Women’s tour board votes Friday on moving year-end tournament

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — The WTA Tour board will vote Friday on whether to move its year-end championship from Munich to Los Angeles.

The 16-player, $3 million event is scheduled for Oct. 28-Nov. 3 in Munich. It was moved to Germany last year after being played at Madison Square Garden in New York since 1972.

The tour’s 10-member board includes representatives of the players and tournaments. The proposal to move the event requires majority approval and the vote is expected to be close.

Octagon is the rights holder to the event. The sports management and marketing company, which represents many top players, helped arrange the move to Munich and has proposed the move to Los Angeles.