(February 26, 2015) Venus Williams stopped Agnieszka Radwanska for the second time this year 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 to reach the Qatar Open semifinals. Williams knocked out the Pole in the round of 16 at the Australian Open last month.
Williams will face two-time Qatar champion, wild card Victoria Azarenka who defeated third seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1 in her semifinal. Williams is a perfect 4-0 against Azarenka.
No 1 Petra Kvitova fell to Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, for the second time in two weeks.The Spaniard also defeated the Czech in Dubai last week.
Lucie Safarova will challenge Suarez Navarro for a place in the final, after dispatching sixth seed Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-1.
QATAR TOTAL OPEN 2015 – DOHA, QATAR
23-28 FEBRUARY 2015
RESULTS – FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Singles – Quarterfinals
 C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d  P. Kvitova (CZE) 36 60 63
[WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) d  [WC] C. Wozniacki (DEN) 63 61
 V. Williams (USA) d  A. Radwanska (POL) 64 16 63
L. Safarova (CZE) d  A. Petkovic (GER) 62 61
Doubles – Quarterfinals
 S. Hsieh (TPE) / S. Mirza (IND) d M. Krajicek (NED) / B. Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 60 61
 R. Kops-Jones (USA) / A. Spears (USA) d [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) / K. Flipkens (BEL) walkover
H. Chan (TPE) / C. Dellacqua (AUS) d G. Dabrowski (CAN) / M. Erakovic (NZL) 63 62
ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
CENTRE COURT start 4:30 pm
 C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs L. Safarova (CZE)
 V. Williams (USA) vs [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR)
 S. Hsieh (TPE) / S. Mirza (IND) vs H. Chan (TPE) / C. Dellacqua (AUS)
COURT 1 start 5:30 pm
 R. Kops-Jones (USA) / A. Spears (USA) vs  E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS)