Sports Hub to look into leaky roof
Call it deja vu, but for the second time in three years, it literally rained on a WTA Finals match involving Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
In 2014, an afternoon downpour caused water to drip onto the court during their quarter-final defeat by Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Rodionova.
On Saturday, they were trailing by a set in the semi-final against Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza when water dripped from the roof, following heavy rain.
Undeterred, they bounced back to win and progressed to the final, which they won against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova yesterday.
The Singapore Sports Hub told The New Paper it would look into the matter to prevent a repeat incident.
Chin Sau Ho, Singapore Sports Hub senior director for corporate communications and stakeholder management, said: "Due to heavy rainfall, water found its way from the roof onto the field of play at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
"Measures taken since previous tournaments include resealing affected roof joints and adding additional membranes; reinforcement activity was also carried out prior to and during the current tournament.
"These have proven effective until we encountered the storm yesterday.
"We will be conducting a thorough investigation into the matter and working with the relevant parties to assess next steps in ensuring the viability and integrity of the roof at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, which has been a national icon since 1989."