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Oct 17th, 2001, 05:18 AM
<font size=5>The Elite Tennis Association Official Rules and Information<font size>

Here are the tournaments we will be playing. In order to get this game rolling, we’ll start at Toronto, Canada, and keep on playing through the off season. We’ll follow the 2002 WTA schedule, when the new season starts. These events that we are playing now the points that will be accumulated, we’ll come off during the normal season, as if they were played when the actual events were played. Is that clear? Ask questions if you’re unsure.

October 22 Rogers & AT&T Cup
October 29 Pilot Penn Tennis
November 5 US Open
November 12 Brasil Open
November 19 Toyota Princess Cup
November 26 Ladies Kremlin Cup
December 3 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
December 10 Swisscom Challenge
December 17 Generali Ladies Linz
December 24 Sanex Championships

December 31 Gold Coast, or the highest ranked tier event played during that week

Each player will first rank their surfaces in order of their preference.
The surfaces are Hardcourt Outdoors, Clay, Grass, and Hardcourt Indoors (Carpet, Supreme, Greenset)

First surface 103
Second surface 102
Third surface 101
Fourth surface 100

Then each player will break their amount of points, 100-103 depending on the surface, over three sets.
For example:

Set 1 30
Set 2 40
Set 3 30

This is how the scores of matches will be determined

Let x = the difference in points between you and your opponent

If x is greater than 50, the set is 6-0
If x is less than or equal to 50 but greater than 40, the set is 6-1
If x is less than or equal to 40 but greater than 30, the set is 6-2
If x is less than or equal to 30 but greater than 20, the set is 6-3
If x is less than or equal to 20 but less than 15, the set is 6-4
If x is less than or equal to 15 but less than or equal to 10, the set is 7-5
If x is less than 10, the set goes to a tie break, with the person with more points winning. The score is determined by x. If x=3, then the score is 7-6(4)

A tie break occurs when both players have the exact number of points!
Tie breaks are determined by flipping a coin. One player will be assigned heads, the other player will be assigned tails. The first person to reach 7 heads/tails, wins the tie break, or if the tie break goes past 7, whoever wins by two.

Round Points
Grand Slam
W 500
F 364
SF 234
QF 130
R16 72
R32 44

Tier I
W 260
F 182
SF 117
QF 65
R16 36
R32 1

Tier II
W 200
F 140
SF 90
QF 50
R16 26
R32 1

Tier III
W 155
F 110
SF 71
QF 39
R16 20
R32 1

Quality Points
Points Grand Slam Points
1 100 200
2 75 150
3 66 132
4 55 110
5 50 100
6-10 43 86
11-16 35 70
17-25 23 46
26-35 15 30

Rankings will be determined by your best 18 tournaments.

Draw and Sending Points
Draws will be announced on Tuesday night (my time) of the week before the event. Send in your points anytime between Wednesday, after the draw has been announced and the deadline. The deadline is 10AM boardtime Monday!

Daja Bedanova Jarett
Kim Clijsters Inkyfan
Lindsay Davenport Williams_Rulez
Jelena Dokic Steven
Cris Fernandez Jacs
Michelle Gerards Durx182
Justine Henin Josh
Martina Hingis Adrian
Anke Huber Martinafan
Anna Kournikova Rhz
Lina Krasnoroutskaya ASV
Elena Likhovtseva Kloulk
Gabriela Sabatini Petsop
Magdalena Maleeva Manuelamaleevalover
Elena Manevska SM2K2
Petra Mandula Hurley
Iva Majoli Monica Rules
Rachel McQuillan AlexSydney
Mary Pierce Mary Pierce
Dinara Safina Togk182
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Joseosu19
Barbara Schett Caio Braz
Patty Schnyder Latimerontheloose
Monica Seles Monica Rules the Court
Helena Sukova Big Lindsay
Tamarine Tanasugarn Wally
Nathalie Tauziat GoCoriMori
Sandrine Testud Sonic the Hedgehog
Iroda Tulyaganova Nikarock
Angelique Widajaja Jamie S
Serena Williams BecoolSerenaLover
Venus Williams Canigetawhat

[ October 20, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]

Oct 17th, 2001, 05:25 AM
Start making doubles teams! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Draw will be out later! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

If you're still interested in playing the game sign-up! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 05:26 AM
Are you guys interested in playing Fed Cup or a team competion?

Oct 17th, 2001, 05:30 AM
Yeah... Fed Cup would be cool! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> I think I get how to play this game now...

so when do we have to send you the surface orders? Can we post it on here or?

Oct 17th, 2001, 05:32 AM
Send me the surface points when you send in your first points. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Don't send me points yet until I say so, hehehe, plus you don't know where to send them! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 05:34 AM
well, that was going to be my next question! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 05:38 AM

Venus Williams and Serena Williams have arrived in Toronto and are staying at a luxurious and posh hotel. They're seen here going over strategies during their practice session at the Rogers & AT&T Cup.

<font size=4 color=magenta>Would Serena like to be Venus' partner?</font> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Venus hopes there's mixed doubles at the US Open and will partner up with her boy toy, Andy Roddick <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> (the partnership between Venus and Andy is totally exclusive <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">)

Surfaces for Miss Venus Williams:
1. Hardcourts Outdoors
2. Clay
3. Hardcourts Indoors
4. Grass

[ October 17, 2001: Message edited by: CanIGetaWhat ]

Oct 17th, 2001, 05:47 AM
Mixed will be integrated later, most likely at US Open, let me get my feet wet before I plunge in! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 05:58 AM
I have decided that its probably more fair if each player announce their surfaces. So attempts at cheating and foul play are reduced! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Put your surfaces in this thread! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ October 17, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]

Oct 17th, 2001, 06:03 AM
So we should post our sufraces on here now? lol

Oct 17th, 2001, 06:05 AM
Surfaces for Nathalie Tauziat

1. hardcourt
2. clay
3. indoor
4. grass

I'm lookin' for a doubles partner <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 06:09 AM
Yes Miss Kim Clijsters! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 06:15 AM
hehe OK... for Kimmeke:

1. Hardcourt - OUTDOORS
2. Hard court - INDOORS
3. Clay
4. Grass

<IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> ahh... it's hard to choose! hehe

Williams Rulez
Oct 17th, 2001, 06:44 AM
For Lindsay:

1] Hardcourt
2] Indoors
3] Clay
4] Grass

So when do we send you the points and what is the draw?

Oct 17th, 2001, 06:49 AM
how about the director throw us players an extravagant party to inaugurate the ETA Tour? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 06:52 AM
I'll post the draw tommorrow night, my time. I want to give a chance for new people to sign up. And at that time I'll tell you where to send points.

Party? Who are you talking to Venus, of course we are! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> If I can find the time...LOL! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 07:07 AM

cris fernandez of the philippines would like to sign up for ETA.

these are her surfaces:

1 - hard courts ourdoor
2 - clay
3 - hard courts indoor
4 - grass

would anyone like to partner with cris for ETA. she is looking for a regular partner.

thank you and GOD BLESS

Oct 17th, 2001, 07:07 AM

cris fernandez of the philippines would like to sign up for ETA.

these are her surfaces:

1 - hard courts ourdoor
2 - clay
3 - hard courts indoor
4 - grass

would anyone like to partner with cris for ETA. she is looking for a regular partner.

thank you and GOD BLESS

Oct 17th, 2001, 07:30 AM
Tammy and Anke have now been taken as well! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 07:31 AM
Anke Huber of Germany would like to play ETA aswell! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Her surfaces:
1 - Hard
2 - Clay
3 - Indoor
4 - Grass

She is also looking for a permanent doubles partner - would Nathalie Tauziat like to play with Anke Huber? <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 07:47 AM
Okay, here goes Petra:

1. clay
2. hard
3. indoors
4. grass

Sounds about right, right? <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Petra is also looking for a doubles partner. Perhaps that Clijsters diva? <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 08:12 AM
nay chance venus williams wants to play with anna k???????

Williams Rulez
Oct 17th, 2001, 09:11 AM
Anyone wants to partner Lindsay??

Oct 17th, 2001, 11:31 AM
Surfaces for Justine :

1. Hardcourts
2. Clay
3. Indoors
4. Grass

Justine would like to play doubles with Kim if Kim's interested of course <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">.

<center> http://users.pandora.be/henin/pic/picber03.jpg </center>

Justine Henin hits a backhand during practice this morning in Toronto.

In an interview she said that she's feeling well and aims for the top spot this season. She will likely play doubles with Kim Clijsters, another young Belgian talent.

[ October 17, 2001: Message edited by: Josh ]

Oct 17th, 2001, 12:43 PM
is there any player interested in playing doubles with Magdalena Maleeva on a regular basis, please let me know <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 01:15 PM

Would Maggie like to play with Nathalie Tauziat?

Oct 17th, 2001, 01:25 PM
Seeing that Nathalie doesn't want to play with Anke <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0"> , does anyone else?????? <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

[ October 17, 2001: Message edited by: martinafan ]

Big Lindsay
Oct 17th, 2001, 01:27 PM
Hi Tennisace, if I had saw this before your deadline I would have played, because it looks like fun ... even though I do not fully understand it. <IMG SRC="smilies/berzerk.gif" border="0"> (LOL)

Oct 17th, 2001, 01:36 PM
sure Maggie would love to play with Nathalie Tauziat <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Williams Rulez
Oct 17th, 2001, 02:18 PM
Lindsay arrives silently in her brand new Porsche ready to kick some butt in Toronto!!


Lindsay said after her great win that she was STILL looking for a doubles partner, and that she'd like to play doubles with either Monica, Majoli, Venus or Serena!

[ October 17, 2001: Message edited by: Williams_Rulez ]

Oct 17th, 2001, 02:46 PM
Sabatini´s Surfaces
1. Hard
2. Clay
3. Indoor

the jamierbelyea
Oct 17th, 2001, 05:15 PM
Angelique Widajaja---

1. Hard
2. Clay
3. Indoor
4. Grass

Mateo Mathieu
Oct 17th, 2001, 05:25 PM
Rachel McQuillan looking for partner... Anyone interesting play with me? <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 07:31 PM
Oh, martinafan, I'm so sorry, I didn't see your post! Sorry! <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

Maleeva/Tauziat confirmed... <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 08:27 PM
Iva Majoli/Monica Seles is a doubles team!

Iva is looking for someone else to play with in 2002?


Oct 17th, 2001, 08:40 PM
Big Lindsay! You can still play, you'll be our 30th player, and that way we'll almost have a PERFECT 32 player draw! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

In addition to the players named already these are other players that are taken already Anke, Barbara, Tammy, Angelique, Rachel McQuillan, Elena L, Mary Pierce, and Iroda! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Still plenty to choose from! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ October 17, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]

Oct 17th, 2001, 09:13 PM
<font color="blue" face="Andy">Can I join?

Seeing as Arantxa and Maggie have been taken, I'll chose Lina Krasnoroutskaya.

Lina's Surfaces (not real life, my fav's :smileyshot <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
1. Clay
2. Hardcourt Outdoors
3. Hardcourt Indoors
4. Grass</font>

<font color="red" face="impact" size=4> I am looking for a regular doubles partner to join Lina Krasnoroutskaya on her road to #1. If you would like to apply for the position of my partner, post an application <IMG SRC="smilies/smileyshot.gif" border="0"> . LoL...I'm just kidding. Just tell me if you wanna partner!</font>

Oct 17th, 2001, 09:19 PM
One spot left to enter the Tier I Rogers & AT&T Cup! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 09:21 PM
Can I have that spot Tennisace, or is that one last spot only available because I took the 2nd to last spot?


Oct 17th, 2001, 09:24 PM
LOL, ASV, you got the 31st spot. There is one spot left! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 09:37 PM
Big Lindsay I already gave you a spot so just give me your player and your surfaces!

Still one spot left, who will be the lucky player?

Durx 182
Oct 17th, 2001, 10:51 PM
I wanna sign up under Michelle Gerards, & i'll be doubles with Safina

here r Gerards surfaces:


Togk 182
Oct 17th, 2001, 11:04 PM
i'll be in doubles with Gerards

btw this r Safina's Surfaces:


Oct 18th, 2001, 03:58 AM

Oct 18th, 2001, 03:59 AM


Oct 18th, 2001, 06:05 AM
There are quite a few similarities between Durx 182 and Togk 182... don't you think?

Oct 18th, 2001, 06:33 AM
anyone wanna play doubles with Elena Manevska?

need to look for partner..

Oct 18th, 2001, 07:23 AM
Venus Williams/Anna Kournikova confirmed <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

sorry Serena <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0">

Mateo Mathieu
Oct 18th, 2001, 11:30 AM
Would Anke Huber play with Rachel McQuillan?

Williams Rulez
Oct 18th, 2001, 01:35 PM
Ok Lina... done! We'll squish all opposition together <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Big Lindsay
Oct 18th, 2001, 02:12 PM
Sign me up as,


I will be wreaking havok at the net on the following surfaces,

1. Grass (Yummy)
2. Hardcourt (Outdoors)
3. Hardcourt (Indoors)
4. Clay (Yawn) <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

If there is anything else I need to to do? let me know. <IMG SRC="smilies/redface.gif" border="0">

Oct 18th, 2001, 08:15 PM
jelena dokic and manevska?