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Tennis: Svitolina wins WTA Finals in Singapore

Monday, 2018-10-29 07:35:12
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Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates with the trophy after winning the singles final against Sloane Stephens of the US. (Reuters)
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An unwavering Elina Svitolina claimed the biggest title of her career with a gritty comeback victory against Sloane Stephens (3-6, 6-2, 6-2) at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

* Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai tycoon, was killed along with four others when his helicopter crashed and then exploded after a Premier League match on Saturday, the soccer club and police said.

* Britain's Lewis Hamilton celebrated his fifth Formula One world championship on Sunday after a Mexican Grand Prix won by Red Bull's Max Verstappen for the second year in a row.

* American Nelly Korda shot a flawless four-under-par 68 in the final round to win her maiden LPGA title by two strokes at the Swinging Skirts Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

* India's Khalin Joshi fired a decisive birdie on the 18th hole to clinch his maiden Asian Tour title at the Panasonic Open India tournament in New Delhi on Sunday.

* Roger Federer claimed his 99th career ATP Tour title on Sunday (Oct 28) but he had to battle to defeat Romanian qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final at Basel.

* Big-serving South African Kevin Anderson secured his spot at next month's season-ending ATP Finals by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 7-6(3) to win the Vienna Open on Sunday.

* Nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb claimed his first WRC victory since 2013 with a thrilling win in Sunday's (Oct 28) Rally of Catalunya, while Sebastien Ogier snatched the championship lead.

* Dries Mertens grabbed a late equaliser to snatch Napoli a 1-1 draw with Roma on Sunday (Oct 28) which saw Carlo Ancelotti's men cut Juventus' lead at the top of Serie A to six points.

* Kylian Mbappe came off the bench and used his electrifying pace to score one and help create another as Paris St Germain won 2-0 at bitter rivals Marseille on Sunday in a fiery match that saw both head coaches sent off after arguing with officials.

Reuters, CNA