The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has launched ticket sales for the first edition of its crown jewel Finals event in Shenzhen.

The WTA Finals spent four years in Singapore before an announcement confirming it would be based at the 12,000-capacity Shenzhen Bay Sports Center from 2019 to 2028.

The 2019 WTA Finals Shenzhen will be held from October 27 to November 3 for the first edition of its 10-year tenure in China.

The top eight singles players and doubles teams with the highest points on the Porsche Race to Shenzhen – which includes 53 WTA events and four Grand Slams – will qualify for a spot.

Ticket sales began on Friday, with prices between 180RMB (£21/€23/$26) to 1,680RMB, depending on the category, with Early Bird packages on offer until August 31 or while stocks last.

During the Early Bird promotion period, fans will be able to purchase a buy-one-get-one-free package for designated Round Robin sessions or a buy-two-get-one-free package for semi-final and final matches. In addition, there are season ticket packages for Round Robin sessions, knockout sessions as well as all-access to sessions throughout the eight days.

WTA Asia Pacific managing director and WTA Finals co-tournament director, Fabrice Chouquet, said: “We are now just 72 days away from the first ever Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen. The players are currently in the heat of competition on the Porsche Race to Shenzhen to win points for a spot to compete at the WTA’s crown jewel event.

“We are pleased to officially launch ticket sales and welcome fans to secure their seats to watch the very best in women’s tennis this October in Shenzhen.”

Local fans in China will be able to purchase tickets by following the WTA Finals Shenzhen WeChat public account where there will be links to other ticketing sites available.

International fans will be able to book their tickets and check out the VIP hospitality offerings on the tournament’s official website. Through CTS Hong Kong, ticket-buyers in Hong Kong and Macao will also have access to packages that include transportation and accommodation.

As the exclusive hotel partner of the event, Hampton by Hilton will also provide a full range of tourism reception services.

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