Sofia Araujo and Virginia Riera had certainly dreamed of a different start to the season. Swept in the quarter-finals by their respective former teammates Icardo and Salazar in Riyadh (6/1 6/3), the finalists of the UPT A Coruña Open took the door as soon as they entered the competition in Doha. The fault lies with Ksenia Sharifova and Esther Carnicero who played their luck to the fullest this Monday.

After winning the first set in the tie-break and having suffered the response of the seed 6 in the second set, the outsiders returned to coal and were rewarded with a victory in three sets: 7/6 1/6 6 /3.

After the 8 seed, eliminated a little earlier in the day, it is the 6 seed who is packing his bags for Doha. It's a big surprise to see the Portuguese and the Argentine fall as soon as they enter the fray. Virginia and Sofia, who are starting their second stage together, will quickly have to pull themselves together.

For their part, Ksenia and Esther will try this Tuesday to qualify for the quarter-finals. To achieve this, they will have to beat pair number 14, made up of Carolina Orsi and Marina Lobo in what promises to be one of the many shocks of the day!

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