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100,000 People Attended Antwerp

I think that's a record attendance for a WTA tournament in the past year, and a triumph for this two-year-old tournament. Only one or two ATP tournaments gain this level of attendance.

There were good attendances even for the early rounds, producing a great atmosphere.

Of course there are special reasons for this (Kim and Justine being two), but it represents a vote of confidence in the women's game, and its ability to interest and entertain the public.

Now why can't the WTA do the same for the Year-end championships?

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That is FANTASTIC!!!!!!! BELGIUM ROCKS! I say move the year-end championships to Brussels and Antwerp!
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i'd have to agree. belgium is the only place wheere the year end champs would get a big attendence like the one mentioned.

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Congrats to them, but I think they need to hold a tournament more than two years to be assured of large crowds consistently. After all, this country is tennis-starved, so they're all excited to get out and see some tennis live...

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Not a surprise. Belgium doesn't deserve the Year Ender, but it does deserve a tier one more than the pathetic crowds at Moscow does.

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the WTa Season Ending Champs should be held in belgium...

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Belgians came to see VENUS play one of their daughters not just to see Juju and Kim play one another.
It was like Tiger woods coming to that country.
The tour championships in Cali will be much bigger this year.

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Re: 100,000 People Attended Antwerp

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I think that's a record attendance for a WTA tournament in the past year, and a triumph for this two-year-old tournament. Only one or two ATP tournaments gain this level of attendance.
Do you mean an attendance record for a Tier II tournament?
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I THINK that's ALL WTA tournaments. There's not a lot of difference between Tier 1s and 2s in terms of attendance.

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Belgians came to see VENUS play one of their daughters not just to see Juju and Kim play one another.
It was like Tiger woods coming to that country.
The tour championships in Cali will be much bigger this year.

I guarantee it.
I dont know why you had to point this out....
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Tee Rexx is refering to this thread...duh

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I THINK that's ALL WTA tournaments. There's not a lot of difference between Tier 1s and 2s in terms of attendance.
I know of Tier I's that had higher attendance..but 100,000 people is a huge success!! Especially considering how young the tournament is, it's very impressive!
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Does anybody have the attendance figures for the Canadian tournaments or know where I could find attendance figures for different tournaments?
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Does anybody have the attendance figures for the Canadian tournaments or know where I could find attendance figures for different tournaments?
I know the attendance for the Rogers Cup in Montreal last year was just under 164,000.
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Then doesn't that make this whole story incorrect?

I was sure that both the mens and womens events in Canada drew over 100 000.
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