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pierce0415
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:19 PM
New Tier III in Kitbuhel, Austria, the same week as Stanford :eek:

Budapest Tier IV has been moved to the week before Warsaw & Estoril, getting rid of the "dead week" on the calendar which forced everybody to rest

next year the week before the WTA championships in Madrid, the tournaments will be Quebec City Tier III and Tel Aviv Tier IV ...

Tel Aviv may end up with a stronger field :help:

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:20 PM
Mazel Tov.

squig2k
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Nice. So where's Hasselt going?

pierce0415
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:31 PM
Nice. So where's Hasselt going?

you didn't hear the news?
Hasselt is canceled :lol: :tape:

Corswandt
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:31 PM
Nice. So where's Hasselt going?

It was cancelled.

Which confirms that Kim is indeed calling it quits.

MARREROFAN18
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:32 PM
Nice. So where's Hasselt going?

Missing :confused: :wavey:

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:00 PM
Tel Aviv may end up with a stronger field :help:

probably will but the top players wont be there.
plus this is gonna be outdoors.

-sugi-
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:05 PM
I am still sad Hasselt was moved :sad:

Ellery
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Hasselt :sad:

Ingokoer
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:52 PM
Kitzbuhel in July, I really don't understand the sense why they start a red clay tournament in July long after the european red clay season has finished and soon before the US Open on HARDCOURT will start. Red Clay between Grass and Hardcourt Season? That is so stupid..:help:

-sugi-
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:54 PM
Kitzbuhel in July, I really don't understand the sense why they start a red clay tournament in July long after the european red clay season has finished and soon before the US Open on HARDCOURT will start. Red Clay between Grass and Hardcourt Season? That is so stupid..:help:
exactly, and the tournament director of Hasselt said he thought Kitzbuhel would attract more top players or something yet there is Stanford at the same week and why would players play on clay over hard when the US Open is coming up and the Roland Garros is over :confused:

Europe rocks
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:03 PM
More logical thinking from the WTA :o

GoDominique
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:05 PM
Kitzbuhel in July, I really don't understand the sense why they start a red clay tournament in July long after the european red clay season has finished and soon before the US Open on HARDCOURT will start. Red Clay between Grass and Hardcourt Season? That is so stupid..:help:
Well, not really if you consider that July and August are the best months for Middle Europe regarding weather, so not having ANY outdoor tournament during that time period here wouldn't make sense either.

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:16 PM
Kitzbuhel in July, I really don't understand the sense why they start a red clay tournament in July long after the european red clay season has finished and soon before the US Open on HARDCOURT will start. Red Clay between Grass and Hardcourt Season? That is so stupid..:help:


you cant play Kitzbuhel in April or probably May.

why complaining about clay events in July :o

why are there hard court events when they should be playing indoors after US Open :rolleyes:

Tennace
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:17 PM
So Linz will probably be the last week for players to qualify for the YEC??

No top player would go to Tel Aviv and I cant see a top player going to Quebec City then back to Madrid.

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:17 PM
exactly, and the tournament director of Hasselt said he thought Kitzbuhel would attract more top players or something yet there is Stanford at the same week and why would players play on clay over hard when the US Open is coming up and the Roland Garros is over :confused:

no one plays Stanford, its always the weakest Tier 2 of the season

spiceboy
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:29 PM
Kitzbuhel back to the Tour and same dates as it used to be :bounce:

Kitzbuhel used to be WTA's answer to Gstaad for the men in a posh, alpine resort and being a Tier III got quite impressive draws.

Actually in 1992 two top ten players played the final when world #8 Conchita Martínez defeated world #10 Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 60 36 62 to claim her second consecutive title there. Conchi beat Coetzer in the semis 61 63 and Dechaume Balleret (Mauresmo's manager now) in the quarters 62 62

spiceboy
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:40 PM
To those complaining about clay tournament let's remember than WTA have been actually erasing them from the calendar over the years.

Not too long ago (end of 80's, beginning of 90's) there were no less than 4 clay American tournaments in a row after Key Biscaine (now Miami): Hilton Head, Amelia Island, Tampa and Houston; all of them Tier II except HH who was Tier I (now Charleston).

And there were summers (like 1988) when in between Wimbledon and US Open there were 7 hardcourt tournaments in the US and other 7 claycourt tournaments in Europe (Tier II Hamburg leading them). Not mentioning the few claycourt WTA tournaments in Europe after the US Open at the end of summer (Athens, Paris Clarins...)

jfk
Nov 20th, 2006, 10:57 PM
you cant play Kitzbuhel in April or probably May.

why complaining about clay events in July :o

why are there hard court events when they should be playing indoors after US Open :rolleyes:
There is a much greater difference between clay and hardcourt than indoor and hardcourt. Clay between grass and hardcourt is silly, whereas hardcourt is the most common surface and is not a huge transition from indoors.

Jakeev
Nov 21st, 2006, 11:01 AM
Kitzbuhel back to the Tour and same dates as it used to be :bounce:

Kitzbuhel used to be WTA's answer to Gstaad for the men in a posh, alpine resort and being a Tier III got quite impressive draws.

Actually in 1992 two top ten players played the final when world #8 Conchita Martínez defeated world #10 Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 60 36 62 to claim her second consecutive title there. Conchi beat Coetzer in the semis 61 63 and Dechaume Balleret (Mauresmo's manager now) in the quarters 62 62

I was hoping somebody realized this wasn't a new event but just an event back on tour.

Was 1992 the last year it was played?

matthias
Nov 21st, 2006, 11:03 AM
No top player would go to Tel Aviv and I cant see a top player going to Quebec City then back to Madrid.

Patty would play if she could still qualify

matthias
Nov 21st, 2006, 11:08 AM
i think there is nothing wrong with Kitzbühl
and if the top-player snot play then it is a good chance for lower-ranked player to earn few good points

Ben.
Nov 21st, 2006, 11:15 AM
I no someone asked this question b4 but how come u put in claycourt tournies like barcelona & kitzbuhel in the middle of the hardcourt & grasscourt seasons? shouldn't they be moved 2 around may/june where the all the claycourt tournies r held.

but then again those clay events r tier IV's so it wouldn't really worry a lot of the top players cause they wouldn't play them at all & there4 i guess placing in those clay events is actually a smart idea.

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 21st, 2006, 11:26 AM
I no someone asked this question b4 but how come u put in claycourt tournies like barcelona & kitzbuhel in the middle of the hardcourt & grasscourt seasons? shouldn't they be moved 2 around may/june where the all the claycourt tournies r held.

but then again those clay events r tier IV's so it wouldn't really worry a lot of the top players cause they wouldn't play them at all & there4 i guess placing in those clay events is actually a smart idea.

European clay season is from April to September (Oct for a few places)
the main events are before RG but if you can hold small hard court events every week of the year why not clay ???

hard court are about 70% of the tour still :o :o

Ben.
Nov 21st, 2006, 11:33 AM
European clay season is from April to September (Oct for a few places)
the main events are before RG but if you can hold small hard court events every week of the year why not clay ???

hard court are about 70% of the tour still :o :o

yeah, and i think it's gonna stay like that 4 a few years. they should place in some more grass court tourneys but they can't cause nearly all of the grass events r held in britain & u can't place any b4 or after the grass season due 2the seasons they have over in britain.

Slumpsova
Nov 21st, 2006, 12:07 PM
i doubt how many players care to play on clay in november :o

spiceboy
Nov 21st, 2006, 12:53 PM
i doubt how many players care to play on clay in november :o

Several top 100 players played last week a $50K challenger clay tournament in France ;)

The Jabberwock
Nov 21st, 2006, 12:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennace
No top player would go to Tel Aviv and I cant see a top player going to Quebec City then back to Madrid.

Patty would play if she could still qualify

:lol:

I foresee Patty coming to Tel Aviv as the eight seeded and fighting for the last spot at the YEC with Shahar and Aga... One of these last two will eventually qualify... :lol:

Aleksz
Nov 21st, 2006, 12:56 PM
oh sh*t... Budapest back before RG :fiery:

I should change my schedule for next year :sad:

TTomek
Nov 21st, 2006, 01:04 PM
Barcelona of course on clay???

Corswandt
Nov 21st, 2006, 01:10 PM
To those complaining about clay tournament let's remember than WTA have been actually erasing them from the calendar over the years.

The WTA should erase them faster then.

jonny84
Nov 21st, 2006, 03:11 PM
Interesting to see whether Tel Aviv will play this year though.

raquel
Nov 21st, 2006, 05:42 PM
Anyone know if the Kitzbuhel event is going to be a joint event with the men? I remember reading that the men's event was in danger of being sold to somewhere else so maybe they've got a WTA event in it's place?

Or Levy
Nov 21st, 2006, 06:07 PM
Yes, hopefully no wars this year.

If so, I'll and watch. I only started to be interesting in Tennis last year, I didn't even realize there was a tier 3 in Tel Aviv.

I want to see Shahar playing!

AlonsoFx
Nov 21st, 2006, 08:02 PM
So Kitzbühel is gone from ATP!?? :sad:

Carmen Mairena
Nov 21st, 2006, 08:25 PM
Woohoo!!! :woohoo: (H)Asselt & Kim going out in 2007!!! :woohoo:

The REAL BIGGEST BELGIAN PLAYER will preavail against the top-player-wannabe tard!!! :woohoo:

GoDominique
Nov 21st, 2006, 08:26 PM
ok

pierce0415
Nov 21st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Woohoo!!! :woohoo: (H)Asselt & Kim going out in 2007!!! :woohoo:

The REAL BIGGEST BELGIAN PLAYER will preavail against the top-player-wannabe tard!!! :woohoo:

OMG you are back :bounce:
:wavey: