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ChrisCologne
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Some events in the US and all over Europe elsewhere would be happy getting such a reception.

It´s a drama that Stuttgart is moved to indoor clay.

mr_burns
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:19 PM
totally agree... Doesn't make any sense.. The field will be not that strong, and why play indoor clay when you can start outdoor one week later

papru
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:22 PM
indoor clay??????????

Ballbasher
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Yes first tournament of that kind on the tour.

Mephisto
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:39 PM
I can't believe they doing this to this tournament ... Stuttgart got a new stadium, it is very well organized, it's very prestigious and it's obviously very popular among the players ... I don't think it will last long after moving it to the clay season ... :sad:

jimbo mack
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:45 PM
they're keeping it indoors? that will be weird, then again hamburg was kinda indoors at times

Nicolás89
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:47 PM
i dont think that it would be that popular as an indoor clay, probably jankovic will play though.

miss molly
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:00 PM
Stuttgart is one of the best tournament of the fall season (with YEC and Zurich). The best players are there. I don't understand why they move it. Jealousy maybe:confused:

Will it be Stuttgart (clay indoor) and Berlin (clay outdoor) back to back next year?
An indoor tournament at this period of the year is stupid (players come from green clay outdoor in USA, then play indoor red clay in Europe, then red clay outdoor)...

John.
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Indoor clay wtf????

Totally ruining the tournament

Nicolás89
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:04 PM
theres a mm tournament in the atp held in stuttgart and its outdoor clay.

Mephisto
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:10 PM
It will be definitely indoor clay, the tournament director said this ...

ChrisCologne
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:11 PM
That men´s event is totally a different time, right after Wimbledon, outdoors.

It´s sad to see the WTA changing its tactics promoting tennis. There was a time, when Leipzig-Zurich-Stuttgart-Moscow-Linz was such a nice line of events.

Drimal
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:13 PM
They are ruining my favourite tournament! :sobbing:

WTA :rolleyes:

ChrisCologne
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Might be though that the Olympic season made the WTA change the schedule for one year only limiting the European season after the Olympics and US Open for one week. Might be that 2009 it´s different.

faboozadoo15
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:13 PM
Might be though that the Olympic season made the WTA change the schedule for one year only limiting the European season after the Olympics and US Open for one week. Might be that 2009 it´s different.

That's what I was thinking. Let's hope.

The clay season is such a wash anyway, and this event has really succeeded indoors. I can't see why they would do it.

Then again, look at what happened to San Diego. Some events get to be too good for their own good.

ChrisCologne
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:25 PM
In San Diego, I think there was a lack of financial support. I think that Porsche has a massive interest in keeping it the way it was. Imagine a new arena for a disappearing event after 2 years.

There is no fight though in the press concerning this event. Which -IMO- is a positive sign. Compared to Berlin, this strategy can do some good. No press. Just arguments.

1000
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:54 PM
Hopefully the tournament can still get a strong player entry list

Rtael
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:57 PM
This is the strongest even of the year. Is this really a wise move from the WTA?

Shepster
Oct 4th, 2007, 08:03 PM
Might be though that the Olympic season made the WTA change the schedule for one year only limiting the European season after the Olympics and US Open for one week. Might be that 2009 it´s different.
Sadly no, in the WTA's roadmap for 2009 Stuttgart is indeed the last week of April, sandwiched inbetween the second Fed Cup week and the clay tournament in Rome. Obviously the thinking is if they've got a really successful Tier II tournament in Stuttgart in terms of player participation and fanbase and you've got a dodgy Tier II like Beijing in both those terms then obviously the thing to do is mess with Stuttgart and make Beijing one of the four mandatory tournaments... :tape:

Shonami Slam
Oct 4th, 2007, 08:30 PM
indoors clay means a new surface is up for grabs.

i personally love those wierd things, but it's not a wise decision to move.