Tennis: Is the WTA bankrupt? President Steve Simon denies it

Steve Simon, the president of the ladies’s tennis circuit, has needed to come out towards claims that the WTA was in peril of chapter, by 2026 or 2027, if a merger with the ATP didn’t happen.

“The monetary scenario of the WTA is nice and we aren’t contemplating a merger with the ATP. The truth is, earlier this season we introduced a $400 million increase for feminine tennis gamers over the following 10 years. We’re the main group in ladies’s sport,” says Simon, in statements reported by Sport Poland.

Simon is at present within the metropolis of Zhuhai the place the Elite Trophy is being disputed between tennis gamers exterior the ‘top8’.

In response to MARCA, the 2 circuits will proceed to work collectively for the great of tennis, however in no case there shall be a merger within the close to future.

Extra blended tournaments

Leaders of the game say that the development of the brand new calendar is in the direction of extra blended tournaments, that are those that generate essentially the most revenue for each organizers and gamers.

Indian Wells, Miami, Mutua Madrid Open and Cincinnati are the 1,000 class occasions during which women and men coincide in dates, along with the 4 Grand Slams.

The WTA misplaced many tens of millions of {dollars} with its veto of China as a result of Shuai Peng case. 9 tournaments had been organized there, together with the ladies’s Masters in Shenzhen. Its official return was in September in Guangzhou.

Negotiations to maneuver the Masters occasion to Saudi Arabia in 2023 needed to be interrupted as a result of refusal of a number of the high gamers to play there. The occasion lastly flew to Cancun (Mexico), from October 29 to November 5.

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