Qatar Ladies Open Tennis 2012

Last week we ventured out to watch the finals of the Qatar Ladies Tennis Open. The finals were between Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (ranked #1) and Australian Sam Stosur (ranked #5). As it was held on a work night, by the time we reached the match Azarenka was leading, with 6-1 in the first set. It was clear Azarenka was a stronger player, returning her shots with her infamous grunts – in the end it was a short but enjoyable game with Azarenka winning the title. Highlights included seeing Martina Hingis and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah who presented the trophies.

Victoria Azarenka with award talking to Her Highness Sheikha Mozah
Sam Stosur serve
Victoria Azarenka returning a serve
Her Highness Sheikha Mozah
Sam Stosur and Martina Hingis