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WTA Finals to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2021; will return to China from 2022-2030
The season-ending event was cancelled in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic
The WTA Finals will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2021, in the week of the November 8, the WTA confirmed on Monday.
But the season-ending event will return to Shenzhen, China, from 2022 to 2030.
The WTA Finals were cancelled in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic and China was unable to hold them in 2021, prompting a scramble for an alternative venue.
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,” WTA chairman and CEO Steve Simon said in an emailed press release. “We are excited to bring our showpiece tournament to the exciting and vibrant city of Guadalajara in this unique year.”
“I would also like to express my gratitude to the Gemdale Corporation in Shenzhen for their cooperation and resilience, and we look forward to returning in 2022 to enjoy the WTA Finals over the next decade.”