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The WTA tour patch

What is the point of having players wear it? It's not as if some players are from the WTA and others are from some other women's tennis organization.
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Re: The WTA tour patch

Also not all the players wear it...which I thought was a rule. Anyone have the info on the current requirements?
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Yeah, I thought all players had to wear it too, but it seems that's not the case, coz Sharapova doesn't ever wear it.

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Well she is getting fined for not having it.
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Yeah, I thought all players had to wear it too, but it seems that's not the case, coz Sharapova doesn't ever wear it.
Yeah, I also noticed this week that Serena, Jelena, and Azarenka did not have it that I could see. So it's pretty widespread that players don't wear it.
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Re: The WTA tour patch

sometimes the umpires tell players to wear it-maybe the top players dont have to wear it, even though theyre the ones that are on tv most
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Dosen't it have something to with being sponsored by Nike?

Nike have some sort of special deal with the WTA I think
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They all have to wear it. But if a player has a clothing contract that doesn't allow her to, she has to compensate the WTA with other ways of promoting the tour, like a photoshoot, etc.

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Hmm makes sense.

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i think only the ones who have a contract with WTA.

those also dont pay for entry fees for WTA tournaments.
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i think only the ones who have a contract with WTA.

those also dont pay for entry fees for WTA tournaments.
That doesn't sound right. Most in the top 100 are full members, not associate members (if that's what you mean)?

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That doesn't sound right. Most in the top 100 are full members, not associate members (if that's what you mean)?
actually I dont remember correctly.. a player told me months ago, but I wasnt listening I think
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Re: The WTA tour patch

At first I misread the title and thought it read ‘WTAworld patch’, I thought that’s a good idea for weaning yourself off the board.
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At first I misread the title and thought it read ‘WTAworld patch’, I thought that’s a good idea for weaning yourself off the board.


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