Tennis

The Asian Tennis Boom Continues to Singapore for the WTA 2014 World Finals

(L-R) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic, Serena Williams of USA, Maria Sharapova of Russia, Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and Simona Halep of Romania pose for a photo at the Gardens by the Bay during previews for the WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 18, 2014 in Singapore. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
(L-R) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic, Serena Williams of USA, Maria Sharapova of Russia, Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and Simona Halep of Romania pose for a photo at the Gardens by the Bay during previews for the WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 18, 2014 in Singapore. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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