Görges fights on – Witthöft goes down
Julia Görges wrestles Czech Lucie Safarova in three sets and is in the last sixteen of Doha. Carina Witthöft has no chance against Caroline Wozniacki.
Julia Görges also made it to the second round of the WTA tournament in Doha and reached the round of sixteen.
After their smooth opening win over Lucie Safarova, the world number ten won the second duel with a Czech player against Barbora Strycova in 24 hours with 6:2,3:6,6:1.
On the other hand, Carina Witthöft missed the round of the 16th place with a clear 2:6,0:6 against the Danish world number one and Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki.
Görges, who on Tuesday took part in the Fed Cup semi-finals against Czech Republic (21. /22. The first-twelfth round of the $3.17 million tournament in the desert state of Qatar will take place for the first time.
The next opponent of the 29-year-old is the winner of the match between the sixth seeded French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) and the Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu.
After the success of Görges against Strycova, Angelique Kerber will fight for the next round on Wednesday evening. Former number one in her first match since the semi-final out of the Australian Open 20 days ago will face Australian Samantha Stosur.