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Le Placid Parisian is on it this year; that and a token will get her on the Paris subway. In other words, the council is purely advisory. And don't confuse it with the 3 "player class representatives" on the WTA board (cut this year from 10 members to 8).

All are long retired: Kathy Jordan, Lisa Grattan, and the head of this trio, I'm not making this up: Harold Solomon! (Duh, when did HE ever play in the WTA)? In other words, in a sport where IMG and Octagon both represent players and (as tournament owners) employ them, you expect true representation?

In fact, there's a "3rd category" (the elected player rep @ a tourney, listed on the drawsheet). @ IW '03, it was Tina Mueller. So Cute Little Button Nose lost in R1 and played the 50K Mesa, AZ Challenger during Week 2 (where she ALSO lost in R1 ). Now WTF kind of "representation" could she give from the next state? (The kind the tour and TD's want: zero)!
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Lindsay just said about Venus seeding " we decided it 8 weeks ago"
So she is still in the players council.
Oh that's what the council does.

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So on it are LIndsay, Venus, Kim & Maggie............

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Yeah he did say that and then like 10 minutes later he goes oh sorry I meant Manuela (yes he said manuela) was on the Player's Council and then Kerryn Pratt (the other commentator) said you mean Maggie

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John Barrett must be getting Alzheimers.
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Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

I know that on the mens side the top 3 players(Rafa, Rog and Novak) are all on the council putting in their 2c....

I was wondering who is on the WTA's one. From memory Lindsay was on it for a while??

What about the WS, Sharapova etc

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Re: Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

Venus almost always goes to their meetings
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Re: Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

Venus, Patty and Stubbs
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Re: Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

1-20 Representatives:
Patty Schnyder
Mary Pierce
Venus Williams
Open position to be filled

21+ Representative:
Liezel Huber

51-100 Representative:
Akgul Amanmuradova

101+ Representative:
Martina Muller



According to Women Who Serve from the end of last year

http://www.onthebaseline.com/2008/12...ayers-council/
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Re: Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

Patty
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Re: Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

Serena is on it, mentioned it in her blog before and recently.

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Hey Guys, I hope is well with you, my Fans. How am I, you ask. I am great, actually a bit bored. I'm currently in Miami at a player counsel meeting. This is actually my first meeting.
LOL at the fact that it's her first meeting and she's already bored.

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Re: Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

Patty....I bet Rainer comes along and doesnt shutup either!

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Re: Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

Mary Pierce, top 20?

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1-20 Representatives:
Patty Schnyder
Mary Pierce
Venus Williams

According to Women Who Serve from the end of last year

http://www.onthebaseline.com/2008/12...ayers-council/
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Re: Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

http://www.10sballs.com/2013/01/17/w...for-radwanska/

"The WTA Players’ Council was almost unanimous in its denial of world No. 4 and top Pole Agnieszka Radwanska’s request to play the new clay court tournament in Poland, the BNP Paribas Katowice Open, because she missed the deadline by a day and also asked to be play two International Series tournaments in the first six months of the year, Daily Tennis has learned



Players were mandated to hand their 2013 schedules or request changes by November 15, but according to sources, Radwanska did not hand in her request until November 16.



The WTA Players Council was asked by the executive board to review the matter and the Players’ Council turned her down as they felt that if they made an exception for her that it would open the flood gates to other late requests.



The WTA Players Council consists of Serena Williams, Samantha Stosur, Francesca Schiavone, Caroline Wozniacki, Lucie Safarova, Andrea Hlavackova, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Akgul Amanmuradova .



Top-10 players such as Radwanska are only allowed to play two lower-level International Series tournaments season, one in the first half of the year and one in the second, and the 23-year-old Radwanska had already scheduled in the Auckland tournament when she made her calendar nearly a year ago. She was said to have been paid a healthy appearance fee to play there.



Radwanska said that she only heard about the April 8-14 tournament in Poland becoming official in early November, well after she had made her 2013 schedule. The tournament was moved from Copenhagen as it was financially in trouble.



However, sources say that she knew about the new tournament’s existence two weeks before the schedule deadline.



Some Players’ Council members were upset that the WTA administration did not inform them until the last minute that the tournament in Copenhagen was in trouble and might be moved to Poland, because then they might have been able to anticipate Radwanska’s request and ask her to put it in earlier.



There are also players who don’t understand why they have to make their entire annual schedule so far in advance and have asked the WTA to consider letting them plan the first six months of the year first in order to allow tournaments time enough to promote them, and then be given another month to decide on where they will play during the last six months of the season.



The WTA will consider allowing top 10 players to add another International Series tournament to their schedule in 2015.



Not only will Radwanska be unable to play, but world No. 5 Angelique Kerber, who is also of Polish extraction, won’t compete there as she is signed up to play in the tournament in Monterey, Mexico, which has switched to clay courts and begins the first week of April."

Old news but I think it is interesting of who makes up the Player's council now.
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Re: Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

I think every year before the US Open there is an new election to the council, so we may see new players joining soon.
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Re: Who's on the WTA tennis players council?

Other than stuff like exemptions from the restrictions on top players competing in an extra MM, the Council has almost no power.

The board has the say on most things, and has had the same split of 3 Tournament Class votes, 3 Player Class, the ITF person, and the WTA CEO for as long as I can remember.

Of the current 3 Player Class board members, Vanessa Webb is the only WTA player from recent years. And as Carlos Fleming works for IMG, he'd hardly be free to rock the boat anyhow.

http://www.wtatennis.com/board-of-directors
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