Singapore to host WTA finale

Updated: May 8, 2013, 9:53 AM ET
Associated Press

Eyeing a stronger presence in Asia, the WTA is moving its season-ending championships to Singapore for 2014-18 in a five-year deal worth more than $70 million.

"We're no different than any multinational corporation that looks for growth," WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster said Wednesday in a telephone interview from Singapore. "You just have to look at GDP potential and potential for growth and the billions of fans we can reach in this territory."

The tournament, which invites the ...

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