The WTA Tour will move its 2021 season-ending Finals event from China to Guadalajara, Mexico, starting the week of November 8 with the top eight singles players and doubles teams competing. The event will move back to Shenzhen, China, from 2022 through 2030.
“I would like to extend my appreciation to the Guadalajara tournament organizers and Octagon for their commitment in hosting the event this season and for helping the WTA write another exciting chapter in WTA Finals history,” said Steve Simon, WTA chairman and chief executive officer. “We are excited to bring our showpiece tournament to the exciting and vibrant city of Guadalajara in this unique year.”
Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico, held a successful WTA 250 event in March earlier this year.
“We are delighted to announce the WTA Finals will be coming to Guadalajara this season and it is our immense honor to welcome the Top 8 singles players and doubles teams to Mexico for this highly respected event,” Tournament Director Gustavo Santoscoy said. “We look forward to hosting the WTA Finals in 2021 and putting on a world class tournament in November for the millions of tennis fans around the globe.”