Originally Posted by TheNextSabatini
I wouldn't like this tournament to dissappear, trust me. But this may put Argentina closer to having a tournament. Let's face it, people in Mexico don't care about women's tennis and they don't have any good up-and-coming players (I'm sorry, really, but none of this girls will ever make it to the top 100, I believe you already know that).
There should be more tournaments in Latin America, it wouldn't be fair if this tournament gets cancelled.
seems you haven't any clue about what cares or not mexican crowd. Here Tennis is a very popular sport and women's tennis as well.
What happens is that women's tournament is overshadowed by the men's tournament.
There haven't been any attractive "stars" at the women's field last two years. That's why the crowd wasn't as interested in the women's tournament as it is in the men's tournament. It's very understandable.
When this tournament attracted "tennis stars" like Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Amanda Coetzer, Anna Kournikova, Elena Dementieva, etc. the women's tournament was a complete success, but lately even the defending champions (Benesova)
doesn't comes because they earn more money by just entering the tournaments in the middle east.
Bring just one or two stars to the women's field and you will see the courts full. I saw that when Kournikova and Arantxa came to Acapulco. But players like Jidkova or Salerni or Krauth aren't well known here nor in most countries of the world except for the die hard tennis fans.
I don't think is nice to desire that Acapulco tournament dissapears in order to bring them to Buenos Aires. Besides I think it's not logical nor possible in the short term. your ATP tournament was almost cancelled this year and now you want to have a WTA tournament?
I don't think Argentina economy is stable enough to handle this kind of tournaments. 1st organize better your own ATP tournament and re-built the ancient Buenos Aires Tennis Club and later think about having a WTA tournament.
Acapulco even with all that problems will be a much better option at the eyes of WTA than Buenos Aires, that's for granted.
But the organizers are losing money and this is basically a bussiness. Anyway I think the organizers can find new ways to promote the women's tournament. I mentioned a couple of them before.