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After Doha hosting from 2008, Istanbul will host after that.


http://www.thehindu.com/2007/07/10/s...1055411800.htm
WTA year-ender in Istanbul

BANGALORE: The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour has announced that the Tour’s season-ending finale will be held at Istanbul, Turkey, for the 2011-2013 seasons.
According to a release of the WTA, the Sony Ericsson Championships will feature record prize money of over $4.5 million, equal to that of the ATP’s season-ending championships, the Tennis Masters Cup.
The singles winner’s cheque of at least $1,485,000 represents the largest single guaranteed payout in women’s tennis today. The announcement follows an extensive and competitive global bidding process begun earlier in the year that included expressions of interest from numerous major international cities.
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i'm against it really. i wouldnt know why to hold a prestigious event like this one in turkey. -_- i dont know, but other than this tier III tourna they had turkey means nothing in the tennis world.

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also i doubt they can put such a big event together and hold it appropriately. media-wise it's dumb, too.

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I think really...they should try and bring it to the UK eventually, there are so many tennis fans in the UK, when you look at the crowds at wimbledon and fed cup ties here, it would be a good idea....

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Will it be on clay???? that's what Im worried about.
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i think that it needs to go all over to promote tennis like i would like to see it in sebia before jj and ana are done as they have brought tennis to serbia and you need to capitalise on this by converting the jj and ana fans into tennis fans that will watch tourns and follow results that dont include them to and will want to watch tennis when ana and jj are retired!!
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Will it be on clay???? that's what Im worried about.
I'm pretty sure V&S won't be around for the YEC in Istanbul

There will be an entirely different group by then.

It's actually kinda sad to think about
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I'm pretty sure V&S won't be around for the YEC in Istanbul

There will be an entirely different group by then.

It's actually kinda sad to think about
i would agree except i read in my paper today venus has designs on london 2012 olympics and wants to play 2 more olympics!
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I think really...they should try and bring it to the UK eventually, there are so many tennis fans in the UK, when you look at the crowds at wimbledon and fed cup ties here, it would be a good idea....
London will host the ATP Masters Cup from 2009, so I think it's unlikely the WTA Championships would come to the UK as well.
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London will host the ATP Masters Cup from 2009, so I think it's unlikely the WTA Championships would come to the UK as well.
the reason the tennis masters cup is coming to the uk is because they hope that by 2009 murray will be there and it will again do what i posted earlier convert murray fans into tennis fans!
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I'm pretty sure V&S won't be around for the YEC in Istanbul

There will be an entirely different group by then.

It's actually kinda sad to think about
Oh so that's why Vee starts training for the 2012 Olympics tommorrow and thinks she will be winning slams until she is 34?

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Why are you so against for İstanbul I really dont understand.There are a lot of tennis supporters in Turkey and İstanbul has had many many important organisations that u havent heard up to know.It is very clear that. How can you all be sure of all yor claims;you are totally dont have enough information. All I can say for just now it wont be on clay ,a new stadium will be constructed.

Do not have a prejudice against İstanbul please,give a chance
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It's at least better than Doha. At least it's not bought with oil money.

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Will it be on clay???? that's what Im worried about.
No. YEC must always be played on a neutral surface.
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Re: Istanbul to host WTA Championships from 2011-2013

but last one's yec was mighty fast ! i liked the surface actually.

ok sammy makes sense in a way.

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