Martina Hingis qualifies for the Chase Championships

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Martina Hingis is the eighth player to qualify for the Chase Championships, the WTA Tour finale, at Madison Square Garden on 18-24 November. The tournament will be contested by 16 women, who qualify via a points system through the season. Hingis' rivals already include Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Lindsay Davenport, Conchita Martinez and Kimiko Date.

PARIS OPEN (France) Second round: P Korda (Cz Rep) bt M Rios (Chile) 6-3 6-4. Third round: M Gustafsson (Swe) bt W Ferreira (SA) 6-2 6-4; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt T Martin (US) 6-4 3-6 7-6; M Rosset (Swit) bt F Mantilla (Sp) 7-5 3-6 6-4 7-6; S Edberg (Swe) bt F Wibier (Neth) 4-6 6-4 6-2; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 6-1 6-4; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt M Washington (US) 6-4 6-3; A Boestch (Fr) bt M Chang (US) 6-1 6-3, T Enqvist (Swe) bt C Moya (Sp) 6-2 7-6.

KREMLIN CUP WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Moscow) Quarter-finals: B Paulus (Aut) bt E Makarova (Rus) 6-2 5-7 6-0; C Martinez (Sp) bt K Studenikova (Slovak) 6-3 6-1; B Schett (Aut) bt Y Tatarkova (Ukr) 6-0 6-2; S Appelmans (Bel) bt R Dragomir (Rom) 6-1 6-3.

AMERITECH CUP WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Chicago) Second round: M Seles (US) bt E Likhovtseva (Rus) 6-2 6-1; I Spirlea (Rom) bt M J Fernandez (US) 6-1 6-2.

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