Only 36 out of 53 players confirmed their presence, and it's only thanks to the 12 newbies that we can fill the usual main draw of 48. But we do need to change the wild card and qualifying round system. Even if everyone will enter the main draw, I want to keep the qualies as an extra chance to gain ranking points. For this first leg, top 6 among the newbies will get in as qualifiers, with the usual 25 pts bonus; the other 6 will get in as wild cards. No lucky loser this time. From the 2nd leg on everyone will be ranked and I might make more changes.
The first part of this event will be a round robin again with all the 11 teams playing each other. At the end of the RR stage, top 6 will enter the World Group I main draw, while the other 5 will fight to qualify for the play-off ties.
Thanks for the info Doc. Any idea when the draws will be released so we can see how we went?
The first leg inlcudes also next week's events in Paris and Pattaya City, so the results won't be definitive till these tournaments are over. I'm still busy wrapping up last year's Olympics and Awards, but mid-February is a safe guess for the first scores.
Thank you, good luck!
Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF 18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters Sabatini vs Martinez ? Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9 Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6 Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5 Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4 Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17 Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21% Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)