Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free, sponsors of the Qatar Total Open 2016, congratulate Carla Suárez Navarro, winner of the annual women’s international tennis tournament held at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, after an exciting final match held on 27 February.

Part of the Women’s Tennis Association Championships, the Qatar Total Open 2016 drew spectators from Doha and around the world, who came to watch the tennis world’s elite compete for the coveted title. The tournament this year featured seven of the world’s top 10 singles female tennis players, including Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Garbiñe Muguruza, Petra Kvitova, Belinda Bencic and Lucie Safarova.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, commented:

Qatar Airways congratulates Carla Suárez Navarro on her win at the Qatar Total Open 2016 and we look forward to welcoming her back to Doha next year to defend her title.’

‘As one of the world’s leading airlines, I am proud of our close alignment with high-profile sporting partnerships, both in Doha and around the globe. By partnering with key sports sponsorships such as the Qatar Total Open, we reflect the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something that is at the core of our own brand message – Going Places Together.’

Throughout the tournament, sponsors Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free invited spectators to take part in a range of family activities on offer at the Public Village inside the stadium. Fans were photographed posing in front of their favourite holiday destinations, including Qatar Airways’ soon-to-be-launched new destinations Sydney, Atlanta and Birmingham.

Visitors to the Qatar Duty Free pavilion discovered a range of luxury fashion brands available from the duty free retailer at Hamad International Airport, and were able to enter a draw to win an Audi R8.

Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events from the recent Exxon Mobil Tennis Championships and the International Premier Tennis League – Asia, through to the airline’s high profile sponsorship of FC Barcelona.

Qatar Airways is now in its 19th year of operations and operates a modern fleet of 177 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.

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