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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2003, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Why aren't more of the TOP TEN playing Sarasota?

I haven't looked at the draw but just judging from the threads here I dont' see Venus, Serena, Kim, Lindsay or JEnnifer. Why do players avoid this tournament? Isn't it a warmup for the French. ??
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2003, 04:56 PM
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Because
a) Miami was last week, and they need time to make the transition to clay, and bigger tournaments are coming up;
b) it's a Tier IV, and you don't get very many points for winning

Maybe if it's upgraded to Tier III even you would see more top players show up. If it was Tier II, definitely.
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Top 10 players are not commited to go to tier 4 so they have to go if they dont want to! I think Sarasota actually got a very good draw.

WTA TOUR
ELENA DEMENTIEVA
KIM CLIJSTERS
ALSO STARRING
THE GIRLS ON TOUR!

ASAGOE~BOVINA~JANKOVIC~MOLIK
MYSKINA~SCHNYDER~ZVONAREVA

THE YOUNG GUNS

BACSINSZKY~CHAKVATADZE~IVANOVIC
JACKSON~KIRILENKO~LINETSKAYA
MAKAROVA~MIRZA


THE COMEBACK KIDS

BEYGELZIMER~DOKIC~HARKLEROAD
SPREM~VAKULENKO

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