Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 WTA Finals will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico instead of Shenzhen, China.
Last year’s WTA Finals were canceled due to the pandemic. Since no tournaments will be played in China for the second year in a row, as the WTA removed the Asian Swing from the 2021 calendar, the prestigious season-ending event has been moved to Guadalajara.
The 2021 WTA Finals will start on November 8 in the second largest Mexican city. Ashleigh Barty won the tournament when it was last staged, in 2019.
Guadalajara is no stranger to women’s tennis. In March this year, the city hosted a WTA 250 tournament, where Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo clinched the title.
The WTA Finals will be back in Shenzhen from 2022 through 2030. (source: WTA)