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Singapore grabs WTA Championships in record deal

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Singapore on Wednesday won the right to host the showpiece WTA Championships from 2014 in a record five-year deal which looks set to give a huge boost to tennis in Asia. The wealthy Southeast Asian city-state beat rival bids from China’s Tianjin and Monterrey in Mexico for the season finale. “This is the largest and most significant WTA Championships partnership in our history,” Stacey Allaster (picture), chairwoman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), told a packed press conference. “It’s a record-breaker.”AFP/PHOTO: REUTERS


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