The WTA Championships is the year-end tournament that only the best eight singles players in the world for that entire year qualify to compete in. The top eight doubles teams also are showcased and compete for the prized year-end World No.1 title just as the singles players do. The 2013 WTA Championships are being held in Instanbul in Turkey for one last year.
The WTA officially announced that the four cities being considered to host the tournament in 2014 and beyond (normally a 3-year term is awarded) are: Mexico City; Kazan in Russia; Tianjin in China and Singapore. The official confirmation of where the 2014 WTA Championships will be held is scheduled to be announced in the beginning of February.
A number of reports are circulating that Singapore is the most likely to win the WTA Championships bid given how well Singapore fits into the WTA agenda for growing women’s tennis around the world. Singapore is very attractive for people in the tennis industry like me here at OnCourt Advantage and so would be to the WTA.
Singapore is pouring millions of dollars into a state of the art world class Sporting Hub. The WTA is particularly savvy and on the money with it’s focus on Asia, accessing the Asian markets and just like in Istanbul, Turkey strong facilitation of the growth of tennis in Singapore, especially at the international level.
Given my lengthy experience in South East Asia and in particular Hong Kong and Singapore I can definitely vouch for the fact that choosing Singapore would be by far, the best choice in meeting the expectations and aims. The expectations and aims for the host nation selection in best achieving growth of tennis for females in Asia and accessing the Asian markets in the cosmopolitan society of Singapore.
Where do you think the WTA Championships should be held?
The 2013 WTA Championships will be held in Istanbul, Turkey commencing on Tuesday 22 October through to Women’s Singles Final day on Sunday 27 October. Once the official 2013 WTA Championships tickets are available to buy you can purchase them here-> 2013 WTA Championships tickets.