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TheBoiledEgg
Oct 24th, 2009, 09:24 PM
2010 Calendar
0.There will be a net gain of 106 new playing opportunities in 2010: 120 new playing opportunities and 14 new Byes .- 2 new International tournaments:
o Kuala Lumpur and Copenhagen – weeks # 9 & 32

- Qualifying draw sizes:
o Increases at Cincinnati (48) and Montreal (64) – weeks # 33 & 34
o Decrease at Pattaya (16) – week # 7

- There will be two (2) Byes in most Premier 600 & 700’s
o 600’s: Warsaw, New Haven, Moscow
o 700’s: Paris, Stuttgart, Stanford, San Diego*
o Sydney and Eastbourne will receive 2 Byes each provided Sydney Qualifying is increased to 48 and for Eastbourne, provided a new event is added in Week 24 opposite Birmingham – To be determined.
*(Los Angeles moves to San Diego in 2010. Copenhagen will be opposite San Diego, therefore San Diego will reduce from 56 in 2009 to a 30 main in 2010).

2. Elimination of ITF Feed-Up System: In 2010, the ITF Feed-up system will be eliminated. This will allow for 1 or 2 more direct acceptance spots at the entry deadline in select International tournaments.

2010 Roadmap
1. Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Board Approved 2010 Roadmap Changes:
a. Top 10 Wild Card Eligibility - Will be expanded to include year-end top 20 ranked players.

b. Ranking Requirements – Premier 5’s: If players ranked 11 – 20 in the 2009 Year End rankings and play Premier 5’s, they must count two 2 of them in their Best 16 results.

c. Top 6 Premier 700 Entry System – Will remain unchanged, assuring that Top 6 Players will not be denied entry into their two Premier 700 Commitment Tournaments. However, the Top 10 List order will be used and the Marquee List will be eliminated.

d. Top 10 Medical Withdrawals - Top 10 Players will be allowed to utilize their annual medical withdrawals for their Premier 700 Commitment Tournaments.

e. Long Term Injury Zero Pointers – For a Top 10 Player who is out of competition under the Long Term Injury rule, no more than three (3) zero point penalties will count on her ranking due to missed Commitment Tournaments during such absence, with the exception that all Mandatory Tournaments (Grand Slams, Premier Mandatory and Championships) zero point penalties must count on a Top 10 Player’s ranking (same is applied to all players).

f. Top 10 Players Long Term Injury Additional Entries - Players incurring a Long Term Injury may appeal to the Tour to play additional Premier 700 and International Tournaments, without being excluded due to the Prize Money Policy.

g. Premier 5 Ranking Points – Winner’s ranking points will be increased to 900 and remaining rounds increased consistent with current scale.

youizahoe
Oct 24th, 2009, 09:27 PM
point e is a bit retarded. So when a player is like injured for 6 months, he gets max 3 zero that last till the other part of next season?

NA-GOAT
Oct 24th, 2009, 09:41 PM
2010 Calendar
- There will be two (2) Byes in most Premier 600 & 700’s
o 600’s: Warsaw, New Haven, Moscow
o 700’s: Paris, Stuttgart, Stanford, San Diego*
o Sydney and Eastbourne will receive 2 Byes each provided Sydney Qualifying is increased to 48 and for Eastbourne, provided a new event is added in Week 24 opposite Birmingham – To be determined.

2010 Roadmap
1. Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Board Approved 2010 Roadmap Changes:
a. Top 10 Wild Card Eligibility - Will be expanded to include year-end top 20 ranked players.

b. Ranking Requirements – Premier 5’s: If players ranked 11 – 20 in the 2009 Year End rankings and play Premier 5’s, they must count two 2 of them in their Best 16 results.


adding 2 BYEs to these Premier tournaments :o will make it easier for Wozniacki to win them :help: but I guess WTA to it to try to get Henin, Serena, Sharapova to enter :p

Na Li eligable tof Top 20 WC :dance: but she must count 2 Premier in her ranking :scared:

jimbo mack
Oct 24th, 2009, 09:43 PM
so who gets the 2 byes? i'm guessing the 1st and 2nd seeds?

smarties
Oct 24th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Iwouldhave loved to see the return of quality points... :sad:

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Didn't know Premier 700s and 600s' existence.:eek: So I guess 700 >>> 600?

doujyr
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Why LA moving to SD? Didn't they just kill SD off, and now reinstating it and killing off LA instead? Or are they going to alternate years? :help:

Meelis
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Didn't know Premier 700s and 600s' existence.:eek: So I guess 700 >>> 600?

Premium 600s' are premiums before the slams, which have $600,000 minimum prize money and are not entitled to Player Commitment. Sydney, Warsaw, Eastbourne, New Haven and Moscow.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Didn't know Premier 700s and 600s' existence.:eek: So I guess 700 >>> 600?

pts wise they are same
only diff is that 600's are held the week before slams/YEC and any number of top 10's can enter.
Moscow is $1M but counted as a 600

In The Zone
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:13 PM
adding 2 BYEs to these Premier tournaments :o will make it easier for Wozniacki to win them :help: but I guess WTA to it to try to get Henin, Serena, Sharapova to enter :p

Na Li eligable tof Top 20 WC :dance: but she must count 2 Premier in her ranking :scared:

Exactly. This will keep Serena, Venus, Sharapova, and etc. in these events and ensure them for later in the week when more fans tend to attend the events. It'll also try and get top players to play the week before slams.

Lucemferre
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:17 PM
g. Premier 5 Ranking Points – Winner’s ranking points will be increased to 900 and remaining rounds increased consistent with current scale.

Aren't we already tired of tournament whores with too high rankings? :o WTA will never learn.

jimbo mack
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:19 PM
dont think the changes are beneficial in any way, as per usual

NA-GOAT
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Exactly. This will keep Serena, Venus, Sharapova, and etc. in these events and ensure them for later in the week when more fans tend to attend the events. It'll also try and get top players to play the week before slams.

Venus :spit: she won't be getting any of the BYE unless she raises her ranking :sobbing:

the BYEs will go to Wozniacki and either Safina or Kuznetsova ... they tend to play the week before GS :shrug:

Wiggly
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:36 PM
No more Marquee list? Daniela will have to enter on time now.:tape:
Bye Bye laaaaaaate entry asking for a WC.:lol:

sammy01
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:48 PM
nothing of great intrest that will help the tour, but then you wouldnt expect WTA to come up with anything that would.

goldenlox
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:57 PM
With Henin, Sharapova and Clijsters all playing a full year in 2010, this has a chance to be a great year for womens tennis.

Look at all the multiple slam winners playing
Serena, Venus, Justine, Maria, Kim, Sveta
Plus Dinara, Jelena, Elena, Vera Caro, Vika, Ana

This is going to be a year with a lot of talent in the draws.

St.Sebastian
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:00 PM
You're all just a bunch of whingers! ;)

DragonFlame
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Awh well... don´t really care about these changes. Wake me up when they do something interesting :yawn:

Golovinjured.
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Remove 'interesting' from the thread title.

Joana
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Iwouldhave loved to see the return of quality points... :sad:

God, no. Getting rid of those was one of the rare things they've done right. Imagine the mess Ana's, Serena's or Safina's losses would have created this year.

ZODIAC
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:26 AM
All I know is 2010 will be ultra competitive,the russians will be shut out of slams.Next year is going to be the best year of this decade,everyone wants the piece of cake....I see the young players rising up to the occasion.There is young group of players that will make their mark next year,probably outshining the Sanowas ,Jankovics,povas or Kimsters of this world.Youth will be served next year...or the young at heart....enjoy the ride

Leo_DFP
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:36 AM
nothing of great intrest that will help the tour, but then you wouldnt expect WTA to come up with anything that would.

Nope. A whole lot of meaningless and insignificant changes to a dumb and convoluted schedule to begin with.

Leo_DFP
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:39 AM
With Henin, Sharapova and Clijsters all playing a full year in 2010, this has a chance to be a great year for womens tennis.

Look at all the multiple slam winners playing
Serena, Venus, Justine, Maria, Kim, Sveta
Plus Dinara, Jelena, Elena, Vera Caro, Vika, Ana

This is going to be a year with a lot of talent in the draws.

You're assuming they all show up, and all show up and care. Just try to reflect on some of the Premier tournament disasters of this past season. We really have no idea how consistently and with how much quality certain stars will be playing - namely, Sharapova, Henin, Clijsters, Serena, and Venus. I expect the Slams to be exciting and tightly contested between our top players, but how much does the tour really care about the rest of the year? Dementieva and Jankovic seemed disinterested in many of their losses around the world at meaningless tournaments in 2009. I think they know now that they have to peak at the Slams and are too bored to care elsewhere.

ZODIAC
Oct 25th, 2009, 02:59 AM
most of the young players that are 19yrs or 20yrs will peak next year and the rest of the tour better watch out for the Lisickis,Wickmeyers,Wozniackis,Azarenkas and Kvitovas to make their mark next year.

drake3781
Oct 25th, 2009, 04:48 AM
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2. Elimination of ITF Feed-Up System: In 2010, the ITF Feed-up system will be eliminated. This will allow for 1 or 2 more direct acceptance spots at the entry deadline in select International tournaments.

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I wonder why?:confused:

Corswandt
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:16 PM
2. Elimination of ITF Feed-Up System: In 2010, the ITF Feed-up system will be eliminated. This will allow for 1 or 2 more direct acceptance spots at the entry deadline in select International tournaments.

No reason given.

A further sign of the problems brought by the absurd situation of pro tennis being run by two different organisations with often incompatible interests. And if this comes down to a fight for power between the Slams and the WTA, the Slams will win.

DragonFlame
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:50 PM
No reason given.

A further sign of the problems brought by the absurd situation of pro tennis being run by two different organisations with often incompatible interests. And if this comes down to a fight for power between the Slams and the WTA, the Slams will win.

This is the only rulechange in this thread that worries me, why would they change it?
And what does it exactly mean? That players who win certain itf events will not get a wildcards/qualifyingspots into wta events?

If this is what it means, i really don't understand this decision. :o I mean, this helps to give players a transition change from itf to wta. A rule like this is just great in my oppinion...