Tauson and Cirstea, rivals of Badosa and Muguruza in Doha

Paula Badosa of Spain talks to the media during All Access Hour at the 2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships WTA 1000 tennis tournament AFP7 02/13/2022 ONLY FOR USE IN SPAIN

Paula Badosa and Garbiñe Mugururzaexempt from the first round at the WTA 1,000 Doha as they are seeded number three and five, respectively, You already know who your rivals will be in the second: Clara Tauson and Sorana Cirstea.

Badosa will face Tuesday for the second time Tauson, 19-year-old Danish and 33rd in the worldthat surprised her last year in the semifinals of Lyon (7-5 ​​and 6-1). Muguruza will face on Monday (not before 17:00, DAZN) the fifth confrontation with Cirstea, Romanian, 31 years old and 30th which he won in the previous four. Tauson beat Belinda Bencic (6-4, 3-6 and 6-3) in her debut, while Cirstea eliminated Mayar Sherif (6-2 and 6-1).

The two Spanish representatives in the tournament (they will debut on Tuesday) go on opposite sides of the draw, so they would not face each other until a dream final. In Badosa’s way, if she overcomes the first hurdle, Coco Gauff would be in the second round, Maria Sakkari in the quarterfinals and Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals. In Muguruza’s, Victoria Azarenka, Barbora Krejcikova and Anett Kontaveit.

Doha WTA 1,000 results.

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