Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood and other classified areas
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.
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