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Renek
Jul 7th, 2005, 02:13 AM
Helouu guys, Can somebody help me????? pleaseee!!! :help: Why tournaments are classified in that way (Tier I,II,III etc....), What does it means??..sorry for my lack of knowledge

Zippy
Jul 7th, 2005, 02:15 AM
the purse
:wavey:

Wiggly
Jul 7th, 2005, 02:16 AM
Grand Slam (Autralian Open, french Open, Wimbledon and US Open) are The Biggest tournaments...
Tier 1 are just after GS with most prize money and WTA pts and top players
After it's Tier II, Tier II and Tier IV I think... (Tier IV don't get many top players...

Tier II: 585 000$
Tier III: 170 000$
Tier IV : 140 000$
Tier V: 110 000$

And after it's challenger ITF (75 000$, 50 000$, 25 000$, 10 000$) :)

Volcana
Jul 7th, 2005, 02:19 AM
The ETC level tournaments are winner-take-all. Each player who enters puts in $50,000. These aren't strictly sanctioned, and they aren't televised, but I've been to a couple live, and they're VERY intense.

Renek
Jul 7th, 2005, 02:21 AM
Thanks guys.....!!!!!!!:worship:

Shonami Slam
Jul 7th, 2005, 02:21 AM
The ETC level tournaments are winner-take-all. Each player who enters puts in $50,000. These aren't strictly sanctioned, and they aren't televised, but I've been to a couple live, and they're VERY intense.

didn't know that - I'd love to read some information about those - can you provide some link or further knowledge?

Cris Senior
Jul 7th, 2005, 06:17 AM
The ETC level tournaments are winner-take-all. Each player who enters puts in $50,000. These aren't strictly sanctioned, and they aren't televised, but I've been to a couple live, and they're VERY intense.
Comment:
This is absolute non sense! "'Each player who enters put in $50,000" ? Then only millionaires could enter! They are not winners take all by any measure. The $50,000 refers to the total amount paid to players who entered the tournament, from the winner and runner up to those who made it to the first round who get something like $500 each.The winner of a $50 k, gets about $7,500 and the runner up about $5,000.
Also, it reflects tremendous ignorance about the way pro tournaments are organized to say that "these are not strictly organized"! Of course they are and very strictly so, by the ITF , which is the major international ruling body in world tennis,and the affiliated local organs such as the USTA in the US although not by the WtA.The Tennis Channel plans to televise some of them in the future, actually.
Finally these 50 ks and under,serve as the main steps in the pro ladder for junior players and those rebuilding their lost rankings.
Cs

LefandePatty
Jul 7th, 2005, 06:27 AM
^^