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WTA CEO Steve Simon Says Series Finals Could Make Singapore Permanent Home

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 27 / 16

The next two editions of the WTA Finals will be held in Singapore, and it "could be hosting the season-ender permanently," according to Alvin Chia of the Singapore STRAITS TIMES. WTA CEO Steve Simon yesterday said that he is "keen to find a fixed venue" for the tournament. The WTA Finals have been p...

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