Zvonareva and Stosur sixth and seventh to qualify for Istanbul


Vera Zvonareva and Samantha Stosur have occupied the sixth and seventh spot in the draw of the $4,900,000 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, which means that only one more player can qualifier for the singles competition and that will be either Agnieszka Radwanska or Marion Bartoli.

In order for Bartoli to qualify, she would need to win both Osaka and Moscow and Radwanska would have to lose before the quarterfinals of Moscow. The player who doesn’t take the eighth spot will join Andrea Petkovic as an alternate.

This will be Zvonareva’s fifth time to play the elite year-end Championships, while Stosur played last year for the first time.

Besides the two new additions to the draw, Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka and Li Na had already qualified.

For the past three years the prestigious event was held in Doha, and this year it will take place in Istanbul for the first time. The 2010 champion was Kim Clijsters, whose injuries have prevented her for playing since August. (photos: sr_cranks)

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  1. I hope we’ll see Radwanska in Istanbul. She is playing great and consistently for past 2-3 months. And i gotta say, Istanbul needs a player that is right now in good form.

  2. @Mirjana: totally agree with you. Aggie is playing the best of all the players as well as the best she has ever played
    and I am hoping for an interesting tournament at Istanbul. With Caro, Kvitova, Li Na, Sam Stosur, and Maria slumping.. looks like Aggie Vika and Vera are looking good to make the finals there


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