October 25, 2008

Doha: The Elite Eight

Photo courtesy of Aaress @ On The Baseline Tennis News (www.onthebaseline.com)

It's official. The following women have qualified for the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, Qatar: (Current #1) Jelena Jankovic, (Roland Garros Champion) Ana Ivanovic, (US Open Champion) Serena Williams, Dinara Safina, (Olympic Gold Medalist - Singles) Elena Dementieva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, (Wimbledon Champion)Venus Williams and Vera Zvonareva.

The world’s top eight singles players and top four doubles teams will compete for the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships title and a share of the record prize money of $4.45 million. The Sony Ericsson Championships are set to take place at the Khalifa International Tennis Complex in Doha, Qatar, November 4-9, 2008.

Former singles champions include Tracy Austin, Kim Clijsters, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Martina Navratilova, Gabriela Sabatini, Serena Williams and Justine Henin.

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