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2022 WTA Finals Heading to Fort Worth, Texas

The WTA Tour will have its WTA Finals, the final tournament of the season with the top eight singles players and top eight doubles teams in the world, at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Since opening its doors in late 2019, Dickies Arena has hosted the NCAA Men’s Basketball first and second rounds, the […]

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WTA Tour Suspends Tournaments in China Over Concerns for Peng Shuai’s Safety

The WTA Tour has announced that it will suspend all tournaments in China and Hong Kong as it awaits confirmation of the safety of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. WTA Tour Chairman Steve Simon released the statement on Wednesday afternoon, saying in part, “I don’t see how I can ask our athletes to compete there […]

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2021 WTA Finals Moving to Guadalajara, Mexico

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 […]

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Credit One Stadium located at the LTP Daniel Island tennis center in Charleston, South Carolina

Credit One Adds Naming Rights of Charleston Tennis Stadium and WTA Tournament

One of the longstanding stops on the WTA Tour in Charleston, South Carolina, will have a new name. Credit One Financial, the parent company of Credit One Bank, has signed a multiyear naming rights sponsorship with Charleston Tennis, LLC, which includes title partner rights at Credit One Stadium located at the LTP Daniel Island tennis […]

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Steve Simon

Steve Simon

Steve Simon

After 27 years with the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, Steve Simon wasn’t expecting to get the call he got late last year. But when Stacey Allaster stepped down as CEO of the WTA, the board of the professional women’s tennis tour had only one candidate in mind. Simon had helped grow the Indian Wells event into the largest tennis tournament in the world outside the Grand Slams. A college tennis player at Long Beach State, Simon joined the event in a sales role in 1989 and in 2004 became tournament director and COO. Now he will be in charge of overseeing a star-filled tour with a lengthy calendar that has caused many top players to wear down with injuries as the season progresses. In this interview with SportsTravel’s Jason Gewirtz, Simon discusses his plans for the schedule, the WTA’s future and how he once wrote his way into Wimbledon.

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