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WTA WELCOMES WTA LEGENDS NAVRATILOVA, SÁNCHEZ VICARIO BACK TO SINGAPORE 200 DAYS OUT

WTA Legends Martina Navratilova and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario will return as ambassadors of the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

 

ST PETERSBURG, FL, USA - WTA Legends Martina Navratilova and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario are officially back on board as ambassadors of the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

Kicking off her ambassadorial duties at the Miami Open, Sánchez Vicario met with several members of Latin American media, sharing her experience in Singapore having attended it for the last two years and spoke about how she was looking forward to returning for the third time.

Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Martina Navratilova

"I always have such a great time in Singapore and I am so glad to be going back again this year," said Sánchez Vicario. "The WTA Finals is a really special event and to be able to still be part of it now is such an honor. The fans in Singapore are so much fun and the matches are always very exciting to watch. So far the leaderboard this year has been really interesting and I am very curious to see who is going to make it to make the top eight this time."

Navratilova, after whom the WTA Finals Doubles trophy is named, has been to Singapore every year since the inaugural event in 2014. Speaking about her role as a WTA Finals Legend Ambassador on the WTA Insider Podcast, Navratilova assessed the field after an exciting first quarter featuring strong performances by Serena Williams and Karolina Pliskova.

"Pliskova's got the goods, no doubt about it, and she still will improve. She's got a great coach with David Kotyza working with her and I think for her sky is the limit. Czechs are looking pretty sharp right now!"

"The fans in Singapore have really embraced the event and the WTA Finals Legend Ambassadors play a huge part in engaging with the local community," said Melissa Pine, Tournament Director of the WTA Finals and Vice President of WTA Asia Pacific.

"I have heard so many stories over the past few years from fans gushing about what an incredible experience it was for them to have been able to interact with our WTA Legends. Martina and Arantxa have been nothing but charming and I am so pleased to welcome them back to Singapore again."

Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Martina Navratilova

Currently leading the Road to Singapore is Karolina Pliskova, who holds a 23-4 win-loss record this season. In doubles, Andrea Hlavackova and Peng Shuai are the top team after winning the Shenzhen Open title and reaching the final of both the Australian Open and Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

With 200 days to go, there will definitely be plenty of movement around the Road to Singapore Leaderboard as players fight for a spot to compete among the Top 8 in both singles and doubles at the Singapore Sports Hub's Indoor Stadium.

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Get on the Road to Singapore to see who are amongst the top 8 in the first Leaderboard update!

This article was first seen on www.wtatennis.com.




 

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