Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
predrag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,330
                     
Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

http://tennisworld.typepad.com/trave...ing-the-g.html

predrag is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 01:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,957
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

what the hell??? stuttgart in april...is it indoors....
mr_burns is offline  
post #3 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 01:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Flightspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Posts: 126
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_burns View Post
what the hell??? stuttgart in april...is it indoors....
yes it will stay indoors
Flightspeed is offline  
post #4 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 01:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Rik.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 14,560
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

Rik. is offline  
post #5 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Slumpsova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: home
Posts: 15,012
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flightspeed View Post
yes it will stay indoors
who wants to play indoor during clay season?
Slumpsova is offline  
post #6 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:00 PM
*
 
The Daviator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 22,812
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flightspeed View Post
yes it will stay indoors
WTF? Having an indoor hardcourt event in the middle of the clay season? I'm sure it's on clay...

I like it, but no Zurich

Ivanovic * Kvitova * Serena
The Daviator is offline  
post #7 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:00 PM
Team WTAworld
Moderator
Polish & Serbian Kingdoms
 
Dexter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Londinium
Posts: 119,777
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

I thought there would be more radical changes.

Ana Ivanović.
Dexter is offline  
post #8 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
predrag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,330
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

Adding two more mandatory events (in grey) is pretty
radical for WTA.
predrag is offline  
post #9 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Maria Croft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 10,638
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

Looks like a lot of tournaments will be gone after next year.

Maria Sharapova: Career Slam


Wimbledon 2004 US Open 2006
Australian Open 2008 Roland Garros 2012 2014
0013..Eternal follower of the Golden Girl
Maria Croft is online now  
post #10 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 25,875
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

What the heck? No way Stuttgart indoors will be in April.
And Berlin right before RG, does that mean it will be downgraded to Tier III?
GoDominique is offline  
post #11 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Maria Croft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 10,638
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

Maybe Berlin will finally have some better weather now that it's later in the year, it's almost always rainy there.

A shame that the grass season is still so short.

Maria Sharapova: Career Slam


Wimbledon 2004 US Open 2006
Australian Open 2008 Roland Garros 2012 2014
0013..Eternal follower of the Golden Girl
Maria Croft is online now  
post #12 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,754
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

i think it's ok...

love will come through
Si_Hi is offline  
post #13 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:22 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
DAVAJ MKirilenko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 14,153
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

This pretty sucks for me. Not many tournaments I can go to.
Madrid will be Tier I and Berlin Tier II/III ?
I hope that some things will change. It's still possible that Antwerp gets a tournament, but probably it won't be big.
Luxembourg goes down to Tier III again? I can't imagine that they schedule a Tier I and Tier II in the same week.


1. Ana Ivanovic

2. Maria Kirilenko
3. Anastasija Sevastova
DAVAJ MKirilenko is offline  
post #14 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Just Do It's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 46,906
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

I am glad the season wont start on January the 1st

I'm watching you.
Just Do It is online now  
post #15 of 83 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2007, 02:25 PM
Senior Member
 
416_Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,103
                     
Re: Provisional 2009 WTA Tour Calendar

No. Some tournaments have changed like:
1. Gold Coast - likely bought by Brisbane
2. Tokyo PPO - moved to end of season
3. Doha - now YEC
4. Madrid - now a top tier

Some tournaments have disappeared altogether:
1. Pattaya City
2. Antwerp
3. Warsaw
4. Bad Geisten... but it was a new addition this year and may make a reappearance
5. San Diego - disappears in 2008 for financing problems
6. Forest Hills
7. Zurich

So, in reality, only 7 tournaments have gone. One of which was scheduled to go, one of which had a prize money of less than 75,000, and the rest which were unwilling to pay up more to have the WTA have equal prize money to the ATP. And so, all that's left is the cream of the crop.
416_Man is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome