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pov
May 12th, 2008, 01:33 AM
What is the point of having players wear it? It's not as if some players are from the WTA and others are from some other women's tennis organization.

alwayshingis
May 12th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Also not all the players wear it...which I thought was a rule. Anyone have the info on the current requirements?

DutchieGirl
May 12th, 2008, 02:58 AM
Yeah, I thought all players had to wear it too, but it seems that's not the case, coz Sharapova doesn't ever wear it.

Mikey.
May 12th, 2008, 03:05 AM
Well she is getting fined for not having it.

alwayshingis
May 12th, 2008, 03:27 AM
Yeah, I thought all players had to wear it too, but it seems that's not the case, coz Sharapova doesn't ever wear it.

Yeah, I also noticed this week that Serena, Jelena, and Azarenka did not have it that I could see. So it's pretty widespread that players don't wear it.

SvetaPleaseWin.
May 12th, 2008, 03:34 AM
sometimes the umpires tell players to wear it-maybe the top players dont have to wear it, even though theyre the ones that are on tv most :confused:

SOA_MC
May 12th, 2008, 04:01 AM
Dosen't it have something to with being sponsored by Nike?:shrug:

Nike have some sort of special deal with the WTA I think

tequila
May 12th, 2008, 05:24 AM
They all have to wear it. But if a player has a clothing contract that doesn't allow her to, she has to compensate the WTA with other ways of promoting the tour, like a photoshoot, etc.

DutchieGirl
May 12th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Hmm makes sense.

Russianboy
May 12th, 2008, 11:43 AM
i think only the ones who have a contract with WTA.

those also dont pay for entry fees for WTA tournaments.

DutchieGirl
May 12th, 2008, 11:46 AM
i think only the ones who have a contract with WTA.

those also dont pay for entry fees for WTA tournaments.

That doesn't sound right. Most in the top 100 are full members, not associate members (if that's what you mean)?

Russianboy
May 12th, 2008, 11:58 AM
That doesn't sound right. Most in the top 100 are full members, not associate members (if that's what you mean)?

actually I dont remember correctly.. a player told me months ago, but I wasnt listening I think :lol:

Bonpensiero
May 15th, 2008, 09:34 AM
At first I misread the title and thought it read ‘WTAworld patch’, I thought that’s a good idea for weaning yourself off the board. :o

The Kaz
May 15th, 2008, 10:02 AM
At first I misread the title and thought it read ‘WTAworld patch’, I thought that’s a good idea for weaning yourself off the board. :o

:haha: