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post #1 of 156 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2010, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Do you want the WTA to go back to Tier system.

A good year and a half on and i still really miss Tiers, not a fan of the roadmap system.

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Dear god! Yes! Please bring the tier system back! This Premier, Premier 5, Premier Mandatory business is ridiculous

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Re: Do you want the WTA to go back to Tier system.

Yeah, I'm up for the Tier system. Much easier to follow.
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Yeah, I liked the tier system
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Its just a different name.
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Re: Do you want the WTA to go back to Tier system.

all these different Premiers are too confusin.

Tier I, II, III and so on are just easier.
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Re: Do you want the WTA to go back to Tier system.

Good thread

It doesn't make much difference to me as it's pretty much the same meaning, just different names. Although I do not think that IW, Madrid and Beijing should be mandatory - they should be equal with Rome, Canadian Open, Tokyo etc. Making these tournaments mandatory have not benefited the tour in having increased rivalries at the top, madrid is a perfect example of this.

And there are areas of the schedule that definitely need cleaning up, particularly between AO and IW and also US Open to YEC is a mess. There's room for improvements and I think improvements are slowly happening already, for example Cincinatti and Birmingham are re-branding their stadiums. Another issue is drawing in more crowds, it's horrible to see so many empty stadiums. Tournament directors should all communicate with each at meetings on how this can be improved, for instance stuttgart could certainly give madrid, rome and beijing some advice!
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Who cares? Tournaments are tournaments.
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I never know the importance of what's being played

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Premier Mandatory --> Tier I
Premier 5 --> Tier II
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Premier Mandatory --> Tier I
Premier 5 --> Tier II
Premier --> Tier III
International --> Tier IV/V

Premier Mandatory --> Super Tier I
Premier 5 --> Tier I
Premier --> Tier II
International --> Tier III/IV
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Premier Mandatory --> Tier I
Premier 5 --> Tier II
Premier --> Tier III
International --> Tier IV/V

No it's more like

Premier Mandatory / Premier 5 --> Tier I
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Re: Do you want the WTA to go back to Tier system.

The gap between Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 is so small then there is a huge gap to Premier and then there are the internationals which are also very diverse and deserve 2 tiers.

The 4 tier system worked really well imo

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