Singapore Is Strong Contender To Host 2014 WTA Finals, 24 Dec 2012
Singapore is moving into what looks like pole position as host of the WTA year-end event when it leaves Istanbul after 2013. That’s the feeling of local organisers in the rich city-state which is among a handful of candidates to next host the WTA wrapup event from 2014.
Kazan, Russia, Mexico City and Tianjin in China are the other candidates. But Singapore reportedly beats the lot on infrastructure while remaining something of a question mark about attracting the kinds of 12,000-plus crowds which have marked the successful run in Turkey.
Factors in favour of Singapore include a stable, thriving economy, an affluent populate and much less red tape and administrative burdens than the other candidates. Full story