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OZTENNIS
Aug 26th, 2007, 12:59 AM
A) Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne AUS

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B) Court Centrale, Paris FRA

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C) Wimbledon Centre Court, London GBR

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D) Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York USA

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E) Crandon Park Centre Court, Key Biscayne USA

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F) Indian Wells Centre Court, Indian Wells USA

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G) Qi Zhong Stadium, Shanghai CHN

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H) Steffi Graf Stadium, Berlin GER

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I) Other (Please Specify)

Natalicious
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:02 AM
Rod Laver because it has a roof :p

heytennis
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:09 AM
Rod Laver is my favourite.

DA FOREHAND
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:09 AM
Wimbledon

Rome

faboozadoo15
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:13 AM
Miami's stands are perfect for fans. Qi ZHong looks absolutely astonishing.
Rod Laver has it's roof. Wimbledon has perfect acoustic's and tradition.

Arthur Ashe has beautiful and large press boxes that have poushed the casual fans high into the air and have left the bottom with spacious seats bought by people who don't show up. A pity, because the US Open has the best tennis.

That's why I wonder why Armstrong is always overlooked. It's the best second stadium any major has to offer, and it has seats from where you can also watch the tennis on the grandstand.

ilovepaszek
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:15 AM
rod laver

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:18 AM
Wimbledon cause it's event number 1 in tennis.

hurricanejeanne
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:20 AM
Centre Court Wimbledon

faboozadoo15
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:23 AM
:tape: Steffi Graf Stadium :spit:

Chunchun
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:26 AM
Wimby and AA :)

tennisfanno
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:27 AM
I think u forgot the suzanne lenglen stadium and the phillipe chatrier:tape:

OZTENNIS
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:53 AM
I think u forgot the suzanne lenglen stadium and the phillipe chatrier:tape:

I think you should check ur own facts before saying I forgot 'Phillipe Chatrier...' It's up there as Court Centrale...

And as for Suzanne Lenglen, use the 'other' option :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 26th, 2007, 02:13 AM
outside slams, nothing beats the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens.

Natalicious
Aug 26th, 2007, 02:15 AM
outside slams, nothing beats the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens.

agreed. it's huge :worship:

aussie_fan
Aug 26th, 2007, 02:16 AM
Center Court Wimbledon and RLA

tennisfanno
Aug 26th, 2007, 02:18 AM
I think you should check ur own facts before saying I forgot 'Phillipe Chatrier...' It's up there as Court Centrale...

And as for Suzanne Lenglen, use the 'other' option :yeah:
u put the steffi graf stadium in the poll..and the suzanne lenglen in "other option"?? ok if u say so:rolleyes:

austennis
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:21 AM
Rod Laver for its roof and air con - cant imagine tennis in an aussie summer without it now and wimby for its tradition..

Polikarpov
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:30 AM
Aesthetics wise--Qi Zhong. The way the roof closes and opens is great although a little too fancy.

Rod the Bama
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:33 AM
Centre Court at Wimbledon

The Kaz
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:36 AM
Rod Laver Arena...the atmosphere is electric :D
Vodafone Arena is very good aswell :D

LindsayRulz
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:54 AM
outside slams, nothing beats the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens.

I agree :worship:

I voted for Rod Laver Arena.

Apoleb
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:56 AM
Chatrier easily for me. I like the big space around the court.

RJWCapriati
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:27 AM
Ashe

Thanx4nothin
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:37 AM
Rod Laver - Looks like a huge drained swimming pool to me, I love it!

brayster87
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:39 AM
Rod Laver
-it has a roof and im also biased

Prizeidiot
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:50 AM
Rod Laver - Looks like a huge drained swimming pool to me, I love it!
I think it actually is a huge drained swimming pool... didn't they use it for the Commonwealth games or Swimming Trials or something along those lines recently?

In regards to the poll, I like RLA, though to be fair I haven't seen a lot of the options, but I hear the stadium in Shanghai looks pretty awesome.

matthias
Aug 26th, 2007, 06:50 AM
Rod Laver!

Wayn77
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:20 AM
Wimbledon Centre Court
There is no place like it, the atmosphere is incredible - like watching tennis in a cathedral or the theatre.

I like the big North American outdoor arenas: Ashe, Indian Wells, Los Angeles, Toronto.
Ashe is aesthetically spectacular when it's full - looks like 80,000 in there rather than 18,000.