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Mon's boy
Jun 13th, 2004, 02:08 PM
how come there is no qualifying?

tenn_ace
Jun 13th, 2004, 02:45 PM
there is never a qualifying here due to the next week Wimbledon, I guess.

Experimentee
Jun 13th, 2004, 03:14 PM
But there is always qualifying at Eastbourne, and its the same week.

Jorn
Jun 13th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Ithink the main reason is because the mens is playing too, they don't have courts for both mens and womens qualies.

Fantastic
Jun 13th, 2004, 04:18 PM
No qualifying equals more prizemoney to be shared amongst 30 players rather than 58, thus the s'Hertogenbosch champion would receive a much more generous amount of prizemoney than the Birmingham champion, which shares its $170,000 amongst 80 players. s'Hertogenbosch is also an ATP tournament, so the women are basically there as a sideshow to the men, even though the draw for the women is sometimes better.

Frau Antje
Jun 15th, 2004, 02:04 PM
Ithink the main reason is because the mens is playing too, they don't have courts for both mens and womens qualies.there are enough courts ... that can't be the reason ...

William Hunt
Jun 15th, 2004, 08:57 PM
there are enough courts ... that can't be the reason ...
There are more than enough courts, three courts aren't even used ! (players train on those unused courts)