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goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:23 AM
From Matthew Cronin -

WTA MOVES TO LEGALIZING ON-COURT COACHING, COACHING FROM STANDS & MOVES TO DOUBLES SUPER TIEBREAK: The tour will continue to test of on-court coaching at all Tier I and Tier II Tour tournaments taking place following the Australian Open and up until Roland Garros next year. The tour also intends to put forth a proposal in the coming months to legalize coaching from the stands, subject to unspecified parameters. Now that proposal, which might be called the "Gabriel Urpi Thesis," would be radical and totally unnecessary, unless a revised on-court coaching proposal eliminates on-court visits from the coaches.
The tour will also continue testing of various new doubles scoring formats, including the testing of no-ad scoring with a 10-point "Super-Tiebreak" in lieu of a third set at Indian Wells and Miami, among other tournaments. Just last year, the women double players didn't think it was going to happen. Now they are going the route of the guys: a counter-revolution.

WILL THE WTA KILL OFF FED CUP? With its intention to give the players more breaks after the Slams, does this mean the tour has turned its back on Fed Cup once and for all? The Fed Cup plays its semis the week after Wimbledon and its final the week after the US Open. No wonder why the major ITF nations are upset.

Kunal
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:01 PM
somthing or the other will be sacrificed...and the most financially valuable tournaments wont be touched

FaceyFacem
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:20 PM
fed cup in its current format will probably be eliminated, i bet they retest the format where they play most of the matches in one week... too bad because i like it how it is

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:27 PM
why are they testing on court coaching still

i mean COME ON its obvious it sucked ALREEADY piece of crap execs -- they better allow the coaches to yell at their stands chuck banananas at both players scream fart throw up during points or else wta execs are wasting their time

Bayo
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:33 PM
This coaching thing is such a crock. This sport is supposed encourage mental toughness and fortitude. I try my best not to post inflammatory comments on here or bash any players, but the only word that I can think of right now is "banana." I guess whatever you-know-who wants, you-know-who gets. This is ridiculous. Thanks for continuing to run this sport into the ground, Larry Scott. To quote Craig Packer, "Was it worth it?"

jazar
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:38 PM
the coaching thing is pointless. most of the top players dont use it and some dont even bother to nominate a coach for the system anyway.
it would be a shame to kill off the fed cup. they should revise the format and scheduling so that it is the same as the davis cup.

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:46 PM
the coaching thing is pointless. most of the top players dont use it and some dont even bother to nominate a coach for the system anyway.
it would be a shame to kill off the fed cup. they should revise the format and scheduling so that it is the same as the davis cup.

it would be stupid to kill off fed cup. so many players love fed cup.... it'd be obvious that wta cares more about certain other nations' interests otherwise. fed cup is a personal choice.. if u dont want to play, be like usa and send anything but ur best 4 players.

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Well..if the TOP players really want to play Fed Cup for there respective country..then they will. :bounce:

Martian Willow
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:50 PM
Fed Cup isn't a WTA event anyway, is it? :confused:

Corswandt
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:52 PM
WILL THE WTA KILL OFF FED CUP?

If so, Lena D. will surely kill herself.

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 04:14 PM
If so, Lena D. will surely kill herself.:cool:

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 04:19 PM
Fed Cup isn't a WTA event anyway, is it? :confused:

No it's not. It's just incorperated into the tour calender. It's run by the Inernational Tennis Federation (or ITF) - so no ranking points or prize money are recognized by the wta.

Martian Willow
Nov 16th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Lolz I know that, I'm just saying its not really up to them to kill it. :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Sam Smith Wrote A Article In ACE TENNIS MAGAZINE
saying how much she thinks it needs a revamp

she thinks it should be renamed to

Court Cup or
Graf Trophy

LH2HBH
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:02 PM
No it's not. It's just incorperated into the tour calender. It's run by the Inernational Tennis Federation (or ITF) - so no ranking points or prize money are recognized by the wta.

You're right it's not, but to be fair ITF ranking points and prize money are recognized by the WTA. They are one in the same.

There just simply aren't any points earned at all.

LH2HBH
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:03 PM
It should be merged with Davis Cup. At least they could get some fan interest that way.

JackFrost
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:06 PM
I prefered the Fed Cup, when it was called Federation Cup and was done in one week.

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:10 PM
they could always change the format of the matches in fed cup to make them more of a team atmosphere instead of just using regular singles and doubles matches. I think u'd get more people to participate that way.

Edith09
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:10 PM
I truly hope that Fed Cup will stay, I have some weak spot for it.

GoDominique
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:13 PM
I prefered the Fed Cup, when it was called Federation Cup and was done in one week.
Me too. It worked quite well.

The current format and schedule is still a mess.