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tennisloverblake
Apr 12th, 2009, 01:12 AM
I am a tradionalist, but seeing that it is now competeing with a clay tournament in Barcelona, the FCC maybe should change to clay to entice the Italians and Spaniards.

alwayshingis
Apr 12th, 2009, 01:46 AM
It is on clay.

ChrisCologne
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:32 AM
For ages, there was the tradition of female WTA events in Houston/Amelia Island/Charleston after Miami, Indian Wells and Boca Raton/Delray Beach.

This season was 2 weeks longer than of today in the 90ies.

There is the difference between the green clay in the US which used to be faster and the red clay in Europe which is slower.

Itīs obvious that for schedule-wise reasons the shift to red clay is faster today because the Europeans can stay at home and make their points there with less flying etc.

Kipling
Apr 12th, 2009, 12:06 PM
F*ck that. The tour needs more Har Tru, not less. It's a great surface for the players. Easy on the body. A little faster and hence more fun to watch matches on than red clay, IMO.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 12th, 2009, 10:47 PM
It is on clay.

not proper clay, its pointless.

alwayshingis
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:03 PM
not proper clay, its pointless.

No, playing on green clay is so much fun :D

In The Zone
Apr 13th, 2009, 07:09 PM
not proper clay, its pointless.

I think it's the perfect transition from hardcourts to red clay.

vogus
Apr 13th, 2009, 07:51 PM
not proper clay, its pointless.

Har-Tru is really a more fun surface to play on than red clay. Europe can keep its clay, and we'll keep ours - Kthxbye!!

santhuruu
Apr 13th, 2009, 10:04 PM
I would love to see more tournaments using green clay, way more fun matches!