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Points for YEC = Most retarded thing ever??

Both teams losing their semifinal match will get $93,150 and 690 ranking points each.

I'm not against the $$$. In the end it is just a reward for having qualified as one of the Top 4 teams of the year. But awarding 690 points (winning a Premier gives you 470) for just showing up and losing a match it seems atrocious to me

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Points follow the money, they are big in the YEC, but do they get $93K each?

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Points follow the money, they are big in the YEC, but do they get $93K each?
Prize money in doubles is always stated per team.
But they do award 690 points to all four players losing in semis.

If they have the money I'm fine if they want to give it away but I like to think that in order to get points (let alone 690) you have to earn them on court, not received them as an early Christmas present.

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Re: Points for YEC = Most retarded thing ever??

Doubles points are retarded in general.

Win one match in Tokyo, you get 225 points.

Lose a match in YEC, you get 690. While if you win one match you get a shit load of 1050. I mean I understand they try to keep the points the same as singles, but give me a break. They aren't trying to keep the money the same, even though for doubles it gets split in half between 2 people.

It's all a bunch of crap.


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i didn't know YEC gives so many pts
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1500p and 1.100.000 DKK, a million for the winners each, but same as userly...

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Maybe WTA wants more stable top players? So that they don't change every month. And these top 4 teams are awarded for being on top
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^But when you don't make it the following year, your ranking tumbles as shown by Vania, Slava, Flavia, and Gisela.


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I think it's fine, cause it's actually tougher to qualify in doubles than singles. They are rewarded for having such a good season. but i would have preferred a 8 team knock-out in doubles. and it makes up for that pitiful prize money, which i think is split between the teams.
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^But when you don't make it the following year, your ranking tumbles as shown by Vania, Slava, Flavia, and Gisela.
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Yes.
Abi and Raquel were 1 match away from qualifying and that one Moscow SF loss basically means they won't get over 800 pts While Nadia and Masha will...

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Yes.
Abi and Raquel were 1 match away from qualifying and that one Moscow SF loss basically means they won't get over 800 pts While Nadia and Masha will...
Actually, Abi and Raquel were just one point away from the YEC as the Pliskovas had match point against Kirilenko/Petrova in Moscow first round

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I prefer that the pts be chopped by half with money remaining the same as a reward for making the WTA Championships

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...and Kveta, and Kata
Not really, they dropped like 5 spots each. The others plummeted down the ranks.


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Re: Points for YEC = Most retarded thing ever??

I think it's usually accepted that starting a land war in Asia is the most retarded thing ever, but this is pretty stupid.

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