End of year WTA Championships moves to Istanbul

The WTA end of season Championships will be hosted in Istanbul for the next three years.  The week-long tournament which brings together the top eight female singles players and top four doubles teams will be held at Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem Dome.

The BNP Paribas (BNP) and Turk Ekonomi Bankasi AS (TEBNK) sponsored event was launched in Istanbul this week with top seeds of  women’s tennis Vera Zvonareva, Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Jankovic in attendance.

Asked why Istanbul? Vera Zvonareva of Russia said “Istanbul is a gorgeous city and everyone is putting so much effort in the tournament, it will be a good tournament for us but it will also be good for Turkish tennis.”

I don’t know of any famous Turkish Tennis players, do you? We would love to hear from readers on this.

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