Attendance up at WTA Tour Finals in spite of absence of Serena Williams


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Attendance up at WTA Tour Finals in spite of absence of Serena Williams

Tennis - WTA Tour officials may have been worried about the absence of World No. 1 Serena Williams at the season-ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore with the 34-year-old American being the biggest drawcard in the women's game.

But they need not have worried as attendance figures for the WTA Tour Finals show that attendance at the event was slightly up from last year when Williams did play the event. According to event promoter Lagardere Sports, more than 130,000 spectators attended the event in Singapore - as compared to 129,000 fans in 2014.

Poland's Ageniszka Radwanska won the event this year beating Petra Kvitova in the final while India's Sania Mirza and Swiss Martina Hingis won the doubles event.

Williams defeated Simona Halep in the final last year while Mirza, a big hit with the Indian diaspora across the globe, partnered with Cara Black to win the doubles last year. The tournament will be held for five years in Singapore through 2018 after a three-year stint in Turkey.

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