After eight third-round matches on Thursday at the Qatar Total Open, we know all the quarterfinal pairs and defending champion Karolina Pliskova is not in any of them, as the world No.5 lost 7-6(4) 6-3 to 18-year-old qualifier Catherine Bellis, who claimed the biggest win of her career by eliminating one of her idols from the Premier 5 tournament’s draw. CiCi will next play second-ranked Simona Halep, who on a chilly Doha day for the first time wore a long-sleeve Nike top during her victory over Anastasija Sevastova.
Our photographer Jimmie48 managed to cover all the third-round matches, so we also have photos of the triumphs of Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitova, Julia Goerges, Caroline Garcia and Garbine Muguruza. Enjoy!
MORE QATAR TOTAL OPEN 2018 PHOTOS:
- Wednesday: Halep’s first match in NikeCourt, second round wrapped up
- Tuesday: First round action completes, Muguruza & Garcia move into third round
- Monday: Sharapova falls to Niculescu in the first round, Radwanska progresses
- Sunday: Qualifying complete, Wozniacki & Svitolina play tennis at equestrian club
- Saturday: Draw ceremony, Sharapova & kids, player practices
- Friday: Radwanska, Cibulkova, Vesnina, Vekic and others take the practice court