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Muguruza Named WTA Finals Tournament Director

Muguruza Named WTA Finals Tournament Director

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday June 26, 2024

Recently retired former World No.1 Garbiñe Muguruza has taken a new post.

The two-time major champion will serve as Tournament Director of the WTA Finals Riyadh, the season-ending tournament of the Hologic WTA Tour. The 30-year-old Spaniard becomes the first former player to spearhead the WTA’s crown jewel event, which she won in 2021.

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“I feel very privileged to be able to contribute to the future of this great sport as Tournament Director of the WTA Finals Riyadh,” Muguruza said in a statement. “I know how special this event is for our top players, and I’ve also seen its potential to inspire communities all over the world. I’m excited to work with a great team to present a showcase for women’s tennis that not only grows the game but encourages all fans, and especially girls and women, to pursue their dreams.”

Muguruza joins a long list of former WTA players who have taken the job of tournament director at tournaments.

They include: Alicia Molik (Adelaide), Anke Huber (Stuttgart), Laura Robson (Nottingham), Barbara Rittner (Berlin) and Valérie Tétreault (Montréal). Former World No.1 Amélie Mauresmo holds the top post at Roland-Garros, while Conchita Martínez is the head of the ITF’s Billie Jean King Cup team competition.

The 2024 WTA Finals will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabi from November 2 to November 9.

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