Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette Preview & Prediction | 2024 Qatar Open | Second Round
What is this tournament classed as in terms of ranking points? WTA 1000
When is Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette on and what time does it start? Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette will take place on Tuesday 13th February, 2024 – not before 11:00 (UK)
Where is Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette taking place? Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette will take place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar
What surface is Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette being played on? Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette will take place on an outdoor hard court
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What channel is Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette on in the UK? Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette will be televised live on Sky Sports in the UK
Where can I stream Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Qinwen Zheng vs Magda Linette live on Sky Go
21-year-old Qinwen Zheng set a new career-high WTA world ranking of seventh after reaching her maiden Grand Slam final at the Australian Open last month, where she promptly lost to Aryna Sabalenka. The Chinese was already an established rising star of the sport after an excellent 2023 saw her claim her first two titles in Parma and Zhengzhou, as well as reach the round of 16 at the US Open, but it will be fascinating to see how she reacts to that life-changing run with so much added pressure from this moment on.
World number 53 Magda Linette knows all about that pressure after she reached the semi-finals in Melbourne last season. The 32-year-old seriously struggled with the new target on her back practically all year, culminating in a rather upsetting first round exit via injury 12 months on, but she has started to look herself again on tour. A straight-sets victory over Nao Hibino was expected on Monday but it offers the Pole some useful momentum against Zheng, who has not played since the Melbourne final to make this a hugely difficult call. Back Zheng to win outright but leave this one out of an accumulator.
TIP: QINWEN ZHENG TO WIN