A total of 64 players will compete in the first WTA 1000 tournament of the season, which will begin on Monday, February 11th. However, there have been some notable changes from the initial entry list.
At least three of the world's Top 10 players will miss out, one of whom is World No. 2 and two-time Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka, who has chosen to extend her celebrations after winning in Melbourne.
In this article, we shall expound on the essential details pertaining to the Qatar Open, including the tournament schedule, prize moment, and ways in which you can watch the event.
When Does The 2024 Qatar Open Doha Start?
Main draw action at the 2024 Qatar Open will commence on Monday, February 11th, with some select first-round matches. The tournament will continue for an entire week, with the singles final set to take place on Saturday, February 17th.
All matches will be played on outdoor hard courts at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Qatar's capital city, Doha.
Who Is Playing The 2024 Qatar Open Doha?
The women's lineup will be at near full strength for this year's edition. Only Sabalenka, Jessica Pegula (neck), and Karolina Muchova (wrist) are among the Top 10 who will miss out. But two-time defending champion Iga Swiatek remains in pursuit of a first title in 2024.
Jelena Ostapenko, meanwhile, is the biggest danger to the Pole's title bid. The Latvian has scooped two titles in 2024 and is a woman in form. Elena Rybakina and Coco Gauff are also among those expected to last the entire week.
What Is The Prize Money For The 2024 Qatar Open Doha?
The tournament's prize money stands at $3,211,715, which is quadruple last year's prize when the event was staged as a WTA 500 tournament. The champion will earn a staggering $523,485 and will receive 1,000 ranking points. The breakdown of the prize money was recently revealed.
Where To Watch The 2024 Qatar Open Doha?
Live streaming for the entire week will be available for international viewers in over 100 countries on WTA TV. Fans will be able to purchase a Middle East swing pass on WTATV.com.
Select broadcast partners for the 2024 Qatar Open in major countries/continents are indicated below:
Africa: Supersport TV.
Australia: BeIN Sports Australia.
Canada: TSN Network.
MENA Region: BeIN Sports Arabia.
UK: Sky Sports Tennis.
USA: Tennis Channel Plus.