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Daniel Kaplan

Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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WTA Moves Finals To Shenzhen In Deal With Gemdale Valued At $1B

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 18 / 18

The WTA Tour will move its season-ending WTA Finals to Shenzhen, China next year in a 10-year deal the circuit describes as a nearly $1BM transaction and the largest one ever in women’s sports. Shenzhen and the Gemdale Corp. will build a downtown, nearly $500M indoor tennis venue, with prize m...

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Tags: North America, Asia, China, Leagues and Governing Bodies

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