Osaka seals her Singapore spot with Beijing win

Osaka seals her Singapore spot with Beijing win

Osaka seals her Singapore spot with Beijing win

US Open champion Naomi Osaka has become the third player to secure a berth at the season-ending WTA Finals later this month after the 20-year-old from Japan amassed enough points in the Race to Singapore to qualify for the eight-woman event.

Osaka stunned Serena Williams in straight sets to claim her and Japan’s first ever Grand Slam title in New York last month and she backed that up with a run to the final of the Pan Pacific Open to all but ensure she would make her debut in Singapore.

After beating Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas 6-4, 6-3 in her opening match at the China Open in Beijing on Monday, Osaka joined Romanian world No 1 Simona Halep and German Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber as qualifiers for the WTA Finals.

Osaka seals her Singapore spot with Beijing win

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