For the players who have been participating over the years, Qatar Total Open is more than just a fiesta of tennis.
To them, the annual tournament is another opportunity to enjoy the warm hospitality Qatar is well known for and a privilege to know more about the country and the culture of the people.
In line with this well lauded annual tradition, world No. 1Caroline Wozniacki and Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina took time out to visit the Al Shaqab, a member of the Qatar Foundation, on Sunday where they took part in a series of photo shoot.
The stars learnt about the several activities of the centre and also receive hands-on information about the breeding and training of the Arabian horse.
They were later taken round the massive facility, that has continued to play host to several international and regional equestrian events.
“I’m greatly impressed with what I’ve seen here. This is a massive facility and I’ve enjoyed every bit of my stay. It’s really great riding on the Arabian horse,” the Australian Open champion Wozniacki said.