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WTA tour director Larry Scott announced it tonight after the championship match:

WTA Tour president and CEO Larry Scott said the event will leave Los Angeles in 2005, and relocate to another American city, Europe or China.

My money says another Americna city, possibly NY or Houston since they will not play the men's Y/E Masters there after 2004.
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China? Where's CamilleVidann?

I say good move.




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*cough* Canada *cough*

Actually I think it would be better if they moved it around like the men's. Give different countries a chance to see it.
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Let's think about this, shall we?

New York City = Madison Square Garden

Houston = shitty court that slants downhill, playing outside in the heat and humidity of late November in the South (and breaking numerous traditions to boot)

I'm guessing Europe for 05

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Let's think about this, shall we?

New York City = Madison Square Garden

Houston = shitty court that slants downhill, playing outside in the heat and humidity of late November in the South (and breaking numerous traditions to boot)

I'm guessing Europe for 05
After the disaster of 2001? No way is the YEC going back to Europe. Not for a while.
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Europe does not equal Germany you know

And weren't people complaining about the Champs being the US after the long European indoor season?

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They should move it to Belgium, I'm sure with Kim and Justine there would be a big crowd.
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China? Where's CamilleVidann?

I say good move.
Something tells me that the 'lovely' Camille has been put on ice for a few weeks!!

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I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself."
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They should move it to Belgium, I'm sure with Kim and Justine there would be a big crowd.
IF they go back to Europe and that is a big IF, they will go to either France or Italy because at least those countries players in in the Top 30.
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"The Heat and Humidity of late November in the South"??

HELLO?? The heat and humidity are long gone by November...
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wow what a shocker! head to the midwest! we don't have any pro tennis here. minneapolis or chicago!
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it should rotate. the wta just doesn't want to be seen to be copying the atp. they should swallow their pride and do what is best for the game.
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Is there an article with this announcement? I checked the WTA site and Yahoo tennis, and there was no mention of it. I find it odd that such a thing would be announced now, with 1 year left on the LA contract. How much effort would they put into marketing a lame-duck tourney?

And considering how successful the Philly event was, I find it hard to believe they would cast it aside again after its return.

Perhaps if it was moved, they could go to Chicago. They've been hungry for tennis since their tour event moved to Scottsdale. The tourney they had was well supported by fans. They just needed a sponsor. Maybe Bank of America will come along for the ride.

Still, everything that Scott said in his "state of the tour" address looks more like there was no plan to move the tourney. Has anything been posted online yet?
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I would love to see the event back in Europe!
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the italian commentator said s/t about Pechino.
The masters of shangai the last year was a success and pechino has a lot of money to offer.

"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same."
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