Is there an article with this announcement? I checked the WTA site and Yahoo tennis, and there was no mention of it. I find it odd that such a thing would be announced now, with 1 year left on the LA contract. How much effort would they put into marketing a lame-duck tourney?
And considering how successful the Philly event was, I find it hard to believe they would cast it aside again after its return.
Perhaps if it was moved, they could go to Chicago. They've been hungry for tennis since their tour event moved to Scottsdale. The tourney they had was well supported by fans. They just needed a sponsor. Maybe Bank of America will come along for the ride.
Still, everything that Scott said in his "state of the tour" address looks more like there was no plan to move the tourney. Has anything been posted online yet?