STOSUR AND SCHIAVONE SEAL DOHA PLACES

Australia’s Sam Stosur and Francesca Schiavone of Italy have
both qualified for the singles draw of the
WTA Championships for the first
time.

The pair will join Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Serena
Williams and Kim Clijsters at the Doha event at the end of the
month.

”I’ve been there a few times for doubles, so to qualify in
singles is very exciting,” said world number eight Stosur. ”It’s
always been a goal of mine to achieve this.”

Venus Williams also qualified for the event but was forced to
withdraw with a knee injury which has ended her season, meaning
there are two places left up for grabs, currently occupied by
Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva.