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bucklemyshoe
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:10 AM
1 Maria Sharapova ロシア RUS 2 2
2 Martina Hingis スイス SUI 7 4
3 Elena Dementieva ロシア RUS 8 6
4 Jelena Jankovic セルビア SRB 12 14
5 Ana Ivanovic セルビア SRB 14 12
6 Francesca Schiavone イタリア ITA 15 13
7 Marion Bartoli フランス FRA 17 24
8 Shahar Peer イスラエル ISR 20 20
9 Na Li 中国 CHN 21 19
10 Vera Zvonareva ロシア RUS 24 27
11 Ai Sugiyama 日本 JPN 26 26
12 Flavia Pennetta イタリア ITA 28 18
13 Samantha Stosur オーストラリア AUS 29 28
14 Mara Santangelo イタリア ITA 31 31
15 Jie Zheng 中国 CHN 33 30
16 Martina Muller ドイツ GER 34 43
17 Meghann Shaughnessy アメリカ USA 37 39
18 Olga Poutchkova ロシア RUS 39 ー
19 Severine Bremond フランス FRA 40 ー
20 Elena Likhovtseva ロシア RUS 43 34
21 Shenay Perry アメリカ USA 44 40
22 WC Erika Takao 日本 JPN 133 ー
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http://www.toray-ppo.co.jp/web/pc/profile/

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:21 AM
Thanks. It is a very weak Tier I... I still think that this should be downgraded and Dubai should be upgraded.

FERLKE
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:22 AM
TIER I:tape: :help:

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:26 AM
Yeah I agree. This is a WEAK Tier I...

Anyways, good luck Hingis and Lena D! :D

CoryAnnAvants#1
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:35 AM
It's a weak Tier I, but it's a very inconvenient week to hold one. Right after a Grand Slam and then a sixteen hour flight to Paris for a Tier II? I wouldn't do it either.

On a side note, didn't Likhovtseva retire this year? Or did she decide to keep going?

crazyroberto6767
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:53 AM
A little surprised that Nastya isn't defending her semi, although she doesn't usual play Tokyo right?

It's weak, but that's expected. I'm sure I'll still enjoy it as I always do, especially with some of my favorites signed up.

serenafan08
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:55 AM
The timing of this event is terrible. I can almost guarantee that if they scheduled this tournament a week or two after the Aussie Open, more top players would play. It's a shame that the field is so weak this year.

Veritas
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:56 AM
Tokyo's getting shafted with a shitty schedule. Why does the WTA insist on shoving a Tier I tournament straight after a Grand Slam? Players would've spent a month training for Melbourne, and once it's over, they'd like at least a week off to recuperate. It's unpractical for people to jump on a 12-14 hour flight from Melbourne to Tokyo.

I think the PPO should be moved to the latter half of the season. I don't like the idea of scrapping it altogether because it's the only major carpet tournament left, on both the men's and women's side. The AIG Open has struggled with attendance lists in the past few years anyway, so I don't think many would be sad to see it go.

Anyway, Tokyo hasn't had problems with ticket sales - at least not to the extent of the one in Berlin :tape: There's more than 25 million people in that city and IMO the WTA is wasting that huge pool of potential for profit.

Veritas
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:58 AM
Thanks. It is a very weak Tier I... I still think that this should be downgraded and Dubai should be upgraded.

That'd be even worse. Do you players would bother going all the way from Melbourne to Tokyo for a Tier II?

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:01 AM
That'd be even worse. Do you players would bother going all the way from Melbourne to Tokyo for a Tier II?

No, I think you misinterpreted what I meant. Or maybe I didn't type right :( I also meant to say that Tokyo should be switched to a different week but obviously I didn't :lol: :tape: Yeah, and I understand what you mean. No one would go to Tokyo even more if it was just a Tier II. Pretty much a typo made by me :)

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:01 AM
Yeah like everyone else here this tourney is a weak Tier I i have to agree. Dunno why they downgrade this one to a Tier II & upgrade Dubai to a Tier I or switch the tourney to a different week which I find a bit puzzling.
This tourney only has 3 Top 10 players committing with 8 Top 20 players incl. the Top 10 overall which I suppose you'd expect much better from a Tier I than that. But i'm sure the tourney will produce some great match-ups though even if it has a depleted field. At least lower ranked players get chances at making inroads at this event.

Andrew..
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:02 AM
Lindsay continues her intensive 2007 schedule.

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Yeah like everyone else here this tourney is a weak Tier I i have to agree. Dunno why they downgrade this one to a Tier II & upgrade Dubai to a Tier I which I find a bit puzzling.
This tourney only has 3 Top 10 players committing with 8 Top 20 players incl. the Top 10 overall which I suppose you'd expect much better from a Tier I than that. But i'm sure the tourney will produce some great match-ups though even if it has a depleted field. At least lower ranked players get chances at making inroads at this event.

Agree. Dubai should be upgraded to Tier I.

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:04 AM
Lindsay continues her intensive 2007 schedule.

Yeah, I'm surprised Lindsay is not on the entry list for this tourney :eek:

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:06 AM
Agree. Dubai should be upgraded to Tier I.

Yeah, but what would they do bout tokyo though? would they switch it to another week or downgrade it.

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:09 AM
Lindsay continues her intensive 2007 schedule.

yeah, can't believe she's not playing this event. she always excels at this event particularly well.

hurricanejeanne
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:14 AM
Lindsay continues her intensive 2007 schedule.

Blah.

I don't know anymore...I guess we'll see what happens...

go hingis
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:20 AM
Nice to see Martina seeded second. Win it Martina!

!<blocparty>!
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:26 AM
Lindsay continues her intensive 2007 schedule.

She will need six months rest after her dramatic three set victory over Justine in the Australian Open final.

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:49 AM
Where is Daniela? She plays here like every year.. or at least the last 3 that i know of

Pasta-Na
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:29 AM
good luck, na li and jie zheng :)

Buitenzorg
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:30 AM
Hingis :bounce:

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:36 AM
Thanks. It is a very weak Tier I... I still think that this should be downgraded and Dubai should be upgraded.

It's weak because it's right after the AO. If it got moved a little it'd most likely get a much better draw!

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:38 AM
It's weak because it's right after the AO. If it got moved a little it'd most likely get a much better draw!

true

dekker
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:44 AM
It's a weak Tier I, but it's a very inconvenient week to hold one. Right after a Grand Slam and then a sixteen hour flight to Paris for a Tier II? I wouldn't do it either.

On a side note, didn't Likhovtseva retire this year? Or did she decide to keep going?

OT: Ok... 16 hr flight??? c'mon now.. definitely not even close to that.

From expedia.ca:

NRT TO CDG= 11.5 hrs.. definitely still a long time but to misinform people by 4.5 hrs is a bit much there.

Back to topic
Like it's been said.. crappy week.. odd location still very far from Australia..

On the other hand, these are easy points for the girls to get so I don't understand why a couple of the top girls who aren't playing the Gaz and/or ANtwerp try to get in here.

Your thoughts?

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:48 AM
On the other hand, these are easy points for the girls to get so I don't understand why a couple of the top girls who aren't playing the Gaz and/or ANtwerp try to get in here.

Your thoughts?

My thoughts: did you see the entry list for Paris yet? Most of the top players ARE playing there... ;) Which would pretty much be why they don't play Tokyo - they want a few days "off" before playing in Paris. ;)

NyCPsU
Dec 8th, 2006, 05:01 AM
daniela what are you thinking not playing here :confused:
you have a first round from last year, thats it! its a good place to pick up points :fiery:

aussie_fan
Dec 8th, 2006, 05:11 AM
Hopefully Sammy can make use of this crappy Tier I field. She has a QF to defend i think so she will have to do well in this tourny.

Rtael
Dec 8th, 2006, 06:12 AM
Weak Tier I or not, I bet this tournament has pretty damn good attendance...Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, Elena probably brings in some fans...Ai Sugiyama playing in front of a home crowd, another up-and-coming Japanese player with Takao, and Na Li who should draw in some Chinese fans (maybe...) so I'm the sure the tournament is actually doing pretty well financially.

*Jean*
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:02 AM
A little bit weak...:eek: But if Meg can enter in it, I'm just happy :p

^bibi^
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:04 AM
OMFG :tape: this is a Tier II, not Tier I :rolleyes:

ioni
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:04 AM
good luck maria ! :yeah:

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:06 AM
OMFG :tape: this is a Tier II, not Tier I :rolleyes:

Always is like this ;)

Poova
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:28 AM
Not surprising to see a weak field. Let's win it this year Maria! :bounce:

-Makiri-
Dec 8th, 2006, 10:16 AM
Flavia :yeah:

jimbo mack
Dec 8th, 2006, 10:56 AM
Always is like this ;)

not always

take a look at the 1996 and 1999 draw

Farina Elia Fan
Dec 8th, 2006, 10:57 AM
where is Lindsay??? :sad:

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:01 AM
where is Lindsay??? :sad:

Lol yeah. I was thinking the same thing when the entry list came out. She always plays here and also plays very well here. :(

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:12 AM
I have a feeling that lindsay will play a light schedule this year which i won't be surprised.

frenchie
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:22 AM
Why don't you defend your 135 SF points Nastya???

Cheap points in Tokyo...

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:27 AM
Why don't you defend your 135 SF points Nastya???

Cheap points in Tokyo...

Yeah, surprised that she isn't going to defend those SF points. Well, maybe she is playing more Tier IV's at least...

The Daviator
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:29 AM
I expected Lindsay to play here :(

Anyway, it's a poor field, and it shouldn't be a tier I, having a tier I right after a Slam is stupid, Dubai should replace it as the first tier I of the year...

hurricanejeanne
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:30 AM
Lindsay said she'd play a light schedule in 2007, but she also said that Tokyo would (most likely) be included in that light schedule. Or at least that's what that one article said.

I think we'll (hopefully) find out more about her schedule by the time Hong Kong rolls around, she's bound to be asked about it. These lists change all the time too.

*tries to be remotely optimistic...*

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:31 AM
I expected Lindsay to play here :(

Anyway, it's a poor field, and it shouldn't be a tier I, having a tier I right after a Slam is stupid, Dubai should replace it as the first tier I of the year...

Agree. Tokyo sucks. It is right after a Slam and no one wants to take such a trip.

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Lindsay said she'd play a light schedule in 2007, but she also said that Tokyo would (most likely) be included in that light schedule. Or at least that's what that one article said.

I think we'll (hopefully) find out more about her schedule by the time Hong Kong rolls around, she's bound to be asked about it. These lists change all the time too.

*tries to be remotely optimistic...*

Yep... Come on Lindsay! One more year :rocker2:

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:34 AM
Why don't you defend your 135 SF points Nastya???

Cheap points in Tokyo...

If she doesn't at least produce solid results in Auckland & the Aussie Open, then not defending her Tokyo SF pts might come back & hit her pretty hard let me assure you.

She needs to at least reach the final or win the title in Auckland & reach the 4R or Quarters at the Aussie Open to keep her ranking in tact i reckon. She must be pretty confident that this risk of her's might pay off in the long end if she's able to produce outstanding results in her 1st two tournaments of the year.

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:47 AM
Na, Jie :D :woohoo:

MyskinaManiac
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:50 AM
If she doesn't at least produce solid results in Auckland & the Aussie Open, then not defending her Tokyo SF pts might come back & hit her pretty hard let me assure you.

She needs to at least reach the final or win the title in Auckland & reach the 4R or Quarters at the Aussie Open to keep her ranking in tact i reckon. She must be pretty confident that this risk of her's might pay off in the long end if she's able to produce outstanding results in her 1st two tournaments of the year.

It's not really a big deal for her to miss Tokyo, she's picking up the paris indoors and she's bound to win at least one more match in Dubai or Doha than this year. It's risky, but I trust that she's going to give the AO a good rattle if she can get it together.

:inlove:
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:56 AM
No Lindsay. :fiery: :sobbing:

Maria, Ai, Erika. :smooch:

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 12:01 PM
It's not really a big deal for her to miss Tokyo, she's picking up the paris indoors and she's bound to win at least one more match in Dubai or Doha than this year. It's risky, but I trust that she's going to give the AO a good rattle if she can get it together.

I think she will give the Aussie Open at her most absolute best as she wants to prove to everyone that she's still a contender.

plus she doesn't have much to defend at dubai & doha where she went out early this year at both events. so if she can produce solid results at the events you just mentioned as well as auckland & the aussie open then she'll make inroads in her ranking. but i still think it's essential that she produces results in auckland & the aussie open to have an even better chance in going up in the rankings

I think she might be playing on a light schedule this year.

MyskinaManiac
Dec 8th, 2006, 12:12 PM
I think she will give the Aussie Open at her most absolute best as she wants to prove to everyone that she's still a contender.

plus she doesn't have much to defend at dubai & doha where she went out early this year at both events. so if she can produce solid results at the events you just mentioned as well as auckland & the aussie open then she'll make inroads in her ranking. but i still think it's essential that she produces results in auckland & the aussie open to have an even better chance in going up in the rankings

I think she might be playing on a light schedule this year.

Yeah, her schedual this year was just silly. Especially the US open hardcourt season... why bother with stokholm? I thought her playing in Aukland was a lil stupid, she could have played at the Gold Coast where she is at least assured of a win, which in turn equals points. She could have kept the Tokyo event and downplayed in India or something and then gone straight into the middle eastern events. I hope she plays a little more often, I really do.

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 12:29 PM
Yeah, her schedual this year was just silly. Especially the US open hardcourt season... why bother with stokholm? I thought her playing in Aukland was a lil stupid, she could have played at the Gold Coast where she is at least assured of a win, which in turn equals points. She could have kept the Tokyo event and downplayed in India or something and then gone straight into the middle eastern events. I hope she plays a little more often, I really do.

bet she'll play in stockholm in 2007. wouldn't be surprised. all the best to her though :)

MyskinaManiac
Dec 8th, 2006, 12:43 PM
bet she'll play in stockholm in 2007. wouldn't be surprised. all the best to her though :)

I bet the stupid woman does too. Grr, she frustrates me!

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 12:47 PM
I bet the stupid woman does too. Grr, she frustrates me!

i understand how you feel. must be tough at times to be a nastya fan but it's worth it i say :D go nastya! :bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 8th, 2006, 12:54 PM
Lindsay continues her intensive 2007 schedule.

Atleast she's playing the Australian Open :tape:

Pasta-Na
Dec 8th, 2006, 12:59 PM
I bet the stupid woman does too. Grr, she frustrates me!

also zheng jie :lol:

MyskinaManiac
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:09 PM
also zheng jie :lol:

Yeah, stupid Zheng Jie (but I luv Zheng!). In fact, to hell with them all... stupid all round! ... stupid wta tour...

tennisboi
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:13 PM
No Lindsay:(

rockstar
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:20 PM
no dani, no nastya, no lindsay :(

MyskinaManiac
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:20 PM
No Lindsay:(

I feel for Lindsay... I'll be happy to see her win one more tournament, likewise for Mary. They both just can't leave empty handed! And the fact that they're the Andre Agassi's of the womens tour makes them more inspirational to watch.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:24 PM
I wonder if Lilia Osterloh will make the quali list again this year :bounce:

MyskinaManiac
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:26 PM
Yeah, that old duck loves Asia

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:27 PM
Yeah, that old duck loves Asia

Quak Quak :p

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Quak Quak :p

:unsure: :help: :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:33 PM
:unsure: :help: :lol:

:lol: :angel:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:34 PM
entries for this dont close until Dec 18th
so more players can enter.

Just Do It
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:36 PM
weak field for tier I ! JJ seeded 4 :lol:

Drake1980
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:36 PM
Hingis:banana:

RJWCapriati
Dec 8th, 2006, 01:37 PM
Thanks. It is a very weak Tier I... I still think that this should be downgraded and Dubai should be upgraded.


Most definitely

RND
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:06 PM
Yeah it's not so strong as the other tierIs...but I like the list. ;) Hope Yung-Jan will play this. :cool:
Good luck to:
-Maria Sharapova
-Martina Hingis :)
-Jelena Jankovic
-Ana Ivanovic
-Marion Bartoli
-Na Li :)
-Vera Zvonareva
-Ai Sugiyama :hearts:
-Flavia Pennetta
-Jie Zheng :hearts:

pierce0415
Dec 8th, 2006, 02:38 PM
I don't think this is the real list :unsure:
there are 2 more weeks for player to enter

-sugi-
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Great list :hearts: Go Erika :D

up!
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:21 PM
Go Martina

Mina Vagante
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:24 PM
serena 4 a WC:bounce:

pierce0415
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:32 PM
serena 4 a WC:bounce:

wasn't she going to accept a WC in 2006 but then she withdrew :confused:

goldenlox
Dec 8th, 2006, 05:54 PM
When the entries close, this field will be tougher.

pierce0415
Dec 8th, 2006, 06:10 PM
When the entries close, this field will be tougher.

do we know if this is the official entry list or not :confused:
why would the tournament publish this list if it is not final?

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 8th, 2006, 06:25 PM
do we know if this is the official entry list or not :confused:
why would the tournament publish this list if it is not final?

its not final.

pierce0415
Dec 8th, 2006, 06:30 PM
its not final.

thanks :wavey:
well I guess Perry probably shouldn't get too excited about being in a Tier I main draw then :lol:

PLP
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:01 PM
Am I the only one who loves this field?
Even if they only end up with 3 or 4 top 10 players, there are a lot of very juicy (potentially) matches!

I really want to see Martina/Jelena!!!
Also Martina/Ana would be very interesting on this surface compared to Montreal

I think Davenport will end up playing, considering she is a multiple winner in Tokyo, anyway, I always love Tokyo and I really hope it doesn't get downgraded. ;)

Dementieva_Dude
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:28 PM
Am I the only one who loves this field?
Even if they only end up with 3 or 4 top 10 players, there are a lot of very juicy (potentially) matches!

I really want to see Martina/Jelena!!!
Also Martina/Ana would be very interesting on this surface compared to Montreal

I think Davenport will end up playing, considering she is a multiple winner in Tokyo, anyway, I always love Tokyo and I really hope it doesn't get downgraded. ;)

I agree! I think this field is good, and it's full of players that have potential! Tokyo is always one of my favourite tournaments. I always see the field as sort of divided into 2 camps: Those who want a "jump" on the rest of the tour (Hingis/Davenport back in the late 90s etc) and players who try to get back into form after a crappy Australian Open (like Dementieva last year).

-sugi-
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:38 PM
Am I the only one who loves this field?
Even if they only end up with 3 or 4 top 10 players, there are a lot of very juicy (potentially) matches!

I also love this list, in fact I always love this tournament. It is my favourite tier I.

hurricanejeanne
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:42 PM
Am I the only one who loves this field?
Even if they only end up with 3 or 4 top 10 players, there are a lot of very juicy (potentially) matches!

I really want to see Martina/Jelena!!!
Also Martina/Ana would be very interesting on this surface compared to Montreal

I think Davenport will end up playing, considering she is a multiple winner in Tokyo, anyway, I always love Tokyo and I really hope it doesn't get downgraded. ;)

I really, really, really hope you're right.

maddogz48
Dec 9th, 2006, 02:29 AM
wasn't she going to accept a WC in 2006 but then she withdrew :confused:

Serena was injured last year so she couldn't accept the wild card. Hopefully she requests another wild card next year. She has never played in Tokyo so it would be great for her ranking and the surface suits her game.

Uranus
Dec 9th, 2006, 09:18 AM
It's weak as usual but it has already been worse.

Ben.
Dec 9th, 2006, 09:25 AM
but they'll be some good match-ups i'm sure.

crazillo
Dec 10th, 2006, 06:08 PM
Lindsay is not high enough in the ranks for it, right?

I like this tier-I despite of its weakness.

The Daviator
Dec 10th, 2006, 06:18 PM
Lindsay is not high enough in the ranks for it, right?

I like this tier-I despite of its weakness.

She is, players ranked below her are on the list :) She hasn't entered...yet ;)

Kai
Dec 10th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Good luck Elena :D

hurricanejeanne
Dec 10th, 2006, 06:57 PM
She is, players ranked below her are on the list :) She hasn't entered...yet ;)

:scared: She better enter...