Thursday, May 23, 2024

Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff & Elena Rybakina be taught projected path to Doha title



© Getty Pictures Sport – Mohamed Farag

Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina are set for his or her first WTA 1000 event of the season because the top-3 Doha seeds have discovered their projected path to the title on the Qatar Open.

Swiatek, the top-seeded participant and the back-to-back champion in Doha in 2022 and 2023, has a first-round bye as she performs towards the winner of the match between Sorana Cirstea and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens within the second spherical. After doubtlessly assembly a Grand Slam champion in her Doha opener, Swiatek is projected to satisfy a seeded participant for the primary time within the round-of-16 – No. 14 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek© Getty Pictures Sport – Mohamed Farag

 

Within the Doha quarterfinal, Swiatek may meet a participant who’s a nightmare matchup for her – Jelena Ostapenko, who has a 4-0 head-to-head towards the Pole. Then, the projected Doha semifinal sees Swiatek taking over No. 4 seed Ons Jabeur and clashing towards No. 2 seed Gauff within the last, respectively.

Gauff’s path to the Doha title

As talked about above, Gauff is the second-seeded participant and in addition has a first-round bye earlier than taking over both Donna Vekic or Katerina Siniakova. For a spot within the Doha quarterfinal, Gauff’s possible opponent could be No. 13 seed Veronika Kudermetova.

Within the Doha quarterfinal, we may see a gathering between two Grand Slam winners from 2023 – Gauff and Marketa Vondrousova. The projected semifinal within the backside half of the sees Gauff and No. 3 seed Rybakina squaring off towards one another. As talked about above, the projected Doha last sees two high seeds Swiatek and Gauff assembly. 

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff© Getty Pictures Sport – Mohamed Farag

 

Rybakina’s Doha path 

Identical to Swiatek and Gauff, third-seeded Rybakina additionally will not play within the first spherical as she’s going to play within the second spherical towards both Zhu Lin or Varvara Gracheva. Within the Doha round-of-16 and quarterfinal, Rybakina is projected to satisfy No. 16 seed Emma Navarro and 2024 Australian Open finalist Zheng Qinwen, respectively.

As talked about above, the projected semifinal within the backside half has Rybakina taking over Gauff. If Rybakina reaches the Doha last, she would possible play No. 1 seed Swiatek there.

Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina© Getty Pictures Sport – Christopher Pike

 

It stays to be seen if Swiatek can win her third consecutive Doha title or if Gauff or Rybakina may win their first title in Qatar.

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