Venus targets S'pore

HONG KONG: Venus Williams will enter the last-chance saloon at the Hong Kong Open starting on Monday as she eyes a berth in the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore and a top-10 spot for the first time since 2011. For seven-time Grand Slam winner Williams, 35, the event represents her final chance to break into the top nine and thereby qualify for Singapore. The singles draw at the Singapore tournament showcases the top eight in the world, but Williams' sister and world No 1 Serena Williams is sitting out the remainder of the year, meaning No 9 will be enough to qualify.