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The new WTA rules next year

In regards to next year's rules, if a player withdraws from indian wells citing 'fatigue' and does not do promotional stuff, does that really mean she will be fined and suspended from 2 other tournaments?

If a player does not want to play in beijing citing 'asthma' as their reason (like justine) will they also be fined?

What if a player cites injury, whether it's genuine or not, do they still get fined? do they have to present proof of their injury to the wta?

i think its wrong to force a player to play more mandatory tournaments. arent the grandslams, YEC and miami enough? They are taking away choices completely from players and i can only see this contribute to further injury, burn out and disinterest

they should at least give the players a week off between indian wells and miami, it's too much
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What if a player cites injury, whether it's genuine or not, do they still get fined? do they have to present proof of their injury to the wta?
Yeah they do, and I will break the legs of anyone who wants to pull out with a genuine reason (for a small fee).
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as of right now yes.......yes and yes..however.... after Serena just said hell no i wont be in indian wells even to promote larry will be changing the rules....

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these rules have to be stopped, i hope all the players protest
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as of right now yes.......yes and yes..however.... after Serena just said hell no i wont be in indian wells even to promote larry will be changing the rules....
And Serena's agent confirmed the opposite. That she would do the necessary actions to compete in Miami.
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I think its good that they are making more mandatory events because it can finally start a good rivalry on the womens side. Larry Scott could be a little more lenient on the players that have/want to skip an event though.

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so if a player broke her leg in indian wells she would be fined for pulling out of miami?

yeh right
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I think its good that they are making more mandatory events because it can finally start a good rivalry on the womens side. Larry Scott could be a little more lenient on the players that have/want to skip an event though.

a lot, lot more lenient
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did davenport get fined for pulling out of stanford and los angeles?

i get so confused about who gets fined and why? and how some players dont get fined
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did davenport get fined for pulling out of stanford and los angeles?

i get so confused about who gets fined and why? and how some players dont get fined
oh come on you know how the rules work in Tennis right.?
top players or superstar players will not get to pay the fines or face suspensions.
These rules only apply for non top ranked players.

how many times sharapova get away with illegal coaching at USO 2006.
hoiw many times did djoker got away with faking injuries. he didn't even get fined even though he publicly confessed breaking rules.

anyway i'm not bothered much about it.

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the new rules are going to be the downfall of womens tennis in 2009. players will either a) pull out of a tournament citing fatigue, meaning they will not be able to play other tournaments. b) get injured for over playing or c) tank their matches.

either way, we are not going to see the top players facing each other week in week out as is the plan

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You should be allowed to miss a mandatory event if you wish. 5 + 4 slams is restricting the top players too much. Half the fun is seeing where they plan on playing IMO.

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You should be allowed to miss a mandatory event if you wish. 5 + 4 slams is restricting the top players too much. Half the fun is seeing where they plan on playing IMO.
You think NINE tournaments being mandatory is too much?!
This is insanity. Tennis players have a job, and that is to play on the tour, if they can't handle needed to take 15 weeks of their year to be at a specific tournament, in order to promote the tour, promote rivalries, aid advertising/marketing, then they should not be on the tour.

They need to wake up and stop being such little bitches. The ATP has far more mandatory events, and all the men show up for them most of the time. Last year's Rogers Cup had all of the Top 20, while the Women's event....not so much. Once these rules are in place, yes of course if you are truly injured you can possibly get out of a tournament, but it won't be so lackadaisical anymore, which is what is needed.

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You think NINE tournaments being mandatory is too much?!
This is insanity. Tennis players have a job, and that is to play on the tour, if they can't handle needed to take 15 weeks of their year to be at a specific tournament, in order to promote the tour, promote rivalries, aid advertising/marketing, then they should not be on the tour.

They need to wake up and stop being such little bitches. The ATP has far more mandatory events, and all the men show up for them most of the time. Last year's Rogers Cup had all of the Top 20, while the Women's event....not so much. Once these rules are in place, yes of course if you are truly injured you can possibly get out of a tournament, but it won't be so lackadaisical anymore, which is what is needed.
I think there should be no more than 4 mandatories (all the GSs) and that's all. That doesn't mean I think the players don't have to play - they should. But why do they have to be FORCED to play somewhere if they don't want to?

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I think there should be no more than 4 mandatories (all the GSs) and that's all. That doesn't mean I think the players don't have to play - they should. But why do they have to be FORCED to play somewhere if they don't want to?
This is part of the reason that people don't take the womens tour so seriously. For example, at last years USO the commentators were always talking about how a lot of the top women took the whole summer off (from Wimby - USO). They need the mandatory events so top players will be at the same tourney more often.

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