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King will be in Singapore

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) have announced Billie Jean King as an official ambassador of the 2014 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

One of the most respected and influential figures in the game, King a former world No. 1, won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.

Joining fellow greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova as a formal advocate of the WTA's grand season finale, the 70-year-old American will be on hand to present the singles champion with the Billie Jean King Trophy.

The tournament, which features the top eight women's singles players in the world rankings and the top eight doubles pairs, will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from Oct 17 to 26.