With Simona Halep missing the top seeds in Qatar are world number one Ashleigh Barty, and Sofia Kenin, fourth in the world and winner of the Australian Open in 2020.
Australian Open: The Grand Slam is finally in its full flow, and has seen some exciting tennis. Defending champion Sofia Kenin has been knocked out.
Australian Open: Defending champion Sofia Kenin lost 3-6, 2-6 to Kaia Kanepi in the second round.
Australian Open 2021: Sofia Kenin defeated wildcard Maddison Inglis 7-5, 6-4 in one hour and 26 minutes.
Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka got off to winning starts as they got their Australian Open preparations underway in Melbourne.
French Open: Polish teenager Iga Swiatek won her country's first ever Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as she defeated American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to become the youngest women's French Open champion since 1992.
Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin is targeting a second Grand Slam of the year while the 19-year-old Iga Swiatek has her sights set on becoming Poland's first major singles champion.
French Open: Sofia Kenin will take on Poland's Iga Swiatek in the women's singles final on Saturday.
French Open: Sofia Kenin beat Petra Kvitova 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday to make the Roland Garros final and set-up a clash with the 19-year-old Iga Swiatek.
French Open 2020: Fourth seed Sofia Kenin prevailed 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 over fellow American Danielle Collins to make the semi-finals.
US Open: Second seed Sofia Kenin, who had not lost a game in her first three rounds, never got her service game together against Elise Mertens.
The nine-team US circuit will stage its 45th campaign at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, from July 12-August 2.
Ashleigh Barty beat Laura Siegemund 6-3, 6-2 in the Qatar Open while Sofia Kenin lost to Dayana Yastremska.
Ashleigh Barty stayed on top of the Women's Tennis Association rankings despite losing in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-0 in a deciding doubles as the USA defeated Latvia 3-2 to reach the Fed Cup finals.
Garbine Muguruza gave up a one-set lead and lost the Australian Open final to fiery American 14th seed Sofia Kenin.
Few would have predicted that either Sofia Kenin or Garbine Muguruza would reach the Australian Open final but they have fought their way through to stand one win from glory.