Tennis: Marion Bartoli to play in WTA Legends event in Singapore next month

Marion Bartoli poses with the WTA Billie Jean King Trophy on Day Three of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug 27, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Bartoli will play in t
Marion Bartoli poses with the WTA Billie Jean King Trophy on Day Three of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug 27, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Bartoli will play in the inaugural WTA Legends Event in Singapore next month. -- PHOTO: AFP

Marion Bartoli will play in the inaugural WTA Legends Event in Singapore next month, becoming the third player to be annnounced for the four-player field.

The 2013 Wimbledon champion was announced in the line-up on Monday, joining Martina Navratilova and Tracy Austin in the tournament, which will be held alongisde the Oct 17-26 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

Said the Frenchwoman, who shocked the tennis world when she announced her retirement shortly after winning Wimbledon last year: "It's so exciting that a Legends contest has been added to what promises to be an amazing 10-day sports festival. It will be a chance to relive memories and also make new ones, and I'm sure I speak for the other legends when I say we'll all be in it to win it!"

Singapore is the first city in Asia Pacific to host the WTA's prestigious year-ender. It will feature the season's top eight singles players and top eight doubles pairs. Tickets are available through Sports Hub Tix and start from $16.90 (excluding booking fees). For more information, visit www.sportshub.com.sg/WTAFinals