Elise Mertens battled back from a set down to defeat number one seed Simona Halep to win the Qatar Total Open
Belgium's Elise Mertens advance to the final with a three sets win against German's Angelique Kerber 6-4, 2-6, 1-6, 6-2 Qatar Friday in the second seminal of the tournament.
Halep fought back to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina and to reach the final of Qatar Total Open Open on Friday.
Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber sealed their places in the last eight in Doha with straight-sets victories on Wednesday.
Caroline Wozniacki pulled out of the Qatar Open due to illness on a day in which she was due to face Karolina Muchova in the first round.
Naomi Osaka had planned to play her first tournament since winning the Australian Open in Qatar, but injury has ruled her out.
Petra Kvitova comes from a set down to win Qatar Open with 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Garbiñe Muguruza
Foot injury forces Romanian star to retire from the Qatar Total Open
Angelique Kerber to play Caroline Wozniacki after come back win over Johanna Konta
18 year-old Catherine Bellis progresses at the expense of 2017 winner Karolina Pliskova
The quarter-finals of the Qatar Open beckons for Garbine Muguruza, who was too strong for Sorana Cirstea in round three.
In her first match since losing the Australian Open final, Simona Halep looked at her best in an easy win over Ekaterina Makarova.
Ukrainian progresses in straight sets, Radwanska or Kvitová await in the next round
Garbine Muguruza won her first match with Conchita Martinez back her in corner, while Petra Kvitova continued her winning streak in Qatar.
Karolina Pliskova beat Caroline Wozniacki for the first time in her career to claim the Qatar Open title on Saturday.
Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria arrived home Saturday to a hero's welcome from a huge crowd of supporters and a "water salute" for their plane at Algiers airport.
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo announced on Saturday his retirement from international football after winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi lauded his players and claimed they deserved their Africa Cup of Nations success after a narrow final win.
Senegal and Algeria will contest the AFCON final, but pre-match focus is on the long friendship of coaches Djamel Belmadi and Aliou Cisse.
Odion Ighalo boosted his chances of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after he netted Nigeria's winner to ensure his side third place in the tournament with a 1-0 victo
Algeria head coach Djamel Belmadi hailed their AFCON triumph as an 'unbelievable' achievement for the country.