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The WTA really needs to change around some tournaments. Countries like Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Belarus, Ukraine and other Balkan nations don't have any WTA events. Some countries have way too many WTA events, like China and Japan, which will each host 3 tournaments next season. I think that the WTA should work with the ATP, like they do for Montreal and Toronto, where they swap the tournaments every year, so there won't be so many tournaments every year. For example, on possibility would involve Belgrade and Sofia, where one year Belgrade will host the men, and Sofia will host the women, and every year they rotate. The only problem is that this would involve 2 nations, whereas the Canadian version is in just 1 nation. This is just my opinion, so feel free to comment below if you don't agree with me. Also, how can I get in touch with the WTA?

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Agreed, Ireland needs one. I'd go every year without fail! A nice big Tier 1 would do nicely


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Agreed, Ireland needs one. I'd go every year without fail! A nice big Tier 1 would do nicely
Lol. A grass court tournament that could replace a British tournament would be good for Ireland.

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^ Bartoli will like the fried mars- bars in Ireland
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In fairness to the world Africa could do with a couple tournies besides the one in Morocco (if memeory serves me right)

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The WTA really needs to change around some tournaments. Countries like Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Belarus, Ukraine and other Balkan nations don't have any WTA events. Some countries have way too many WTA events, like China and Japan, which will each host 3 tournaments next season. I think that the WTA should work with the ATP, like they do for Montreal and Toronto, where they swap the tournaments every year, so there won't be so many tournaments every year. For example, on possibility would involve Belgrade and Sofia, where one year Belgrade will host the men, and Sofia will host the women, and every year they rotate. The only problem is that this would involve 2 nations, whereas the Canadian version is in just 1 nation. This is just my opinion, so feel free to comment below if you don't agree with me. Also, how can I get in touch with the WTA?
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The WTA really needs to change around some tournaments. Countries like Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Belarus, Ukraine and other Balkan nations don't have any WTA events. Some countries have way too many WTA events, like China and Japan, which will each host 3 tournaments next season. I think that the WTA should work with the ATP, like they do for Montreal and Toronto, where they swap the tournaments every year, so there won't be so many tournaments every year. For example, on possibility would involve Belgrade and Sofia, where one year Belgrade will host the men, and Sofia will host the women, and every year they rotate. The only problem is that this would involve 2 nations, whereas the Canadian version is in just 1 nation. This is just my opinion, so feel free to comment below if you don't agree with me. Also, how can I get in touch with the WTA?
funny how you mention china and japan, when the us has way more tournaments...

there's really nothing wrong with a country having more than one tournament.

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I could do with a $25K down here
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The WTA really needs to change around some tournaments. Countries like Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Belarus, Ukraine and other Balkan nations don't have any WTA events. Some countries have way too many WTA events, like China and Japan, which will each host 3 tournaments next season. I think that the WTA should work with the ATP, like they do for Montreal and Toronto, where they swap the tournaments every year, so there won't be so many tournaments every year. For example, on possibility would involve Belgrade and Sofia, where one year Belgrade will host the men, and Sofia will host the women, and every year they rotate. The only problem is that this would involve 2 nations, whereas the Canadian version is in just 1 nation. This is just my opinion, so feel free to comment below if you don't agree with me. Also, how can I get in touch with the WTA?
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^ Bartoli will like the fried mars- bars in Ireland

We don't have any type of fried chocolate. That's Scotland. Lots of Mexican restaurants in Ireland do friend ice cream though, it's lovely but filling!

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Filderstadt/Zurich please. i can't stand it without both.

Warsaw/Sopot. super Tier3 clay event. i LOVE the polish events, best tennis of the clay season IMO.

shtokholm/helsinki/copenhagen three-way would be nice.

Ukraine/belerus
romania/hungary switch (budapest and bucherest!)

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I actually think the WTA does good with fewer tournaments. In order to have a successful tournament, you need the money and fans in that area. that's why we don't have tournaments in some smaller countries. especially now that every tournament has to offer at least $220,000. I wish USA had more tournaments to be completely honest.

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funny how you mention china and japan, when the us has way more tournaments...

there's really nothing wrong with a country having more than one tournament.
Yes, but the US is huge! China is big also, but the US has much more facilities, and Japan is tiny and has 2 tournaments in Tokyo.

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The WTA really needs to change around some tournaments. Countries like Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Belarus, Ukraine and other Balkan nations don't have any WTA events. Some countries have way too many WTA events, like China and Japan, which will each host 3 tournaments next season. I think that the WTA should work with the ATP, like they do for Montreal and Toronto, where they swap the tournaments every year, so there won't be so many tournaments every year. For example, on possibility would involve Belgrade and Sofia, where one year Belgrade will host the men, and Sofia will host the women, and every year they rotate. The only problem is that this would involve 2 nations, whereas the Canadian version is in just 1 nation. This is just my opinion, so feel free to comment below if you don't agree with me. Also, how can I get in touch with the WTA?
The WTA would probably love to have tournaments in these countries, provided they give the WTA the $$$$$$ to hold the event. So until some rich businessman from one of these countries can attract sponsors and tell them that holding a WTA event is a good use of money, there is not really anything the WTA will do about it.
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