Doha: Safarova v Goerges
Following the Fed Cup weekend, Lucie will go to Doha, Qatar. That tournament holds many memories for her as she won the title in 2015, the biggest one of her career to date. Lucie is unfortunately facing a tough draw: she will meet the German Julia Goerges (WTA #10) in the first round. They have met 4 times before and each won twice, but they haven’t played against each other since 2014.
If she wins, Lucie will either play her friend Barbora Strycova (Bara leads the H2H 3-2) or Aleksandra Krunic (#WTA 47) that Lucie has always beaten in their 2 previous meetings. In the third round, she could potentially find the French Open 2017 Champion, Jelena Ostapenko, on the other side of the net. Lucie should start either on Monday or Tuesday.
The full draw is not yet released (qualifying rounds are still ongoing) but we will update this post once it’s published.
We wish Lucie good luck in Doha!