its pathetic, the WTA try and build the YEC up as something great, but if theres zero atmosphere, crap tennis and a odd feeling with it being outdoors at night, then its got no chance of being anything bar the butt of the joke that has been the WTA all year.
then why a tennis tournament like this is held in the place like this? it should be a privilege to host this tournament
its the same thing as the asian swing it's the wta trying to make women's tennis "global" but forgetting that certain places just won't pull a crowd...the tournaments that did they have moved off the schedule or downgraded, and the places that could possibly give a good-great crowd for yec they ignore in their efforts to now involve asia and the middle east
Raúl hasta siempre capitán ♥♥♥
I shall destroy the temple, and rebuild it in 3 days
Utterly disappointing seeing that Serena is playing Sveta in a night match and the crowd is so poor.
Two years ago the crwods in Madrid were great and the ticket prices were extremely reasonable. I paid 25 euros for a round robin session which had 3 matches plus only 33 euros for the final between Henin and Sharapova. The atmsphere at the Recinto Ferial Casa de Campo was terrific and was absolutely electric for the final.
I wanted to go back to Madrid in 2008 but of course it went to Doha instead. Madrid hosted the event for 2 years in 2006 and 2007 and it was great, what a shame it moved so soon. And besides the 2007 final what about the fabolous matches in 2006 between Henin and Mauresmo and the semi betwen Mauresmo and Clisjters played before a great crowd??
We know that they are playing in Doha for the money offered but this is quite shameful, the WTA should be ashamed about this. I hope that the tournament will be moved from Doha next year to give the WTA some much needed credibility. Don't forget last year in Doha some matches were played in crazily windy conditions. This is their flagship tournament!
Also, I would have thought the players would prefer to play in front of full crowds and an energetic atmospere as well.