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Women To Get Ranking Points For 2004 Olympics

Women to get ranking points for 2004 Olympics


May 29, 2003
PARIS (AP) -- Women will receive rankings points for their Olympic results for the first time in 2004, a change designed to encourage participation.

The men's tour began awarding rankings points for the Olympics in 2000.

The change for women was announced Thursday at the French Open by the International Tennis Federation.

``This agreement will make the event even more meaningful to our players,'' WTA Tour chairman Larry Scott said.

ATP and WTA Tour rankings will be used to determine the top 48 automatic qualifiers in the 64-player draws for men's and women's singles. Each nation is eligible for four entries into each draw.

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Any word on the # of points...or what winning would be comparable to.....

Anyone know what the men get for winning the Olympics?
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4 entries in each draw ?

Wasn´t it last time that ech country could only send 3 players f.e. into a women´s singles draw !
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Men got 80 Race pts or 400 ESP pts
a bit too much i say

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bad idea. This will penalize people like Jennifer Capriati who might not to get to play even though she's #7 in the world.
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I wonder if Venus will play since she is the defending Gold Medalist?
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I think the points should be a lot for the Olympics, this is the Olympics for goodness sake! I think the points should be worth just a bit below what the slams are worth.
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How will this penalize Jennifer? She can just pick up other tournaments if she wants those points.
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bad idea. This will penalize people like Jennifer Capriati who might not to get to play even though she's #7 in the world.
Totally agree. How can they give ranking points for it if rankings aren't used to decide the entry?
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Any word on the # of points...or what winning would be comparable to.....

Anyone know what the men get for winning the Olympics?
fwiw, then men used to get:

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How will this penalize Jennifer? She can just pick up other tournaments if she wants those points.
just because it'll be a big point tournament she may not even get to enter despite the fact that she'll be higher ranked than 90% of the players entered.
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well they count olympic gold medals as TITLES so I think they should give out ranking points as well. don't they give out ranking points for the tour champs when you have to sort of qualify to make the elite 16 err 8? it's really the same thing. I think it's ridiculous that you're paid for fed cup but you're not paid for representing your country in the olympics but they count that as a title.

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just because it'll be a big point tournament she may not even get to enter despite the fact that she'll be higher ranked than 90% of the players entered.
Yeah but look at it this way: The players that DO play can't defend those points the following year with an Olympics occuring every 4 years.

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I am glad for this. It should count, as it's a big event, and the men get ranking points. If women want equal $, they should take steps to do everything equal. RIght?
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The Olympics are a big deal but I don't think there should be ranking points for it. This is because it is essentially a closed event only open to a select few players selected by their country. Regular tournaments are open to all to enter if they wish so they can pick up or lose valuable ranking points at their own selection. With the Olympics some players are going to fall behind other competitors due to matters outside their own control.
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