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Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free congratulate the winner of the Qatar Total Open 2015 women’s tennis tournament

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, the official airline sponsor, and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the official retail sponsor of the Qatar Total Open 2015, congratulate Lucie Safarova, winner of the annual women’s international tennis tournament held at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.


The Qatar Total Open 2015 is part of the ATP World Tour – and every year attracts thousands of spectators to watch as world-class players compete for the prestigious title in the Qatari capital.


This year, top 10 world-ranked women’s tennis players including number five seed Ekaterina Makarova, number six seed Andrea Petkovic and number nine seed Carla Suárez Navarro competed in the 2015 tournament, which culminated in an exciting final between Safarova and Victoria Azarenka – a former world number one. As the biggest win of her career so far, this title will elevate the world number 15 seed Lucie Safarova to number 11.


As part of Qatar Airways’ sponsorship, this year the airline invited spectators to visit its pavilion at the event where they were offered the opportunity to have their photograph taken against a choice of backdrops (the Doha skyline, the Airbus A350 XWB or the Airbus A380) and then given a print of the photograph as a gift from the five-star airline.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways congratulates Lucie Safarova on her win at the Qatar Total Open 2015 and we look forward to welcoming her back to Doha next year to defend her title at this prestigious sporting event.”


 


During the tournament, Qatar Duty Free invited spectators to visit its dedicated pavilion and collect a 10% discount voucher, which they can redeem against their purchases the next time they shop at Qatar Duty Free in Hamad International Airport.


“Qatar Duty Free was delighted to be the official retail sponsor of the Qatar Total Open 2015. We look forward to welcoming all the spectators, who came to our pavilion and collected their 10% discount voucher during the tournament, at our Duty Free shops in Hamad International Airport the next time they travel,” said Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President, Keith Hunter.


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Notes to Editors:


Qatar Airways celebrated its one year anniversary, in October 2014, of joining the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 by Skytrax for the second year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join this global airline alliance, enabling its passengers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures. Qatar Airways has more than 340 aircraft on order with a value of US $70 billion.


For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.


About Qatar Duty Free:


Qatar Duty Free operates out of Hamad International Airport (HIA) in addition to an outlet at Doha Port for the growing number of passengers arriving and departing the State of Qatar by sea. The innovative, award-winning duty free operator has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth year-on-year and is now the second largest duty free operator in the Middle East. In 2014, Qatar Duty Free won the Travel Retailer of the Year - DFNI Global Awards, for the second year in a row.


For more information, visit: www.qatardutyfree.com.qa or our sites on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com


 


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