Qatar Open is the most popular tennis tournament in the region. Qatar open has played an important role in promoting tennis in Qatar. The country now has many popular tennis clubs like the Al Arabi, Al Saad, Al Ahli, and Al Rayyan sports clubs.
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The first ATP Qatar Open was only for men. The first match was played in January 1993. Over the years Qatar Open has become very popular as many top ranked players have played here. Some of the tennis stars who have played Qatr open are Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Enquist, Nicolas Kiefer, Marc Rosset, Fabrice Santoro etc.
In 2001 Qatar open also invited women participants many great women tennis players like Martina Hingis, Mary Pierce, Sandrine Testud , Arantxa Sanchez Vicario have played matches in this tournaments. Qatar open attracts numerous players and visitors to the region which helps tourism in Qatar to flourish.
Success of Qatar open has played a vital role in promoting tennis in the region. Earlier just three local tournaments were organized throughout the year, now numerous tournaments including tournaments held by private clubs are held on a regular basis.
The price money of Qatar open is US $1.Million and the women who wins the Qatar open women becomes riches by US$600,000. Qatar open is one of the most awaited tennis tournaments in the world, tennis lovers always look out for the dates of the next Qatar Open.
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