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Women's Qatar Classic Returns After Eight-Year Absence

10 Sep 2023

The first women's Qatar Classic since 2015 got underway in Doha yesterday as the world's top players began their bid for the 2023 QTerminals Qatar Classic crown.

With action taking place on four courts at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex, there were plenty of comebacks, upsets and five-gamers.

On the all-glass show court, Hong Kong's Ka Yi Lee and England's Katie Malliff both came from behind to record wins in five games, with Lee beating Egypt's Hana Moataz and Malliff getting the better of Finland's Emilia Soini.

On the traditional courts, Nour Aboulmakarim overcame both opponent and injury to eke out a 3/2 win against club mate Menna Hamed, while 16-year-old Amina Orfi continued to impress as she upset fellow Egyptian Nadine Shahin.