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itzhak
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:45 PM
Anda Open (Tel-Aviv, 29/10/07-4/11/07, Tier IV) cancelled after the Sponsor Henry Zimond cancelled his donation for unknown reasons. The WTA tour confirmed this report. more details soon..:( :(

-sugi-
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:47 PM
:sad:

Nicolás89
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:49 PM
:speakles:

Shonami Slam
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:50 PM
ha. i knew it.

i'm not going to see a wta event live in my homeland in the near future - it seemed to good to be true.
i'm going to finish up my army service, work my ass off and go see the clay season elsewhere.
Israeli sports is a joke.

GoDominique
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:51 PM
Oh well, maybe next year. :o

Dexter
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:52 PM
Expected I guess, still sucks for Israelis. :(

schorsch
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:54 PM
again ? unbelievable... poor peer (lol this looks funny) she most probably wont like that...

In The Zone
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:02 PM
Ouch. That is so disappointing.
All this means is that players desperately trying to get to YEC will pack Quebec City. Should have a great field this year now.

Or Levy
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:03 PM
Odd timing, not at all expected. For Israel, things are relatively quiet.

Edit: Oh, I see. It's a funding issue. They've upped the requirements, to half a million dollars + 220 dollars rewards, and we/the sponser can't afford that much.

This BLOWS.

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:04 PM
expected - I cant see Israel hosting a big event sporting wise for a while :sad;

sapir1434
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:29 PM
What? :sad: :sad: :sad:

The Jabberwock
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:33 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

What a shame... It's such a disapointment.

Lulu.
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:53 PM
Too bad

itzhak
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:02 PM
The problem was that The WTA wanted new conditions for the tournament from 2010 (from 145,000$ to 220,000$ for example) and Mr. Zimond refused to their demands. It is difficult to find new sponsors, so the desicion for now is to cancell the tournament unless the WTA tour will change their mind or that new sponsor will be able to find the money for long term...

Wiggly
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:10 PM
Again?

So Quebec will be last tournament? :D

^bibi^
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:28 PM
maybe they will add a new tournament to calendar :D I'd wish they brought Hasselt back

ViennaCalling
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:34 PM
ha. i knew it.

i'm not going to see a wta event live in my homeland in the near future - it seemed to good to be true.
i'm going to finish up my army service, work my ass off and go see the clay season elsewhere.
Israeli sports is a joke.

:hug:

Bennguin1491
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:34 PM
this is too bad...i was really looking forward to this tournament this year...

maybe they will add a new tournament to calendar :D I'd wish they brought Hasselt back

that would be cool, though i wonder if realistically they've got time to organize a comparable tournament somewhere else.... :shrug:

Rollo
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:52 PM
The problem was that The WTA wanted new conditions for the tournament from 2010 (from 145,000$ to 220,000$ for example) and Mr. Zimond refused to their demands. It is difficult to find new sponsors, so the desicion for now is to cancell the tournament unless the WTA tour will change their mind or that new sponsor will be able to find the money for long term...


If this is what "the roadmap to the future" brings then it will be a roadmap to disaster.

Stupid WTA.

Here they have a potential star in the making (Peer) and cut off what could be a great event before it even gets started.

Events need a positive environment in which to grow, a process that can often take years. Cities like Stuttgart (prize money $35,000 the first year) and Luxembourg went from lower tiers to tier 2's over a long time.

And now we've come to this. Maybe the WTA wil get the message once tier two events start dropping off the calendar. Hey, maybe that's what they really want, to kill off as many events as possible and have 10 tier 1's and the slams

*JR*
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:53 PM
And now we've come to this. Maybe the WTA wil get the message once tier two events start dropping off the calendar. Hey, maybe that's what they really want, to kill off as many events as possible and have 10 tier 1's and the slams
Wasn't part of the roadmap to have A and B events, with the A's being equivalent to Tier I and the B's to Tier III's?

CooCooCachoo
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:24 PM
Israeli tennis fans have it rough :sad: :hug:

Rollo
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:53 PM
Wasn't part of the roadmap to have A and B events, with the A's being equivalent to Tier I and the B's to Tier III's?

Not sure JR, you seem to know more about it than I do. If that's the plan though it sounds like a recipe for disaster.

It stops tier 3 events from getting off the ground (exhibit A: Tel Aviv) and there's no guarentee that tier 2 events can up the prize money to Tier 1 status. Why risk raising a lot more money for Tier 1 status when the top players till might not show?

Eliminating events is no way to help the tour.

wtatennisballer
Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:03 AM
How did they give up so easily? Surely they can find another sponsor. For only 140k, can't they?