1
1
1

Three Cities Still In Running To Host WTA Championships

Either Monterrey, Singapore or Tianjin will be selected to host the season finale for 2014 and beyond.

Published January 29, 2013 09:26

Three Cities Still In Running To Host WTA Championships
Stacey Allaster

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA - The WTA announced Tuesday it has narrowed down its choices in the bidding process to host the WTA Championships for 2014 and beyond to Monterrey, México; Singapore; and Tianjin, China.

WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster will visit Monterrey this week, Singapore the week of February 25 and Tianjin the week of March 4. The winning host city will be announced in April.

"The WTA Championships provide cities around the world a stage on which their cities can be showcased. I am very pleased with the amount of international interest the Championships' bidding process has received," Allaster said. "I look forward to meeting with each finalist city and having the opportunity to review, in-person, the details of each bid."

Forty cities originally expressed interest in hosting the WTA's season finale, with Kazan, Russia, and México City, México, the latest to be removed from contention. The event was first played in 1972 in Boca Raton and has also been held in Los Angeles, New York City, Oakland, Munich, Madrid, Doha and its current home of Istanbul.

The WTA Championships features the Top 8 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams of the season competing for $4.9 million in prize money.

Share this page!

Related news

  • Tweets Of The Week: Holiday Spirit

    December 19, 2014
    From mini-Santas, gingerbread houses and quality time with loved ones to more of the off-season grind, it's been a busy week for the WTA stars. And they've been tweeting away...
  • WTA Singapore Office's Official Opening

    December 19, 2014
    The WTA's Singapore office had its official opening ceremony recently. Ribbon cutting, lion dancers, mandarin oranges - it was an action-packed day, see some of the best pics here!
  • Makarova Targets Breakthrough In 2015

    December 19, 2014
    Ekaterina Makarova's performances in the second half of 2014 put her within touching distance of a place in Singapore and a Top 10 debut. Can she achieve these goals in 2015?
To The Top
3