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Singapore will host the WTA Championship 2014-2018
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Singapore will host the WTA Championship 2014-2018
Link: Singapore to host WTA Championship from 2014

Quote:Singapore beat rival bids from China's Tianjin and Monterrey in Mexico for the season finale, which next year will boast a purse of $6.5 million, its largest ever.

Link: S'pore ideal for hosting top events: Clerc
08-May-2013 07:27 AM
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RE: Singapore will host the WTA Championship 2014-2018
Nice arena!

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I just hope they are as good of a host as Istanbul was.
08-May-2013 09:35 AM
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RE: Singapore will host the WTA Championship 2014-2018
It will be hard for Singapore to equal Istanbul in terms of fan support.
09-May-2013 03:39 AM
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RE: Singapore will host the WTA Championship 2014-2018
Yeah tennis in Asia is pretty dicey in general in terms of turn out for tennis events. This was a big gamble by the WTA.
09-May-2013 07:36 AM
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RE: Singapore will host the WTA Championship 2014-2018
I think they should have signed on for 3 more years in Turkey. The men have found a home at the O2 arena in London and they are staying put for awhile. The only way I see Asia pulling in enough fan support is if Li Na qualifies for the final 8 every year.
09-May-2013 12:39 PM
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RE: Singapore will host the WTA Championship 2014-2018
(09-May-2013 12:39 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  I think they should have signed on for 3 more years in Turkey. The men have found a home at the O2 arena in London and they are staying put for awhile. The only way I see Asia pulling in enough fan support is if Li Na qualifies for the final 8 every year.
Yes, but even then they will only attract a big crowd for the sessions that Li Na is involved in whereas in Istanbul each session was a sell-out. I agree that they should have given it to Istanbul for another three years, or even permanently. They earned to keep it as a reward for their support and enthusiasm in my opinion. It's more fun for the girls to play in such an atmosphere as well. But sadly enough it doesn't work that way.
09-May-2013 01:26 PM
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