Singapore stands as the most likely candidate to receive the honors of hosting the 2014 WTA Championship as organizers look to making the sport more accessible to the Asian market and expect to see an amazing fan turnout in bustling Singapore.
The WTA Championships, the prestigious year-end tournament that features the top eight singles players and beginning in 2014, the top eight doubles teams, is in its last year in Istanbul. The WTA announced the four cities under consideration to host the tournament in 2014 and beyond in October: Mexico City; Kazan, Russia; Tianjin, China; and Singapore. While the award won’t be announced until the spring of 2013, Sports Illustrated‘s Jon Wertheim reports that Singapore is the front-runner to win the bid.
In his weekly Mailbag, Wertheim reports that “multiple sources say that Singapore is the likely new home of the year-end championships.”
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