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SBD Global/October 30, 2012/Events and Attractions

Event Notes: WTA Announces Four Bid Cities To Host Championships

The WTA has announced the four candidate cities that are bidding to host the WTA Championships from '14 and beyond. Based on their applicant files, the cities of Kazan, Russia; Mexico City, Mexico; Singapore; and Tianjin, China have been selected by the WTA to enter the final phase of the bidding process. The four cities were selected following an initial phase that saw 43 parties express interest in hosting the event. The winning city will be announced in the spring (WTA). ... The China Grassroots Football Expo will kick off for the first time on Thursday lasting through Sunday. The event will be held in Hangzhou, China and will "highlight the major projects and key individuals aiming to establish the sport of football for Chinese athletes, coaches, fans and enthusiasts" (, 10/29).

The 2015 Solheim Cup will be held at the St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany. It will be the first time  the women's version of the Ryder Cup will be held in the country, just outside of Frankfurt (, 10/29). ... The U.K.'s Jamega Pro Tour "will offer its top players fully paid trips to the Mena Tour" beginning next year, in what will be dubbed the "Race to the Gulf" (GULF NEWS, 10/29).
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