Posted on February 11, 2018

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) are pleased to sponsor the Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament 2018 at the state-of-the-art Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.  

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark leads the competition this year, after winning her first Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open last month. Wozniacki, currently ranked number one by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), will compete against several of the world’s top players during the thrilling seven day championship, including Simona Halep of Romania, Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, Garbine Muguruza of Spain and Karolina Pilskova of the Czech Republic.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice-President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to sponsor this year’s Qatar Total Open 2018, which will bring many of the world’s most talented female tennis players to compete for the coveted championship title. Every year, this thrilling competition is a major highlight on Qatar’s sports calendar, drawing thousands of spectators and fans of all ages “As a longstanding sponsor of the Qatar Total Open, Qatar Airways demonstrates its continuous support of Qatar’s 2030 vision and promotes the nation’s aim to become a global sports destination. We look forward to showcasing our world-class hospitality this week, and wish all the players the best of luck during the championship.”

Mr. Thabet Musleh, Head of Qatar Duty Free, added: “Qatar Duty Free is proud once again to be actively involved in Qatar’s international calendar of sporting events through our sponsorship of the Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament 2018. Every day we welcome thousands of customers from all over the world into our boutiques and stores at the award winning Hamad International Airport and we look forward to welcoming visitors of this championship to our Qatar Duty Free booth located at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, where they will have the chance to play and win an array of special gifts and prizes signed by the tournament’s top players.”

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Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament Director, Mr. Saad Al-Mohannadi, said: “We are so pleased to once again host the top female tennis players from around the world in Doha at the Qatar Total Open 2018 tournament. We invite all international fans to support their favourite players at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex this week and watch the games live.” Both Qatar Airways and QDF will mark their presence at the event by hosting special booths at the sponsors’ village, offering tennis fans a taste of their five star service. Qatar Airways is the official sponsor of many top-level global sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.

The award-winning airline has received a number of accolades recently, including ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which was held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. In addition to being voted ‘World’s Best Airline’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’

Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The airline is launching a host of exciting new destinations planned for 2018, including Thessaloniki, Greece; Cardiff, U.K. and Hatay, Turkey to name a few.