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Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

I mean only 4 teams and single elimination ... That's terrible in my opinion! The Masters Cup is so much more interesting the the WTA Championships in the aspect...
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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

They used to have 8 teams when the tournament had 16 singles players...and, yes, they should go back to it. 16 singles, and 8 doubles.
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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

I agreed

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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

I like the 8 singles and 8 doubles team divided in groups format just like the ATP...
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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

8 doubles for sure. There are so many doubles teams that compete throughout the year and to only have the 4 best play in the YEC is crazy. 8 would bring more fans in too. Fans like doubles, more excitement sometimes I guess.

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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

To put it short: Yes.
And it's not because Hantuyama finished fifth
It's just boring to have three matches, no ambiance, it seems rather random.
The ATP format is more interesting; look at last year, it was the sixth seed that won it (Santoro/Llodra, wasn't it?) And it's just so much more exciting

Hantuchova/Sugiyama def. (1) Black/Huber 6-7(0) 6-3 7-6(10) saving SEVEN match points, down 2-5 in the third, and down 2-6 in the third set tiebreak in three hours

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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

definitely.

the YEAR END CHAMPIONSHIP consisting in three matches looks a lil ridiculous.

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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

I just heard they're going to test no-ad scoring and third-set ten-point tiebreaker on the WTA Tour in 2007

Hantuchova/Sugiyama def. (1) Black/Huber 6-7(0) 6-3 7-6(10) saving SEVEN match points, down 2-5 in the third, and down 2-6 in the third set tiebreak in three hours

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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

yes, cos with the 4 teams systeam only the hardcore teams qualify

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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

Definitely. The WTA should be ashamed. It's such a total lack of respect to the doubles game. I can't seem to stop being disgusted every year. I might be overreacting, but I really think it's a lack of respect. The ATP doesn't have a problem fitting the two tournaments in one week.
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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

Yes.

Three matches as the whole YEC is weird.

Plus Danka would have made it this year then.
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Yes!!!

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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

Obviously WTA doesn't care doubles match at all.
They even didn't use male model to be ballboy in Madrid.

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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

Top 8 Doubles Teams rather than four in round robin format is definitely better as the crowd get 2 see plenty of doubles matches & the competitors get more opportunities 2 make an impact rather than be eliminated straight away.

Doubles isn't being exposed enough more with the way WTA run along with their format of only 4 teams with elimination at the YEC doubles. Sad really i have 2 say.
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Re: Should the WTA do like the ATP and have 8 doubles team at the YEC?

Top 8 Doubles Teams rather than four in round robin format is definitely better as the crowd get 2 see plenty of doubles matches & the competitors get more opportunities 2 make an impact rather than be eliminated straight away.

Doubles isn't being exposed enough more with the way WTA run along with their format of only 4 teams with elimination at the YEC doubles. Sad really i have 2 say.
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