At the WTA Doha 2021, Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza won without suffering particularly, who defeated Cagla Buyukakcay and Veronika Kudermetova respectively in two sets. Great performance by Victoria Azarenka: the former world number one played tennis of the highest level and defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova in two sets.
Kiki Bertens had played her di lei last game at the Roland Garros2020, before stopping due to a problem in her left foot. Upon her return, Bertens faced Jelena Ostapenko, who left her opponent only two games and gained access to the second round.
The Belarusian Victoria Azarenka reached the second round of the tournament after a convincing victory against experienced Russian champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, winning with the final score of 6-2 6-3. In the next Round Azarenka will challenge the winner of the match between Elena Rybakina and Laura Siegemund.
Below the highlights of Azarenka's first round wins.