Sports World: Two more doubles duos make WTA Finals

Two more doubles duos make WTA Finals

Tennis doubles players Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, as well as Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova, will be in Singapore to compete in the Oct 23-Nov 1 BNP Paribas WTA Finals, after both pairs qualified for the prestigious season-ender.

They will join fellow doubles players Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza, as well as Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who made the grade earlier.

The event will feature the top eight singles players as well as top eight doubles players of the season at the Singapore Sports Hub. Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova have qualified for the singles event.

Stags thrash Young Tigers in S-League

Tampines Rovers hammered Malaysian side Harimau Muda 5-1 in an S-League football match at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night.

Rodrigo Antonio Tosi struck a hat-trick and Mateo Roskam netted twice for the winners, who led 3-1 at half-time. Akhir Bahari reduced the margin for the visitors in the 31st minute.

Yapp and team-mates enter knockout phase

DOHA • Singapore pool player Aloysius Yapp beat Kuwait's Omar Al Shaheen 9-5 to enter the round of 64 at the World 9-Ball Championship in Qatar yesterday.

Yapp, the reigning junior world champion, is joined by compatriots Toh Lian Han and Goh Chin Teck in the knockout rounds at Al Arabi Sports Club. Toh edged out China's Chu Bingjie 9-8.

Goh beat Bangladesh's Sayeem Hossain 9-5.

Wada report won't be ready till November

COPENHAGEN • The World Anti-Doping Agency is hoping to receive the much-awaited report on allegations of widespread doping in sport before its board meeting in mid-November.

The independent commission's findings into claims made by German television regarding doping had been initially expected this month.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe