WILLIAMS domination may benefit Tier IV events - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2003, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood and other classified areas
Posts: 7,125
                     
WILLIAMS domination may benefit Tier IV events

The domination of VENUS and SERENA WILLIAMS may have an interesting effect on the tour in the future that will benefit players, promoters and fans. Because the WILLIAMS and 2 or 3 other players may be commanding the outcome of most of the Grand Slams and Tier I and II events, the Tier IV tournaments may be injected with much higher ranked players than ever before.

For instance, the Sarasota classic has the following players entered Dokic (9), Myskina (11), Schnyder (13), Sugiyama (18), Dementieva and, of course, the Russian Rocket, Anna Kournikova. Many of the players mentioned were former top ten players or some may be future top ten players.

Given enough time we might even see a 4-7 ranked player in these events who may be coming back from an injury or is just trying to get a lot of tournament play before a higher tier tournament.

One more benefit of the outstanding play of the WILLIAMS that may help fans many others involved with the tour as well.

Tee Rexx
Chairman, Williams Tennis Association
Tennis is a game ... Have fun with it!
TeeRexx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2003, 05:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Dava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Pau-Pau-Pau-Pau-La-La-La!
Posts: 17,733
                     
Mmm I would have to see more evidence ie a lot more players at tier 4 tournaments to see this to be true. Another explaination for the high draw at Sarasota is the fact that these players have a lot of points to defend and they are cacking themselves.

WTA TOUR
ELENA DEMENTIEVA
KIM CLIJSTERS
ALSO STARRING
THE GIRLS ON TOUR!

ASAGOE~BOVINA~JANKOVIC~MOLIK
MYSKINA~SCHNYDER~ZVONAREVA

THE YOUNG GUNS

BACSINSZKY~CHAKVATADZE~IVANOVIC
JACKSON~KIRILENKO~LINETSKAYA
MAKAROVA~MIRZA


THE COMEBACK KIDS

BEYGELZIMER~DOKIC~HARKLEROAD
SPREM~VAKULENKO

Dava is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2003, 05:58 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: this celluloid dream
Posts: 4,078
                     
Are Venus and serena also the reason we were able to put a man on the moon?
King Lindsay is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2003, 06:08 PM
Senior Member
 
brickhousesupporter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: it is all about location
Posts: 15,728
                     
Quote:
Are Venus and serena also the reason we were able to put a man on the moon?
Dont be ridiculous, they weren't even born yet. But had they been who knows.

I am not conceited, I am just convinced
brickhousesupporter is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2003, 09:11 PM
Senior Member
 
brunof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Michelle Kwan Rocks
Posts: 4,932
                     
King Lindsay - To some it seems to be the case
brunof is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2003, 09:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: b/n 1 & 3
Posts: 3,628
 
Pfft @ the people who use sarcasm to ridicule a legitimate theory....

Yes, I happen to agree that the domination of a certain players (I would add Kim here amongst these players) of the top tourneys of the tour might influence other players to try their lucks in other tourneys. I don't know if this is the case yet, or if it will ever be, but to discount the fact that such a calculation doesn't enter a mind of players is naive. In short, I am saying I agree with dava_russianrule .
Hulet is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2003, 06:10 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: this celluloid dream
Posts: 4,078
                     
pffft @ the people who think this is a legitimate theory.
King Lindsay is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2003, 06:18 AM
Sunset, Moonrise, Winter
 
Sam L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Shangri-La
Posts: 35,373
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by TeeRexx
For instance, the Sarasota classic has the following players entered Dokic (9), Myskina (11), Schnyder (13), Sugiyama (18), Dementieva and, of course, the Russian Rocket, Anna Kournikova. Many of the players mentioned were former top ten players or some may be future top ten players.
Funny, I never realised there was a tier I or tier II event on right now If those same players choose to play in Porto instead of say Charleston next week, fine! But OOPS ALL except Sugiyama (who's resting next week anyway) ARE playing in Charleston Looks like another BS theory to me.
Sam L is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2003, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood and other classified areas
Posts: 7,125
                     
Sam - I guess we will see what we will see when the next Tier IV rolls around.

Feel free to bump up this thread and its bs theory at that time as well.

Tee Rexx
Chairman, Williams Tennis Association
Tennis is a game ... Have fun with it!
TeeRexx is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2003, 10:37 AM
Senior Member
 
moby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 14,473
                     
maybe the other players just want some green clay practice before charleston rolls round?

i wouldn't read too much into this (as yet). after all its not like the rest of the top 10 are playing in it. dokic is the only one.

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
moby is offline  
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2003, 02:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: What's it to ya, bub?
Posts: 2,981
                     
I don't normally bump crappy Tee Rexx threads like this one that belong on page 5 but I had a huge laugh at the post above this one. Check out the screen name and then the avatar .............. Now thank me for pointing this out.

The WTAworld Quote Hall of Fame (recent entries):
"All this year Kim has been have catwalk draws ..." - leslie, on Kim Clijsters' easy draws in 2003
"I wanna see Anna, I bet I could tape that ass" - SerenaSlam, on fan perception of Anna K.
"n I am more of a retard, yes." - gogomaggie
"she has a face of a cereal killer" - Naldo, on Serena Williams
Every post you make : Every dumb mistake : I'll be watching you
MarcusRock is offline  
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2003, 03:06 PM
Keeper of Secrets
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Speculation Land
Posts: 8,599
                     
Marcus babe you're bad lol


Veelieve
Chance is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2003, 03:12 PM
Senior Member
 
moby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 14,473
                     
lol thanks for pointing that out

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
moby is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2003, 03:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: What's it to ya, bub?
Posts: 2,981
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by easy
lol thanks for pointing that out
HEY!!! Don't you go changing that avatar on me. I need to follow you around and laugh at each post you make, whether it's serious or not. Besides, it only works with the Hingis or Kournikova avatars.

The WTAworld Quote Hall of Fame (recent entries):
"All this year Kim has been have catwalk draws ..." - leslie, on Kim Clijsters' easy draws in 2003
"I wanna see Anna, I bet I could tape that ass" - SerenaSlam, on fan perception of Anna K.
"n I am more of a retard, yes." - gogomaggie
"she has a face of a cereal killer" - Naldo, on Serena Williams
Every post you make : Every dumb mistake : I'll be watching you
MarcusRock is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2003, 03:35 PM
Senior Member
 
moby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 14,473
                     
i would love stalkers...
but if you insist, never mind then...

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
moby is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome