Elena Dementieva qualifies for Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha

Elena Dementieva qualifies for Sony Ericsson ChampionshipsWorld number four Elena Dementieva has joined Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Serena Williams and Dinara Safina in qualifying for the Sony Ericsson Championships, the tournament which marks the end of the tennis year, where the world’s Top 8 singles players and Top 4 doubles teams from the season compete for the title.

Olympic champion and US Open 2008 semifinalist Dementieva, who also clinched Dubai title, is currently ranked fifth in the Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships with 2,855 points.

Only three more spots remain in the singles draw of the tournament, as five spots have been taken. Maria Sharapova currently sits at No.6 with 2,515 points, followed by Venus Williams with 2,106 points and Svetlana Kuznetsova with 2,022 points.

The prestigious tournament will be held in Doha, Qatar from November 4-9, 2008. It will be the biggest tennis event ever to take place in the region.

Last year Justine Henin won the title at the Sony Ericsson Championships. Then, the tournament was in Madrid. (source: Sony Ericsson WTA Tour)

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