It was a high-quality final between Petra Kvitova and Garbiñe Muguruza at the 2018 Qatar Total Open as the Czech ultimately prevailed despite being down-and-out during the early stages. This win also sealed her return to the top-10 in the rankings for the first time since 2016.
It was a top-notch performance from Simona Halep to defeat Catherine Bellis in straight sets for a place in the semifinals of the Qatar Total Open, though she was forced to withdraw due to a lingering foot injury which she sustained in January.
A top-notch performance from world number three Garbiñe Muguruza was enough to dispatch the dangerous Sorana Cirstea in straight sets as the Spaniard moved into the quarterfinals of the Qatar Total Open.
A top-notch performance from Dominika Cibulkova sealed a straight-sets victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the opening round of the Qatar Total Open as the Russian's struggles in 2018 continued to bother her.