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Ilikebigboobies
Oct 22nd, 2008, 11:48 PM
I know if I search hard enough there is probably news on these tournaments.. but can anyone give me a brief rundown on the goings on with them.. And who has committed so far.

:wavey:

Szczecin
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:13 AM
Gold Coast is now a co-sanctioned (ATP-WTA) event that has been moved to Brisbane. Ana Ivanovic is a confirmed player.


As for Sydney, Jelena, Dinara and Serena have all confirmed...

V's a star
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:18 AM
i have no idea. but id just like to say why with the calender being changed next year wouldnt they switch the week sydney is to the week gold coast is. No top players like to play raight before a GS. so put the tier 3 b4 the GS and a week in between sydney n AO. Plus all these tournaments are very close it wouldnt be hard. it would help the tournaments and the players could get real match practice instead of exo

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:36 AM
You should look at tenniaustralia.com.au - it has links to the tourney pages, and they would list there who has already committed. As someone mentioned, Gold Coast is being moved to Brisbane (about 75kms up the road) and will be a joint womens & mens event as of next year.

What exactly did you want to know with the "run down" of the tourneys?

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:38 AM
i have no idea. but id just like to say why with the calender being changed next year wouldnt they switch the week sydney is to the week gold coast is. No top players like to play raight before a GS. so put the tier 3 b4 the GS and a week in between sydney n AO. Plus all these tournaments are very close it wouldnt be hard. it would help the tournaments and the players could get real match practice instead of exo
From memory, Sydney always got a pretty good list, so I don't think it's 100% true about the players not wanting to play the week before a GS. New Haven always had the same going into the USO - bar this year, but that's of course because of the Olympics screwing the schedule around. ;)

Buitenzorg
Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:37 AM
you can even buy the tickets for Sydney now...ground pass ONLY AUD$9.90 :eek: very cheap

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:08 AM
you can even buy the tickets for Sydney now...ground pass ONLY AUD$9.90 :eek: very cheap
:lol: Is that for quallies? :p

OZTENNIS
Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:33 AM
^^^^
No, Sydney AND Brisbane ground passes are available for only $9-90

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:36 AM
For what days? :lol: (Sorry - never been to Syd or GC/Bris...and I don't usually pay for tix anyway :p ).

OZTENNIS
Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:47 AM
^^^^
Not sure, you would have to visit the website/s to find out :p
I'm guessing the first few days, though

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:50 AM
^^^^
Not sure, you would have to visit the website/s to find out :p
I'm guessing the first few days, though


I would have thought for the later days, when I guess there isn't so many matches on the outside courts. But if it is for the first days, then that's really good! It cost $10 to get into Hobart for the first round/last day of quallies this year.

Ben.
Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:52 AM
Qualies for brissy I think are on friday 2 jan & saturday 3 jan.

Ben.
Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:52 AM
oh & qualies in brissy are free.

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:54 AM
oh & qualies in brissy are free.
For Ao too. ;) Dunno about Hobart - had to pay coz it was 1st day 1st r too. Auckalnd quallies was also free, so I assume Fri and Sat of hobart would also be free.

Ben.
Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:57 AM
For Ao too. ;) Dunno about Hobart - had to pay coz it was 1st day 1st r too. Auckalnd quallies was also free, so I assume Fri and Sat of hobart would also be free.

Im sure they would be. last year when I went to the GC tourney to watch qualies they were free. so I don't think you'll have too many problems if you wanted to go to brissy.

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 11:15 AM
Im sure they would be. last year when I went to the GC tourney to watch qualies they were free. so I don't think you'll have too many problems if you wanted to go to brissy.
:haha: I don't think I'll wanna go to Brissy quallies... depends who's gonna play, but I probably won't.

Mateo Mathieu
Oct 23rd, 2008, 11:56 AM
:lol: Is that for quallies? :p
Free for qualifying rounds and $9.90 for ground pass. No kidding. The ticket costs has changed for 2009 :yeah:

Davodus
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:02 PM
:haha: I don't think I'll wanna go to Brissy quallies... depends who's gonna play, but I probably won't.

brisbane qualies free so i'm going just to check out the centre properly

and hopefully someone good on the comeback plays qualies :rolleyes: maybe....haha

Ilikebigboobies
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:27 PM
Thanks for all your info's.

Not really too interested in Sydney now but anything on the Brisbane tournament would be good.

Can anyone tell me the frigging address of the Tennis Stadium. That would be handy. :p I can't find it anywhere. :weirdo:

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:31 PM
brisbane qualies free so i'm going just to check out the centre properly

and hopefully someone good on the comeback plays qualies :rolleyes: maybe....haha

Well have fun. I'm in Melbourne, so quallies wouldn't be "free" for me in any case coz I'd have to pay for the airtickets and a hotel for at least one night just to go. ;)

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:36 PM
Thanks for all your info's.

Not really too interested in Sydney now but anything on the Brisbane tournament would be good.

Can anyone tell me the frigging address of the Tennis Stadium. That would be handy. :p I can't find it anywhere. :weirdo:
You obviously didn't look very hard, or take my advice above. :p
http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/how-to-get-there.pdf

(Softstone St, Tennyson, Brisbane) the pdf file above even tells you how to get there...I got it from www.tennisaustralia.com.au (http://www.tennisaustralia.com.au) and then followed the links to the tourney website. :p Really wasn't hard. :angel:

Ilikebigboobies
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:37 PM
I found it just as you posted but I spent like half hour looking on the tournament website. :smash:

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:40 PM
I found it just as you posted but I spent like half hour looking on the tournament website. :smash:
:lol: Seriously? It took me like 2 mins, but then I'm used to the website. ;) But I did notice they don't have any of the players listed under the "players" tab. :rolleyes: Stupid website. ;)

tennnisfannn
Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:27 PM
I night just make the trip, i was holding out ofr serena to come to the Hopman Cup but obviuosly not now. Perhaps this year venus will come, she did promise to copme in 07 but withdrew