The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that Chris Evert has been named the Legend Ambassador for the WTA Championships in Singapore.

Evert will support and promote the “Road To Singapore”, a season-long campaign which will see the WTA stars through their journey from the beginning of the year to its culmination during the season-ending WTA Championships in Singapore.

For the first time in the 44-year history of the WTA Championships, a city in Asia-Pacific will host the prestigious year-end event, which will take place during October 17-26, 2014, and through 2018.

Evert, who won the season-ending WTA Championships four times during her illustrious career, will be involved in promoting the Road To Singapore throughout the year. During the WTA Championships she will participate in community youth programs to inspire young girls to play sport in order to have a healthy body and to build their self esteem and confidence. She will also share her knowledge with the coaches from the region and the media, participate in the fan promotions and help network with corporate partners in-market.