The WTA Finals return to Texas after 51 years, for the first time since the release that began a tradition with a story to tell. As stated in a statement recently published on the official website, we go to Fort Worth, in Texas, and specifically at Dickies Arena. The date with the top 8 singles and doubles of the year will be held at the approximately 14,000-seat stadium from October 31 to November 7.
Thus, the CEO of the WTA, Steve Simon: “Dickies Arena and the city of Fort Worth have a proven track record of hosting world-class sporting and entertainment events, and we are pleased to bring the popular WTA Tour Championships to the United States for the first time since 2005. The WTA Arena 2022 Finals will provide a great experience for players and fans, as well as Delivering a fitting end to the year and another great end to the season“.
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The finals did not take place in Shenzhen, the original location, partly due to Covid-19-related regulations preventing many events from taking place at those venues and partly due to the strong reaction from the WTA to the state of Shuai Bingabout which little was known several months ago after his indictment of a high-ranking figure in the Chinese government: it is not difficult to determine what happened to the player, because many other Chinese who did not express opinions acceptable to the upper echelons disappeared and then reappeared in terms opposite to previous statements.
The 2021 WTA Finals, which was held before the Bing affair, was held in Guadalajara, Mexico and was won by the Spaniards. Garbine Muguruza In the final in Estonian Annette Kontaveit.
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