Anne Keothavong had what was probably a distasteful job over the weekend. Both of her opponents in the Doha qualifying draw were fellow Brits. In the first round, Keothavong defeated Laura Robson 6-1, 6-1, and in the second, she defeated Heather Watson 6-4, 6-4.
Keothavong will play Tamira Paszek in the first round of the main draw. The top seed in Doha is world number 1 Victoria Azarenka.