Singapore to host WTA Championships from 2014

Singapore, May 8 (IANS) Singapore beat Tianjin in China and Monterrey in Mexico to be named as host for the year-ending Women’s Tennis Association Championships for the next five years.

The city state will stage the year-end final from 2014 with a record purse of $6.5 million, reports Xinhua.

The season-ending event features the top eight women’s tennis players and from next year, the eight leading women’s doubles pairs too. It will be the Asia-Pacific region’s second biggest tennis tournament after the Australian Open Grand Slam.

The 2013 event will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

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