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Do the very top players HAVE to play an international tournament?

since venus and serena have both played acapulco and marbella this year, i was wondering if it was an obligation of a top player to have at least one international level tournament count in their top 16 resultsor if they could just play all grandslams and premiers??
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Re: Do the very top players HAVE to play an international tournament?

Don't think so.


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Re: Do the very top players HAVE to play an international tournament?

I don't think so, but they are allowed to play 1 international each half of the year.



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Re: Do the very top players HAVE to play an international tournament?

They do not have to, but if they do, they are capable of earning a greater share of the prize money pool at year end. [2, one in each half.]
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Re: Do the very top players HAVE to play an international tournament?

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Safina hasn't and won't play an international event this half of the season.

Does s'Hertogenbosh count for the first half or the second half of the season?
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Re: Do the very top players HAVE to play an international tournament?

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Re: Do the very top players HAVE to play an international tournament?

In that case Uranium was wrong
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The second half starts after Wimbledon?
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since venus and serena have both played acapulco and marbella this year, i was wondering if it was an obligation of a top player to have at least one international level tournament count in their top 16 resultsor if they could just play all grandslams and premiers??
I didn't read the second part of this post but the internationals do not have to count in their ranking. 10 results are mandatory: 4 slams, 4 mandatories and the best 2 of the Premier 5. The next 6 are the remaining 6 best. The internationals do not have to be a part of that 6 but if mathematically they are, then they obviously count.

A new rule for this year is that if you qualify for the YECs, they will also be mandatory in your ranking.
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