ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA - Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva are the last two qualifiers for the season-ending WTA Championships - Doha 2010.


"I congratulate Jelena and Elena on qualifying for the WTA Championships," said Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA. "Both Jelena and Elena consistently perform at the highest level year in and year out, and it's great to see them qualify for what promises to be a terrific finale to the 2010 season."


Jankovic will be playing the WTA Championships for the fourth year in a row. A semifinalist the last two years at the season-ending event, has had a strong season, winning her 12th career title at Indian Wells, reaching the finals of Rome and the semifinals of Roland Garros. She also became the seventh player ever to beat both Williams sisters at the same tournament (at Rome).


"I am really excited to have qualified for the year-end Championships yet again," Jankovic said. "I've played in Doha for the last two years and look forward to going back and competing with the best players in the world."


Dementieva will be playing the WTA Championships for the 10th time in her career. A semifinalist in 2000 and 2008, she has also had a strong season, winning her 15th and 16th career titles at Sydney and Paris [Indoors], reaching finals at Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo and also the semifinals of Roland Garros.