Irina Begu and Daria Kasatkin will meet in the first round of the tournament in Doha, broadcast live on bet365.
Begu has a chance to take revenge on the Russian athlete, who defeated her in the first match of the season at Brisbane. This game will be streamed at bet365 - LIVE VIDEO & SCORE on bet365.com.
Immediately after the defeat against Belgium, Federation Cup, scoring 1-3 in Bucharest, Irina Begu went to Qatar. Begu will start against Daria Kasatkin in the Doha tournament, streamed this week at bet365. The two players met at the start of this season in Brisbane and Russia has won with a double 6-3.
If she will get over Kasatkin, Begu will meet Angelique Kerber, qualified directly into the second round.
"I'm trying to acclimate quickly, it will play out, what's different, but I hope to play better," Begu said.
World number 28, Begu won only one of the 5 matches played in 2017.
"I am very satisfied with the way she prepared and I have great confidence in her and that she will succeed to return to her full form. Irina is preparing hard since I started winter training.
Unfortunately, she failed to find her best game in the last matches. She comes after a final season, 2016 less successful. She needs more matches, a couple of wins to regain confidence, "said Adrian Cruciat Irina Begu's coach".
Simona Halep won the trophy in Doha in 2014.