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Confirmed Format

* Round Robin format - 4 groups of 3 players


* Draw of 12 players (including 2 Wild Cards). The highest 10 ranked players as of the Monday before the Tournament, who have won an International Tournament singles event during the current Tour Yearand have not qualified for entry into the Sony Ericsson Championships singles draw will qualify for the event, along with 2 wildcards, nominated by the Tournament.


* Prize money of $600K. A player who wins 3 International tournaments and the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions will receive the additional $1-million bonus on top of the prize money.


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Re: Confirmed Format

why not 3 groups of 4 players? it would be more comfortable i guess..

also, a bit lower prize money than i expected.
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why not 3 groups of 4 players?
Easiest way to get a semifinal draw I guess

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Low prize money what a pathetic tournament .

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why not 3 groups of 4 players? it would be more comfortable i guess..

also, a bit lower prize money than i expected.
How exactly would you get to a 4 player semifinal with 3 groups?

4 groups, winner of each group advances.
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How exactly would you get to a 4 player semifinal with 3 groups?

4 groups, winner of each group advances.
You would do a wildcard if it was three groups. IMO that would be more interesting.

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You would do a wildcard if it was three groups. IMO that would be more interesting.
That's legitimate draw fixing.
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if they give wildcards to indonesian players then


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if they give wildcards to indonesian players then
There should be no wildcards but an automatic entry for players who didnt qualify to Doha.
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That's legitimate draw fixing.
Not a wild wildcard, but like they do in baseball where the player who has the fourth best record gets to go, if you see what I mean. It would make it more interesting .

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I think one WC will go to Patty Schnyder as she won Bali last year, I think she deserves it, because she cannot even defend her title otherwise.

Giving WC's to Indonesian Players is senseless: No indonesian player could win a match in any WTA Tour tournament, not even in qualifying!!!

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Not a wild wildcard, but like they do in baseball where the player who has the fourth best record gets to go, if you see what I mean. It would make it more interesting .
They used to do that in Davis Cup also, winner would get authomatically into the final the following year

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Giving WC's to Indonesian Players is senseless: No indonesian player could win a match in any WTA Tour tournament, not even in qualifying!!!
That would make wonders to their rankings, though...every match played in Bali gives you 35 points (even losing it)

Add 90 for every RR win
Add 170 for semifinal win
Add 190 for final win

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strange strange!

Look at Radwanska, Ivanovic and other top 15 players who won't qualify for Doha but probably won't qualify for Bali as well as they haven't won an international event!!

On the contrary Lisicki and Dulgheru for exemple both won a Premier event but not an international event so they are not qualified yet even if they won a bigger event!

I'll be curious to see the 2 WC

number 9 and 10 at the Race??
Dulgheru and Lisicki??
Sharapova ??
Clijsters??
Schnyder the title holder??
Indonesian player??

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i guess this is a tournament noone needs

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