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Oct 15th, 2007, 10:39 PM
Associated Press

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Serena Williams has qualified for next month's season-ending WTA Championships in Madrid.


Williams arrived at the Zurich Open on Monday to discover she was the fifth player to qualify, along with Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Ana Ivanovic.

The Australian Open champion reached Sunday's final of the Kremlin Cup before losing to Elena Dementieva.

The year-end championship ranking calculations are long and complicated at this point of the season because of the number of players still in the hunt, various injuries that can prevent them from gaining points, and the number of tournaments remaining.

The championship features the season's top eight singles players. At least six other players can still qualify for the remaining berths in the Madrid championships Nov. 6-11.

Williams is among seven of the world's top 10 players at the Zurich event. Reigning champion Maria Sharapova withdrew on Saturday because of a long-standing right-shoulder injury. The tournament also lost Martina Hingis, who pulled out with a hip problem.

Williams, who withdrew from the last two tournaments in Zurich, is slated to play her opening match against local favorite Patty Schnyder on Tuesday. Williams lost in the second round of the 1997 qualification stage and won the doubles event with sister Venus in 1998.

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Oct 15th, 2007, 11:13 PM
:woohoo: Go Rena

Oct 15th, 2007, 11:20 PM

Oct 15th, 2007, 11:27 PM
I just saw that on the site :lol:

Way to go Serena :yeah:

Oct 15th, 2007, 11:32 PM
never in doubt, despite playing half the tournaments of her 'rivals'

Oct 16th, 2007, 12:12 AM

Oct 16th, 2007, 12:14 AM
Congratulations Serena ! :yeah:

Oct 16th, 2007, 12:15 AM

Oct 16th, 2007, 12:18 AM
As I said yesterday.

Oct 16th, 2007, 12:19 AM
:awww: :yeah:

Oct 16th, 2007, 12:23 AM
Damn. she just played 'local favorite' on Sunday in moscow, and now she has to play local favorite again. Go Rena. :banana:

Oct 16th, 2007, 12:23 AM
One final chance to redeem your season Serena! :( Don't f*ck it up! :(

Oct 16th, 2007, 12:42 AM
Cool :cool:

Oct 16th, 2007, 01:59 AM
credit to godominique for already stating the obvious lol...but i don't mind cheering again!!! wo0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0

Oct 16th, 2007, 02:05 AM
I'm glad she made it...Serena still needs some serious work though..she honestly needs to change her attitude and get in better shape...she's going to continue to beat herself up if she doesent. I hope she going in and kick some ass though lol...but i dont like seeing her play when she's not playing like I know she can....Any word on Big Vee yet?

Oct 16th, 2007, 03:46 AM
Congratulations Serena I want you to win the yec but first win the Zurich Open please!!!
Good Luck in that tournamnet Serena

Oct 16th, 2007, 04:46 AM
Ooooh, I can't wait!!! Serena at the YEC!!! YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 16th, 2007, 06:31 AM
yay :woohoo:

Oct 16th, 2007, 06:32 AM

Oct 16th, 2007, 06:54 AM
Rena :yeah: :banana: :woohoo:

Oct 16th, 2007, 07:22 AM
Welcome to the "Elite 8 Club of 2007", Serena :yeah:

Now, with 3 more spots to go... I can't wait to know who! (although it's most likely Anna, Venus and Maria).

Oct 16th, 2007, 07:36 AM
I don't see this on the offical site, is this for real.

Oct 16th, 2007, 11:35 AM

Oct 16th, 2007, 11:37 AM
I don't see this on the offical site, is this for real.

it's on the Zurich Open site :cool:

Oct 16th, 2007, 11:39 AM
:bounce: Well done by Serena.

Oct 16th, 2007, 12:35 PM
with a strong showing at the YEC she can be in the top four at the end of season.