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Hasselt Tier III calls it quits

Bob Verbeeck has said that the Hasselt tournament won't be organized in 2007.
The tournament will move to Kitzbühel and will start on July 23.
Bob Verbeeck says that the reason is that the WTA doesn't give Tier III tournaments enough possibilities to attract top players...
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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2006, 12:35 PM
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Re: Hasselt Tier III calls it quits

i liked hasselt

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Re: Hasselt Tier III calls it quits

but it'd pretty much be a goner due to it's placement on the calendar/after kim's retirement
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well it was gonna happen now that kim is standing firm on retirement.

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It's not a loss Just sad a tournament that is not too far away from me disappears. But really, it's a crap, overpriced tournament.

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Wait a minute So Gaz de France will now sponsor the ATP event, or Kitzbuehel will also have a WTA tournament?

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Typical Verbeeck I wonder how long the Antwerp tournament will last after Kim's retirement

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I dont understand the reason for not attracting top players. Its had top 10 and at least top 15 players there eg, Clijsters, dementieva, Schiavione, Safina etc.
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Great! How is Caroline Maes going to be able to defend her points next year!

The sole purpose of this tournament was to please Kim. Antwerp will probably be cancelled in 2008 too
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the end of hasselt doesn't mean the end of Antwerp. Antwerp is a tier II tournament and it's better scedueled then Hasselt. I think Antwerp will stay for a few more years.

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why should antwerp be cancelled? it's always had great fields, big names, high ranked players. and even trying to move up to tier1 status. doing pretty well, i'd say
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OMG I loved this tournament, I really, really, really, really, liked it when I went this year and I think it is one of my favourites I have ever been to. I will miss it so much


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it's so sad I wish she wouldn't retire

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it's so sad I wish she wouldn't retire
Is that ANca Barna in your pic? Has she retired, i only remembered her from her match against venus at the Aussie in 03
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I'm sad to see it go, even if there wasn't any atmosphere. It was a good tournament to see some lower ranked players in action. Oh well, we'll have to wait for the next Belgian top tennisplayer to have such an event, but I'm afraid I'll be dead by then.

Let's hope Antwerp won't follow Hasselt's lead...

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