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Stands are semi empty? Tonight?!?!?

And that's when Williams sisters are playing, the player in the best form, the beauty, the most exciting youngster and the drama queen?
Then what to expect tomorrow?

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Its Doha, what do you expect? I doubt even last years final was full.

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Re: Stands are semi empty? Tonight?!?!?

It's WTA, what do you expect? I doubt they've ever had a full crowd in the last 4 years.
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I bet put this tournament to London or Moscow and the stands will be full

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I bet it wouldn't...
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it's nothing to do with the players some places just don't pull a tennis crowd

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then why a tennis tournament like this is held in the place like this? it should be a privilege to host this tournament

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then why a tennis tournament like this is held in the place like this? it should be a privilege to host this tournament
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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.

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It looks surprisingly well-attended.

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Moscow?
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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

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It looks surprisingly well-attended.


Moscow?
tonight is well attended for the 1st night...the amount of people there would make a great atmosphere but right now the matches are a bit of a dud

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The matches are pretty crap and some countries just don't give a shit about tennis I'm afraid.

They should move it back to MSG in New York... It probably won't dramatically increase sales but still, at least it has history of tennis.

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Re: Stands are semi empty? Tonight?!?!?

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.
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