27 Oct '15, 11am

Tennis: This year's @WTAFinalsSG to serve wider array of offerings

Nearly 130,000 spectators got to catch a slice of the action at the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals last year - a new milestone - but tournament director Melissa Pine wants to do even better this year. Yesterday, she revealed that the organisation is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to build on the momentum gained from last year's edition, which was the first to be held in Singapore. Pine said: "There will be more matches, more action and more content for fans to see." On court, the prize purse has increased from US$6.5 million (S$9.1 million) to US$7 million, thus providing greater incentive for the players. A round-robin format for the doubles has been introduced to spice things up. Off-court, the organisers have kept ticket prices affordable, starting at $16.90. For the first time, the public will be able to hit tennis balls with the best players in the worl...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/wta-finals-to-serve-wid...

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