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FLL
Nov 15th, 2006, 10:05 PM
I mean only 4 teams and single elimination :o... That's terrible in my opinion! The Masters Cup is so much more interesting the the WTA Championships in the aspect...

ToeTag
Nov 15th, 2006, 10:15 PM
They used to have 8 teams when the tournament had 16 singles players...and, yes, they should go back to it. 16 singles, and 8 doubles.

Buitenzorg
Nov 15th, 2006, 10:24 PM
I agreed ;)

8 BEST SINGLE & DOUBLES for WTA YEC :)

FLL
Nov 15th, 2006, 10:39 PM
I like the 8 singles and 8 doubles team divided in groups format just like the ATP...

Tennace
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:14 AM
8 doubles for sure. There are so many doubles teams that compete throughout the year and to only have the 4 best play in the YEC is crazy. 8 would bring more fans in too. Fans like doubles, more excitement sometimes I guess.

AJZ.
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:43 AM
To put it short: Yes.
And it's not because Hantuyama finished fifth :lol:
It's just boring to have three matches, no ambiance, it seems rather random.
The ATP format is more interesting; look at last year, it was the sixth seed that won it (Santoro/Llodra, wasn't it?) And it's just so much more exciting :)

new-york
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:49 AM
definitely.

the YEAR END CHAMPIONSHIP consisting in three matches looks a lil ridiculous.

AJZ.
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:49 AM
I just heard they're going to test no-ad scoring and third-set ten-point tiebreaker on the WTA Tour in 2007 :sobbing:

rockstar
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:46 AM
yes, cos with the 4 teams systeam only the hardcore teams qualify

XaDavK_Kapri
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:54 AM
Definitely. The WTA should be ashamed. It's such a total lack of respect to the doubles game. I can't seem to stop being disgusted every year. :lol: I might be overreacting, but I really think it's a lack of respect. The ATP doesn't have a problem fitting the two tournaments in one week.

Derek.
Nov 16th, 2006, 04:09 AM
Yes.

Three matches as the whole YEC is weird. :o

Plus Danka would have made it this year then. :angel:

southpaw58
Nov 16th, 2006, 04:12 AM
Yes!!!

Modiac.
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:10 AM
Obviously WTA doesn't care doubles match at all.
They even didn't use male model to be ballboy in Madrid.

Ben.
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:15 AM
Top 8 Doubles Teams rather than four in round robin format is definitely better as the crowd get 2 see plenty of doubles matches & the competitors get more opportunities 2 make an impact rather than be eliminated straight away.

Doubles isn't being exposed enough more with the way WTA run along with their format of only 4 teams with elimination at the YEC doubles. Sad really i have 2 say.

Ben.
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:16 AM
Top 8 Doubles Teams rather than four in round robin format is definitely better as the crowd get 2 see plenty of doubles matches & the competitors get more opportunities 2 make an impact rather than be eliminated straight away.

Doubles isn't being exposed enough more with the way WTA run along with their format of only 4 teams with elimination at the YEC doubles. Sad really i have 2 say.

Ben.
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:17 AM
Top 8 Doubles Teams rather than four in round robin format is definitely better as the crowd get 2 see plenty of doubles matches & the competitors get more opportunities 2 make an impact rather than be eliminated straight away.

Doubles isn't being exposed enough more with the way WTA run along with their format of only 4 teams with elimination at the YEC doubles. Sad really i have 2 say :help:

Ben.
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:18 AM
oops, my bad i accidently tripled post. stupid posting button.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:34 AM
Yeah, 8 doubles teams sounds much more reasonable than 4.

Caz
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:06 AM
Yes, the old format of 16 singles players and 8 doubles teams was soooooo much better. Still, since I don't like round robin tennis and am more interested in doubles than singles anyway, these days, at least I don't feel that I've missed anything by only being able to go for the final weekend. ;)

jazar
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:56 AM
yeah 8 doubles teams is much better. schavone and peschke and the chinese girls worked hard to get to madrid and then they only play like 1 match. that a bit of a rip. with 8 pairs they can have a round robin and they have a better chance of doing well.

Ellery
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:58 AM
8 teams is definitely better.

Nicolás89
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:21 PM
yea it should be a draw with 8 teams like the old format, 4 teams are so:help:

crazillo
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:03 PM
oops, my bad i accidently tripled post. stupid posting button.

Actually you have four posts now. :lol:

I think so as well. There would be a lot more excitement in groups. Doubles should have 8 teams with RR and singles 16 players with four RR groups. But then you woul need two courts minimum and couldn't televise everything...

kadirelf
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:12 PM
2007 YEC Doubles Final

Venus / Serena Def Hingis / Kournikova 7-5 7-5

-sugi-
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:48 PM
I think so :D It would be a good idea

Uranus
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:04 PM
I agree too!

With only 3 matches the doubles tournament is totally uninteresting...