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Pliskova withdraws from Doha with viral illness


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Karolina Pliskova has pulled out of the Qatar Total Open due to a viral illness. The Czech, who had a first-round bye this week, has been replaced in the singles draw by her twin sister Kristyna. The Pliskovas have been replaced in the doubles draw by Ons Jabeur and Alison Riske. The former World No.1 is coming off a grueling Fed Cup first-round tie last weekend in which the Czech team narrowly lost 3-2 to Romania.