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WUHAN, China, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Johanna Konta defeated Carla Suarez Navarro on Wednesday in the third round of the Wuhan Open, a match featuring two players battling for a spot among the Top 8, who will qualify for the WTA Finals Singapore.

The win positions Konta 246 points out of the Top 8, and she could narrow the gap to 86 points should she advance to the semifinals. While the cutoff for the Top 8 will be a moving target, the narrow gap certainly indicates that a Top 8 finish for Konta is within striking distance.

Meanwhile, world No. 5 Simona Halep can secure her spot in Singapore by reaching the semifinals in Wuhan. She will play America's Madison Keys in the quarterfinals Thursday.

If Keys defeats Halep, the Romanian could still qualify this week, but that will require several results to fall in her favor.

While the focus centers on the "Road to Singapore" leaderboard at this time of the year, Konta also has a chance to make her top 10 debut on the WTA rankings this week, provided she is able to reach the finals in Wuhan with other results falling in her favor.

Currently ranked world No. 13, Konta faces a tough road to the Finals with a quarterfinal matchup against Petra Kvitova and a potential semifinal against the winner of Halep vs. Keys.

It has been 32 years since the world top 10 included a British woman. Jo Durie graced the top 10 in August 1984, before dropping out after a first round loss at the 1984 US Open.

Only three British woman have found their way to the top 10: Virginia Wade (with a career-high of No. 2), Sue Barker (with a career-high of No. 3) and Durie (wtih a career-high of No. 5).

Konta is scheduled to play the China Open in Beijing next week and the Hong Kong Tennis Open the following week.


A black U.S. military veteran of the Afghan war who said he wanted to ""kill white people"" apparently acted alone in a sniper attack that killed five police officers at a protest in Dallas decrying police shootings of black men, officials said on Friday.

Seven other police officers and two civilians were wounded in the ambush in downtown Dallas on Thursday night, officials said. Police killed the gunman Men's Nike Air Force 1 Low Grey 488298-044 UK Sale , identified by authorities as 25-year-old Micah Johnson, with a bomb-carrying robot after cornering him in a parking garage, ending an hours-long standoff.

A search of Johnson's home in the nearby suburb of Mesquite found ""bomb-making materials, ballistic vests, rifles Nike Air Force 1 Mid 07 White UK Sale , ammunition and a personal journal of combat tactics,"" Dallas police said in a report on Friday. Police said Johnson had no previous criminal history.

On Thursday night, the sound of gunfire sent a panicked crowd of hundreds of protesters screaming and running for their lives near the end of an otherwise peaceful march to protest police killings of two black men this week in Minnesota and Louisiana. Police officers patrolling the Dallas demonstration at the time believed they were under attack by several gunmen.

By late afternoon on Friday, however, investigators had concluded that Johnson Men's Nike Air Force 1 Low White 456814-102 UK Sale , armed with a rifle, was the lone gunman.

“At this time, there appears to have been one gunman, with no known links to or inspiration from any international terrorist organisation,” U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told reporters in New York.

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Three other people were detained by police, but authorities have not publicly linked them to the shootings. Still, officials said they were looking for evidence of any possible co-conspirators.

The ambush marked the highest death toll for U.S. police in the line duty from a single event since the Sept. 11 Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Womens UK Sale , 2001, attacks.


The attack was certain to complicate rising tensions between minority communities and law enforcement following a string of high-profile killings of unarmed black men at the hands of police across the country over the past two years, giving rise to the Black Lives Matter protest movement.

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Dallas Police Chief David Brown called Thursday's incident ""a well-planned, well-thought-out, evil tragedy."" He added, ""We are determined to not let this person steal this democracy from us.""

During lengthy negotiations with police Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit UK Sale , the gunman told police he was angry about the Louisiana and Minnesota killings, Brown told reporters.

""The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated that he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,"" said Brown, who is African-American.

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