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View Poll Results: Miami or YEC ???
Miami is defo the 5th Slam ! at the YEC you can win it after losing one match ! 36 28.35%
YEC comes just after the Slams, it's only about the 8 best players after all ! 66 51.97%
Who cares, it is the OG that counts the most (miffedmax ) 25 19.69%
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What is the fifth best tournament of the world ? after the slams of course

Miami ?

In bold : the one who have never won a Slam (yet).

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I would pick YEC at the most important tournament after the Slams really... but that's just me....

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We've been over this a hundred times.

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YEC
I don't know if it's necessarily the 5th best but it's the 5th most important tournament of the year

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Max has a point - if I were a player I'd prefer to win a gold medal rather than IW/Miami/YEC, just because the opportunity only comes once every four years so that would make it a little extra special

Throwing a curveball here, but I bet the Fed Cup is more important than Miami/YEC to some players

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YEC. You have to win multiple matches over top players. Then Miami.




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Olympics, YEC and Bad Gastein.

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YEC
I don't know if it's necessarily the 5th best but it's the 5th most important tournament of the year
If you made this survey among the players, I'm convinced that 9 out of 10 would prefer to win a gold medal at the Olympics rather than winning Miami, YEC, or any other non-slam. I even read somewhere that Sharapova puts a gold medal in London next year above winning another slam. But I don't have a source for that statement.
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If you made this survey among the players, I'm convinced that 9 out of 10 would prefer to win a gold medal at the Olympics rather than winning Miami, YEC, or any other non-slam. I even read somewhere that Sharapova puts a gold medal in London next year above winning another slam. But I don't have a source for that statement.
Then why make that statement in the first place?

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Then why make that statement in the first place?
OK, I found the source. What she actually says is that winning the Olympics and the French Open are the two biggest targets for her at this stage in her career.

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Indian f'in Wells was better than Miami this year -- enough said.

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