Qatar Total Open 2013 Gala Dinner at Ritz Carlton
14 Feb 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013 – Doha, Qatar – Main draw action began at the Qatar Total Open 2013 on Mondaybut on Wednesday night, the players took time to unwind and enjoy at the annual player galadinner. It was held at 7:30pm at the Ritz Carlton Doha. In attendance were Qatar Tennis Federation President, Nasser Al Khelaifi; Secretary General, Yousef Al-Obaidly; Assistant Secretary General, Tariq DarwishZainal; Tournament Director, Saad Al Mohannadi; Tournament Advisor, KarimAlami, and VIP guests from Total Qatar and other sponsors. Speeches were made by Nasser Al Khelaifi and Total E&P Qatar Managing Director, Stephane Michel.

Players in attendance included world No. 1, Victoria Azarenka; two-time Doha champion, Maria Sharapova; 2011 Wimbledon Champion, Petra Kvitova; AgnieszkaRadwanska; and Angelique Kerber. Singles and doubles players were all there to enjoy an evening with sponsors, guests and VIPs. The dinner was invite-only and has always been a highlight for the players coming to the tournament. Tournament Master of Ceremonies, Todd Noonan, was on hand to be the MC for the gala dinner as well. Entertainment included magicians, a balloon man and a pianist.