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Shenzhen to double WTA Finals prize money to US$14m

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Ms Lawler and Mr Simon at the WTA Finals press conference in Singapore last year. Shenzhen will host the WTA Finals from 2019 for a decade. "This will easily be the largest and most significant WTA Finals deal in the 45 years since the WTA was founded and promises to take the event to a spectacular new level," said Mr Simon on Thursday.

Melbourne

THE southern Chinese city of Shenzhen will host the WTA Finals from 2019 for a decade with record prize money of US$14 million for the season-ending event - a move welcomed by the sport's top players.

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