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New WTA tournament in Israel!

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what tier is it?
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according to the news report it is supposed to be between 170,000 and 300,000 $ !!!
amazing
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details - was it in Ha'Aretz, Yediot, Maa'riv or some sports new paper?
is there an article? link?
if so - it would be wonderful.
anna might stay another year just for that
let's hope israel will have more top300 players by then...
I'm quite sure gubacci, nagyova and some other players would love to come here, as well as ipek and the new turkish players.
this could be great!

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details - was it in Ha'Aretz, Yediot, Maa'riv or some sports new paper?
is there an article? link?
if so - it would be wonderful.
anna might stay another year just for that
let's hope israel will have more top300 players by then...
I'm quite sure gubacci, nagyova and some other players would love to come here, as well as ipek and the new turkish players.
this could be great!
Here is the link

http://www.sport5.co.il/Articles/Art...&CategoryID=46

for some stupid reason they put sharapova's pic in the article
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I also saw the article and told all my friends (I only have two friends that like tennis, and I think I gave one of them a heart attack ), and we atarted planning how we'd buy the tickets and take a one week vacation from our jobs so we could see the matches.


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In "Haaretz" today it says the tournament will be of $140,000 so it will be a tier IV
It also says the tournament will take place in 2006

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/595784.html
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In "Maariv" it says that the tournament is expected to be from $110,000 to $170,000
but it could be even double than that!!!

I guess we will have to wait for tomorrow to know for sure

In any case I don't think there is sufficient infrastructure in Israel to host a tournament higher than tier III..
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That is awesome, good job cousins!
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really - we should not host anything more than a tierIII or else it will crumble within 3-5 years tops.
i'd much rather like it to be close to the turkish event, but that would require it to be a clay tourny which doesn't fit our country...
anyway - it makes me very happy

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In a press conference today it was anounced that the tournament would be of $140,000 (tier IV) and would take place in October of 2006.

Here is a picture from the conference (from Maariv):
Henry Zimund that contributes the money for the tournament is in the middle

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Tier IV, this is great!
hopefully there will be a few top 30 players who will come!

October 2006 just after I finish school and before the army
but my friends will join the army by then..

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These are pics from the press conference today (from www.one.co.il), so probably the picture Maariv put in his report of the conference was not from today



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this is REALLY great - i'm so happy

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Tier IV commitments: "best effort to provide 3 Silver exempts players"

Silver exempts players: Tier III 21-30 , Tier IV 31-52.

which means 3 players ranked between 31-52 will be in the turny I think

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