Not only Manchester, but St. Petersburg is also interested in hosting the WTA Finals, starting from 2019. Natalia Kamelzon, director of the St. Petersburg Ladies Open that is played in the week after Australian Open in February, confirmed in an interview with Sports Express that St Petersburg would like to host the year-end event of the season. 'We hope, we really want and do everything to bring the WTA Finals tournament to the city with the participation of eight of the strongest tennis players in the world,' Kamelzon told Sport Express.
According to Kamelzon, six cities bid to host the event. 'With the applicant’s – six cities, of which three are Chinese. I can say that St. Petersburg has a good chance!', she said. St. Petersburg currently hosts the ATP tournament in September at the Sport Club Dinamo and the WTA tournament at the Sibur Arena.
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