WTA Finals gets 
a 10 rating

Crowd figure set to cross 100,000 mark; Allaster game to celebrate SG50 at next year's event

FAN FEVER: Maria Sharapova (above) obliging autograph hunters on Friday. Before yesterday's semi-finals, total attendance at the WTA Finals, where fans caught the likes of Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic in action, was about 92,000.
FAN FEVER: Maria Sharapova obliging autograph hunters on Friday. Before yesterday's semi-finals, total attendance at the WTA Finals, where fans caught the likes of Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic (above) in action, was about 92,000.

Local tennis fans could be in for a treat when the BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals Singapore presented by SC Global returns next year.

After a press conference yesterday where she reviewed this WTA season and announced plans for 2015, WTA chairman and chief executive Stacey Allaster told The New Paper she was keen for next year's tournament to commemorate Singapore's 50th birthday bash.

She said: "Well, we haven't had conversations yet with the Government, but certainly we look forward to celebrating SG50 and finding ways to integrate that into the 2015 Finals."

The Republic is the new home of WTA's annual and most prestigious event until 2018.

Canadian Allaster is game to tweak the Finals, a "sport entertainment spectacle", as she calls it.

Read the full report in our print edition on Oct 26.

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