February 12: Qatar Airways is all set to sponsor the Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament 2018 in Doha in collaboration with and Qatar Duty Free (QDF).
Issuing a press statement, Qatar Airways said that Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki 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.
According to the airlines, the tournament will be held from February 12-18 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
Qatar Airways Senior Vice-President Marketing and Corporate Communications, 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.”
Both Qatar Airways and QDF said they 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 said it 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.