The legends had to be present in Guadalajara. The WTA Legend Ambassadors for the Finals qwho will play in Guadalajara will be two of the greatest tennis players in history: Chris Evert y Martina Navratilova.
Both former players will be present at Perla Tapatia from November 10 to 17 while the first edition of the WTA Finals takes place in Latin America. As Legend Ambassadors, they will participate in different community activities whose main objective is to promote tennis not only in the country, but also in Latin America.
The first number one in history showed her enthusiasm for participating in a unique event in the history of Latin America. “It is wonderful to reflect on the growth and global nature of women’s tennis, and I am excited to be part of the AKRON WTA Finals Guadalajara and that our championship is being welcomed in Latin America for the first time,” commented Chris Evert, who also predicted that the fans will have a great show.
On the other hand, the player with the most individual titles in history (167), recalled her participation in the WTA Finals and said she was excited about this edition. In addition, Navratilova spoke about the Mexican presence in this contest. “I will be cheering them on as they conclude the season in a big way, it is particularly exciting that, with Giuliana Olmos, Mexico will have its first representative at the end of the season,” said Martina.
Gustavo Santoscoy, co-director of these WTA Finals highlighted the impotence of having the presence of both legends this year. “Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova are icons of world sport and it is an honor to welcome them to Guadalajara. Like millions of fans around the world, Mexicans have been widely inspired by their example, and I know they will have a memorable stay here, “he said.
“Between them, Chris and Martina won 12 of the first 16 editions of the WTA Finals and they have been key to the prestige of the event. They are incredible champions who continue to contribute to the sport and we appreciate their support for what promises to be an incredible display of the best of women’s tennis, ”added Fabrice Chouquet, Co-Director of the Tournament and Managing Director of WTA Asia-Pacific.
With the best in the world, including a Mexican tennis player, the legends were another ingredient that these WTA Finals needed to become unforgettable. A historic edition is just waiting for the first serve to get going.