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AnnaK_4ever
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Today Venus won the last edition of Zurich tournament.
Zurich is the ??th abolished WTA event in the current decade.

year tournament last champion
2002 Porto Angeles MONTOLIO
2002 Hamburg Kim CLIJSTERS
2002 Brusseles/Knokke Heist Miriam CASANOVA
2002 Waikoloa Cara BLACK
2002 Bahia Anastasia MYSKINA
2002 Tokyo Nichirei Serena WILLIAMS
2003 Scottsdale Ai SUGIYAMA
2003 Sarasota Anastasia MYSKINA
2003 Madrid Chanda RUBIN
2003 Bol Vera ZVONAREVA
2003 Leipzig Anastasia MYSKINA
2004 Sopot Flavia PENNETTA
2005 Philadelphia Amelie MAURESMO
2006 Canberra Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES
2006 Hasselt Kim CLIJSTERS
2007 San Diego Maria SHARAPOVA
2007 Calcutta Maria KIRILENKO
2007 Bangkok Flavia PENNETTA
2008 Gold Coast Na LI
2008 Antwerp Justine HENIN
2008 Bangalore/Hyderabad Serena WILLIAMS
2008 Vina del Mar Flavia PENNETTA
2008 Amelia Island Maria SHARAPOVA
2008 Bad Gastein/Vienna Pauline PARMENTIER
2008 Forest Hills Lucie SAFAROVA
2008 Zurich Venus WILLIAMS

Uranium
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Oklahoma City too, unless you consider that Memphis.
Myskina:worship:

LindsayRulz
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:46 PM
2007 San Diego Maria Sharapova?

Lucemferre
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Myskina :tape: :lol:

Rui.
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Tournament Directors: Don't let Myskina win your tournaments :shrug:

In The Zone
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Maria Kirilenko, Kolkata?

Uranium
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:59 PM
Modena-Smashnova
Forest Hills-Safarova
Warsaw-Henin

ViennaCalling
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Patty Schnyder, Maria Lankowitz 1998?

frenchie
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Tournament Directors: Don't let Myskina win your tournaments :shrug:

That won't happen anyway:sad:

Bart
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Brussels and Knokke-Heist are not the same tournament:

Knokke-Heist (2001) - Tulyaganova
Brussels (2002) - Casanova

Rui.
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:17 PM
That won't happen anyway:sad:

Yeah, it won't :hug:

Dave.
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Bangkok was played for the last time in 2007 I think (Pennetta).

Ballbasher
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:26 PM
Tokyo AIG- Wozniacki [replaced with Osaka]
Gold Coast- Na Li [replaced with Brisbane]
Vina del Mar- Pennetta
Bangalore- Serena Williams
Amelia Island- Maria Sharapova [replaced with Ponte Vedra Beach]
Bad Gastein- Parmentier
(Bali [as regular tournament]- Schnyder)

vw.
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Warsaw-Henin

Warsaw is back next year, but as an "International" event. So, it's gone down in level, but it's back!
I remember Venus saying she'd love to go back in her USO 4th rd interview this year where she talked about how Polish people loved it, but I doubt she'll go cuz it's probably on clay, and played after the French..

Infiniti2001
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Damn! So sad to see all these tournaments dropping by the wayside :eek:

-sugi-
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Tokyo Toyota Princess Cup 2002 - Serena Williams

HenryMag.
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Shangai 2003 - Elena Dementieva

It moved to Beijing?

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Modena-Smashnova


Tokyo AIG- Wozniacki [replaced with Osaka]
(Bali [as regular tournament]- Schnyder)

Bali is still there even if it's YEC-B. Just like Doha is not abolished totally.

Modena? Didn't that event last for one year only? If so I don't think we could say it was a tournament with any kind of history.

Japan Open is still there. It just moves to Osaka. The tournament's name is the same.

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Brussels and Knokke-Heist are not the same tournament:

Knokke-Heist (2001) - Tulyaganova
Brussels (2002) - Casanova

Both in Belgium. Both on red clay. Both Tier IV. Basically the same tournament that just changed its location. Am I wrong?

I'm interested in events that were abolished with no equal substitution in the same country unless both "old" and "new" tournaments existed before (like Gold Coast and Brisbane).

sammy01
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:53 PM
its so sad san diego is in the list, loved that tournament, great draws, great crowds, great tournament. instead we have the boring, empty stands of rome, the dead in the day dubai, top player turn off canadian open still here urghhhhh.

Dave.
Oct 19th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Modena? Didn't that event last for one year only? If so I don't think we could say it was a tournament with any kind of history.

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Vina del Mar was only held for one year too I think.

sebbe
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:16 AM
2000 Hilton Head Mary Pierce?

TheFifthAvocado
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Pennetta is up there three times and she could have been up there a fourth time today. :lol:

KournikovaFan91
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:32 AM
2000 Hilton Head Mary Pierce?

did it not become Amelia Island which is now Ponte Vedra.

I want Leipzig, Bol, Sopot, San Diego, Waikiola, Antwerp back on the calender

drop Cinncinati, Rome, Dubai :mad: there are no tennis fans there :fiery:, and some clay tournaments there are way too many tournaments on clay out of season and not enough on grass, there should be two grass tournaments Birmingham week.

danieln1
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:36 AM
Myskina cursed three tournaments, a record! :haha: :haha:

skanky~skanketta
Oct 20th, 2008, 05:08 AM
OMG, no Amelia Island next year?!?!!? and no Zurich!??!!?!? NOOOOOO!

I've been waaay outta the loop!