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WTA ROAD TO SINGAPORE HEATS UP AS SINGLE-SESSION TICKETS GO ON SALE

Sale of single-session, semifinals and final tickets available from 10am (SGP time) today for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert returns as ambassador for third consecutive year. 

SINGAPORE – Single-session tickets to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global go on sale at 10am (SGP time) on Friday, July 15. In phase two of ticket sales, fans will be able to purchase single-session tickets to all matches, including the semifinals and final match sessions. Concession tickets, season passes and Racquet Club hospitality packages will continue their sale from phase one, which began in April 8.

Admission to single sessions of the eight-day tournament will range from $16 to $226 for the general public, and can be purchased directly through WTAFinals.com, the official tournament web portal. The partnerships with official cards partner OCBC Bank and official telecommunications and broadcast partner StarHub will continue to give card members and customers a 5% discount when purchasing single-session tickets after July 15.

Sarah Clements, Vice-President of Tennis – Asia at Lagardère Sports, event promoter of the WTA Finals, said “We are pleased to be able to bring such value to fans while keeping ticket prices the same as last year. Our new schedule and first ever Family Day have been well received by our fans with brisk ticket sales. There continues to be something for everyone, with families and friends getting a very special treat on opening day.”

Road to Singapore Heats Up

This year, the crown-jewel tournament confirmed one of its earliest qualifiers when record breaking doubles duo Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis secured their place with five titles in 2016 so far – Brisbane, Sydney, Australian Open, St. Petersburg and Rome.

In the Singles category, the Road to Singapore has begun heating up as Serena Williams picked up a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title with a win over Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final.

Melissa Pine, Vice-President of WTA Asia-Pacific and Tournament Director of the WTA Finals, commented, “2016 has been a truly exciting year for women’s tennis and as we mark 100 days out from the WTA Finals, we have seen different champions crowned at each of the first three Grand Slams this year. The Road to Singapore has never been more thrilling and this is testament to the current depth of the women’s game, as we look to the future of outstanding players rising up the ranks.”

The Road to Singapore Leaderboard as of Monday, July 11, stands as follows:

1. Serena Williams (USA)
2. Angelique Kerber (GER)
3. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
4. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)
5. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
6. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP)
7. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
8. Simona Halep (ROU)

Chris Evert Returns as Ambassador

In line with the countdown to the WTA Finals, legendary Chris Evert will return as official event ambassador for the third consecutive year. In her role, Evert will work with players and other ambassadors including Martina Navratilova and Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario to promote and raise the profile of the event and the sport in the region.

Speaking of her appointment, Evert said “As WTA Finals ambassador for the past couple of years, I’ve seen the event grow, and with it, the popularity of tennis in the region. This has been a great year for women’s tennis and there is so much to look forward to in the coming months on the Road to Singapore as we head towards the big finale. The strength and level of competition have been simply amazing, and I’m looking forward to an exciting eight days of tennis in October!”

In addition to the world-class tennis on display, spectators at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global 2016 will be able to enjoy a range of peripheral activities like the interactive fan zone, a first-ever Family Day, and behind-the-scenes opportunities to watch the players train on the warm-up courts.

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For tickets and more information please visit www.WTAFinals.com

For more information on hospitality and booking enquiries, please email info@RacquetClub.sg or call
+65 6826 2718.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
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Weber Shandwick for WTA Finals Singapore
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Gregory Cheong
Weber Shandwick for WTA Finals Singapore
+65 9758 7199
Gcheong@webershandwick.com

Darrelle Eng
WTA
+65 8318 8010
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ABOUT THE WTA

The WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 2,500 players representing 92 nations competing for a record $137 million in prize money. The 2016 WTA competitive season includes 57 events and four Grand Slams in 34 countries. In 2015, the WTA was watched by 395 million fans on television and digital channels around the world. The 2016 WTA competitive season concludes with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global from October 23-30, 2016 and the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China from November 1-6, 2016.

Further information on the WTA can be found at www.wtatennis.com, facebook.com/WTA and twitter.com/WTA.

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