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2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions

The 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions held in Sofia will be played from 29 October 2012 in Round Robin Format, with 8 players (up to 2 being wildcards) in contention for up to 375 points and US$270,000 should the winner wins all matches played. Here's a preview of the Tournament in 2012...

Qualifications:

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To qualify...

- Award a tournament wildcard by playing at least 1 match in Int'l series 4 weeks ahead of the tournament.
- Wins an Int'l Tournament and ranked in the Top 6 on the Monday of the week when YEC is held.
- Max 2 wildcards and if no wildcards are given, player(s) ranked #7 and/or 8 will be qualified.
- Rulebook Tie break will be used to determine spots if any.

To alternate...

- The next two highest ranked players not qualified in the criteria above will have the option to alt.
- The list will go down until two players are willing to alt.
Participation:

Code:
- Mandatory unless in YEC singles or alt for it.
- If participates in promos then no forced zero or fines.
- Round robin format with two groups. Each player plays 3 matches in RR.
- Tie break will go by...
+ Greatest number of matches played, then
+ H2H if only two tied, then
+ If three tied, 1) greatest number of matches played, 2) % of sets won, 3) % of games won
+ ...defaulting or retirement do not count in %
+ Consultation of WTA if still tied
- Any withdrawal from matches will cause a player to be eliminated and replaced by an alt.
Ranking points and Prize money:

Code:
Alternate      -  $  7,500     0 for no participation
Participation  - +$ 35,000  + 25 per RR played
Per RR Win     - +$ 15,000  + 35
Semifinal Loss - +$ 10,000  +  0
Semifinal Win  - +$ 65,000  + 75
Final Win      - +$125,000  +120
Qualifiers:

Code:
Caroline Wozniacki  - Seoul
- Qualified after winning Seoul

Nadia Petrova       - 's-Hertogenbosch
- Qualified after defeating Samantha Stosur in Tokyo

Roberta Vinci       - Dallas
- Qualified after Chang Kai-Chen defeated Marion Bartoli in Guangzhou

Maria Kirilenko
- Qualified after being awarded a Wildcard

Kaia Kanepi         - Estoril
- Qualified after Chang Kai-Chen defeated Samantha Stosur in Osaka
- Withdrew due to injury.

Venus Williams      - Luxembourg
- Qualified by winning Luxembourg
- Withdrew due to commitments in South Africa.

Hsieh Su-Wei        - Kuala Lumpur/Guangzhou
- Qualified after Caroline Wozniacki defeated Sofia Arvidsson in Moscow

Tsvetana Pironkova
- Qualified after being awarded a Wildcard
Alternates:

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Zheng Jie           - Auckland
- Qualified after Kaia Kanepi withdrew.

Daniela Hantuchova  - Pattaya City
- Qualified after Venus Williams withdrew.

Francesca Schiavone - Strasbourg
- Decide not to participate

Mona Barthel        - Hobart
- Decide not to participate

Sofia Arvidsson     - Memphis
- Alternate #1

Alize Cornet        - Bad Gastein
- Alternate #2

So what happens when a friend or partner holds a different opinion against your favorite?
- Agree to disagree, don't hold grudges for someone else

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Re: 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions

they just confirmed that petrova and vinci have qualified for sofia, but no mention of wozniacki... has she opted not to play? that would be a first....
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Re: 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions

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they just confirmed that petrova and vinci have qualified for sofia, but no mention of wozniacki... has she opted not to play? that would be a first....
Should Wozniacki qualify as an ALT for Istanbul, she does not have to play Sofia, hence the reason not confirmed.

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Re: 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions

If Caro don't get to play in the Big YEC, she will play in Sofia.

(But there needs 3 wd's so unlikely she plays in Turkey...)

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thx coolfish
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Re: 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions

Caro, Nadia, Vinci, Zheng, Kiri and Pironkova will play, but who are the last 2?

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Re: 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions

Hsieh and Kanepi or Daniela (Kanepi has been injured so Daniela may take her place)
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Re: 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions

how can they call it mandatory yet Venus can wd?
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2012, 05:55 PM
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It don't matter for Venus's ranking and she had other plans that week...

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With Kaia and Vee Out, Dani is In.

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It don't matter for Venus's ranking and she had other plans that week...
i understand that i was questioning how they can call it mandatory then let a qualifier withdraw. there must be penalties i presume.
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Had Caroline withdrawn, she would have lost some of the 1.000.000 in Bonus money... But only YE Top 10'er get the Bonus for keeping thier commitments ithink...

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Re: 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions

it has been confirmed:

wozniacki, petrova, kirilenko, vinci, hsieh, zheng, hantuchova and pironkova....

http://sofia-tennis.bg/en/news/Jasni...-za-Sofija-132
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When is the Draw done?

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Re: 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions

Arvidson and Cornet are the alternates
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