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post #1 of 89 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2011, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Should the Tournament of Champions fiasco be abolished?

The first edition was quite promising with the RR format but after 2 horrible editions it is time that this useless tournament be laid to bed?

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Re: Should the Tournament of Champions fiasco be abolished?

I also want WTA Bali back, but this year is the last that this... Tournament of Champions is held in Bali, next year it will be in Sofia, Bulgaria

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I also want WTA Bali back, but this year is the last that this... Tournament of Champions is held in Bali, next year it will be in Sofia, Bulgaria
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Re: Should the Tournament of Champions fiasco be abolished?

It's the most useless tournament
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I liked the event in 2009 because you actually had to play a decent amount of matches to win the title (IMO, the minimum should be four matches played) and the wildcard situation wasn't so absymal.
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Re: Should the Tournament of Champions fiasco be abolished?

it has AMG and ivanovic in the final, it should not only be scrapped it should award minus points!

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It's obvious your problem is Ana winning not the tournament itself.So no it's not goin anywhere soon,it's here to stay until Baby Anci gets tired of liftin the trophy
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The first edition was quite promising with the RR format but after 2 horrible editions it is time that this useless tournament be laid to bed?

I want WTA Bali back!
No, you should be abolished from here from saying so much crap lately, your hating on Ana is so disgusting, get a life

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No, you should be abolished from here from saying so much crap lately, your hating on Ana is so disgusting, get a life

Bali is great
We all like Bali, she's talking about the format of the tournament.

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Re: Should the Tournament of Champions fiasco be abolished?

Somehow I like the idea of the Tournament. But I also think a player should at least have to win 4 matches to win the title. What I loved what the place Bali itself, great destination to end the year, Players can play Tennis in the evening and enjoying the beach and the great facilities there. But I'd prefer it as a normal WTA-Event. With that format it was clear that they would always get a nice line-up of competitive players but never with a Top-Player.

The imagination of holding the Event in Sofia is just scary, really. I mean no beaches, sunshine and so on. This will be a sad Tournament. Maybe WTA can surprise us, like they did with Istanbul, but I'm not really confident. Plus, now the Tournament is much more comparable with the championships in Istanbul. I mean the Top Players go to Istanbul, the B-Champions to Sofia, sounds stupid IMO:

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I also want WTA Bali back, but this year is the last that this... Tournament of Champions is held in Bali, next year it will be in Sofia, Bulgaria
Maybe Pironkova will be a WC next year

No need to win a title to be in this tournament of champions , right ?

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Re: Should the Tournament of Champions fiasco be abolished?

No, keep it. It's a genius idea and provides for much needed laughter and lightheartedness at the end of the season. Even the name "Tournament of Champions" looks like has been picked for that very reason.

All the more appropriate that Ana is the one owning it.

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Re: Should the Tournament of Champions fiasco be abolished?

It's such a pointless tournament. I get the idea, but what's the point in doing a proper YEC and then the scrub version? Especially since the scrub version is after the proper YEC.
They may as well just go back to the old 16 player YEC single knockout format instead of splitting them up.

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No, you should be abolished from here from saying so much crap lately, your hating on Ana is so disgusting, get a life

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