A proposed change in the schedule
Not a huge one. I'd like to end the year with Beijing. Beijing is currently week #38 in the tour year, We'll flip Guangzhou/Seoul, currently at week #39, with Beijing. The WTA Championships would be played in what is not week #40 (1st week in October). I'd also move the Japan Open to week #39.
What happenes to the European indoor season? Move it to December and make it the beginning of the season. So the year would start around December 1st, and end around Oct 1st. This schedule doesn't match the calendar year, but many sports don't.
Why the change? It eliminates the long period between the last slam, and the YEC. This way, the whole year seems to be leading up to something. We'd have seven weeks of tournaments leading up to OZ. And only two or three weeks after the US Open til the YEC. I'd really like to see Roland Garros a couple weeks earlier, and WImbldeon a week later, but there aren't enough grass court events to make that worthwhile. As if either tournament would change their dates that much anyway.
It's just idle speculation.
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