Re: Official 2019: Madrid & Rome will last 10 days each, 96 draws
Sounds a bad change if I'm honest. It basically means they will take up 4 weeks of the clay season themselves, doesn't leave a lot of room for much else or tournaments for any of the lower ranked players to play. This having super events format that both tours seem to be exploring screws lower ranked players badly.
From a fan point of view the slow pace of Indian Wells and Miami is quite annoying in the 2nd week, having 2 more events like that doesn't seem great.
It also eliminates the B2B seven day P5/PM tournaments and reduces the B2B matches for the top players in these events. Therefore it will lessen the physical burden on the top players and incentivize them to put more effort into these events, instead of using them as purely prep events for the majors.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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