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Question If the WTA decides to have a 5th Grand Slam tournament...

... which country would it be held? What surface would it be played on? When would it be held? And what tournament would it be called?

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Re: If the WTA decides to have a 5th Grand Slam tournament...

Canada. Hard.

But knowin the WTA, they would put it in either Doha, Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
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Re: If the WTA decides to have a 5th Grand Slam tournament...

Year Ending Championships-changes places,but stays to indoor hard
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Moscow or Berlin in March/April...indoor.
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Re: If the WTA decides to have a 5th Grand Slam tournament...

I would never want a 5th Grand Slam. But if the WTA was stupid enough to make one, they would probably put it in new "emerging" markets like China or the Middle East. I don't really know where I would like it to go though, maybe South America? In Buenos Aires or Rio or something? In South America, clay is the most common obviously but I would want it to be outdoor hard. Could be called the Amazon Cup or something equally cheesy. On second thought, another place it could go is Russia. Indoor hard in St. Petersburg sounds cool.

edit: It could be held a few weeks after the USO like how Wimbledon is a few weeks after RG.
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Indoors. I love the fast indoor courts! It would be nice to see since the grass and outdoor hard seem to get slower and slower every year. And they should put it in California.

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The Grand Slams are separate from the tours aren't they? So it would be the ITF making a new slam.

I doubt it would ever happen, but if it were, I'd imagine it would be in Asia somewhere, probably China.

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Russia
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Re: If the WTA decides to have a 5th Grand Slam tournament...

Russia
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How about Russia in January on clay? They'll douse it with vodka to keep it wet.
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Place:Serbia
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the 5th slam is the yearend championships.
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The Olympics can be considered the 5th slam. An olympic gold medal in tennis has become quite prestigeous these days. Many players care a lot about it. The Russians, Chinese (and all Asians), most Europeans and South American all care about the Olympics. That's about everyone except for a few holdouts in America.

Judging by who won the gold (and silver) in the past, the Olympic tennis games already have a lot of credibility:

1988: Graf def. Sabatini
1992: Capriati def. Graf
1996: Davenport def. Sanchez-Vicario
2000: Venus def. Dementieva
2004: Henin def. Mauresmo

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Re: If the WTA decides to have a 5th Grand Slam tournament...

how about..
Place:Antarctica
Surface:Ice
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Ladies and gents i present the 5th grandslam, The Antarctic Open
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