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What's the deal with the TBA women's matches tomorrow ???,

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/score...ule/index.html

No men's matches are "to be announced". Once again it shows such a chauvinistic take on women's tennis from Wimbledon officials. Although I'm pretty sure $$$harapova will play on Centre late in the evening under the roof.




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Re: What's the deal with the TBA women's matches tomorrow ???,

It's traditional...

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Re: What's the deal with the TBA women's matches tomorrow ???,

Because women's matches are shorter, therefore it won't be as tough for them to play on consecutive days if they don't get on tomorrow.

The only shocker on tomorrow's schedule is shunting Isner-Mahut out onto Court 3
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Re: What's the deal with the TBA women's matches tomorrow ???,

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Because women's matches are shorter, therefore it won't be as tough for them to play on consecutive days if they don't get on tomorrow.

The only shocker on tomorrow's schedule is shunting Isner-Mahut out onto Court 3
I know that. But it means these women have to wait nervously all day long to know on what court they're playing...
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Re: What's the deal with the TBA women's matches tomorrow ???,

Maria will probably play Centre Court, especially if it rains tomorrow.
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I know that. But it means these women have to wait nervously all day long to know on what court they're playing...
It's tough, but that's how the luck goes.

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I know that. But it means these women have to wait nervously all day long to know on what court they're playing...
They know plays won't start before 17:00.
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I know that. But it means these women have to wait nervously all day long to know on what court they're playing...
But it's not chauvinism. There's a logical reason for it.

And I doubt the players will be "nervous" about what court they're on, as long as they get on. Loads of players who were scheduled for today have to come back tomorrow anyway, so it's not like Maria or Pennetta or whoever will be the only ones who will have to waste a day, if indeed they do have to.
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Maria will probably play Centre Court, especially if it rains tomorrow.
I'd have thought that Laura would be first in the queue.

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I know that. But it means these women have to wait nervously all day long to know on what court they're playing...
So instead of just not knowing exactly when they'll play, they won't know exactly when or where they'll play. They're professionals; they'll work through it.

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Re: What's the deal with the TBA women's matches tomorrow ???,

Courts that finish their matches quickly get the extra matches.... its easier to fit a shorter womens match as an extra as they take up less time and therefore will be completed.

Its better than fixing a match to play on court X, only to have all the earlier matches go on for 4 hours each and then you don't get to play at all.... I'd rather be 'Court TBA, not before 5pm" than be a 4th or 5th match on court, not knowing if you were going to play or not, or have to continue a match onto a second day.
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Re: What's the deal with the TBA women's matches tomorrow ???,

They expect it at Wimbledon with the rain.

TBA is there for women's matches, which last shorter, so that the men who have to play five sets are pulling double/triple/quadruple duty

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I'd have thought that Laura would be first in the queue.
No way - she only got onto Court 2 two years ago (she was on Centre last year only because she was facing a top seed). And the hype around her has faded now. Sharapova-Chakvetadze will definitely be first in line to get onto Centre.
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But it's not chauvinism. There's a logical reason for it.

And I doubt the players will be "nervous" about what court they're on, as long as they get on. Loads of players who were scheduled for today have to come back tomorrow anyway, so it's not like Maria or Pennetta or whoever will be the only ones who will have to waste a day, if indeed they do have to.
At least the unfinished men's matches are scheduled. And yes it's chauvinism, you don't see that in the other 3 GS. It's not tradition, it's utterly despicable.
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So instead of just not knowing exactly when they'll play, they won't know exactly when or where they'll play. They're professionals; they'll work through it.
Roland Garros moved several of the last matches of the day to other courts that had finished faster. So instead of assigning them to a specific court and then moving them anyway they can just as well write TBA so spectators are aware. At Wimbledon you at least know what matches can be moved. At Roland Garros you din't know which of the last matches would be moved. So I don't think it's any worse than at Roland Garros where all matches were scheduled to a specif court and then many if them moved anyway.
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