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French Open champion Ostapenko makes season-ending WTA Finals

French Open champion Ostapenko makes season-ending WTA Finals

Undated, Oct 4 (Reuters) French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko became the seventh player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, the WTA said on Wednesday. The Latvian, who will make her first appearance in the Oct. 22-29 event, joins Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki. "I'm extremely happy to qualify for my very first WTA Finals," the 20-year-old said on the WTA website (www.wtatennis.com). "I've had a great season and hope I can continue to play my best tennis in front of all the fans in Singapore." Ostapenko, who is through to the third round of the China Open in Beijing, won the second of her two career titles at the Korea Open in Seoul last month. The top eight singles players at the 7 million US dollar prize money event will face off in a round-robin format for the Billie Jean King Trophy. One place is still available for the showpiece with Britain's Johanna Konta currently holding eighth place in the WTA Race to Singapore standings. Konta, a reserve last year, has suffered five straight defeats, however, and several players could still overhaul her. REUTERS KU 1927

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Invitational Fundraiser Tourney to support underprivileged golfers to be held in Noida

20 Feb 2018 | 10:55 PM

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Du Plessis back in training ahead of Australia test series

20 Feb 2018 | 8:17 PM

CAPE TOWN, Feb 20 (Reuters) South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will begin training on Wednesday as he seeks to prove his fitness ahead of the four-match home test series against Australia starting on March 1.

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Kozhikode to host SR National Volleyball tourney from Feb 21

20 Feb 2018 | 7:00 PM

Kozhikode, Feb 20 (UNI) Kozhikode will host the 66th edition of the eight-day Senior National Volleyball Championship to be held at the Calicut trade centre and V K Krishna Menon Indoor Stadium from February 21.

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Quotes from the Pyeongchang Winter Games on day 11

20 Feb 2018 | 6:56 PM

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 20 (Reuters) Following are memorable quotes from the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday:
"That's the funny thing about the Olympics, if you do the work right you've gained all that stuff in your personal life before you even come to the Olympics.

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Nordic Combined-Rydzek leads German clean sweep

20 Feb 2018 | 6:55 PM

By Mark Trevelyan
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 20 (Reuters) Johannes Rydzek stormed through to win Germany's second Nordic Combined gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday while team mates Fabian Riessle and Eric Frenzel took silver and bronze.

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