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pov
Nov 5th, 2011, 03:35 PM
As it is, there is little media and fan attention for the tournament of Champions as most people see the YEC as the season closer and stop paying attention after it.


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The ToC is a nice touch and offers another 8 players a chance to finish their season well but to do that IMO it is better as part of the season rather than being an add-on after the main season closer.

bbjpa
Nov 5th, 2011, 05:21 PM
Get rid of this fake tournament of champions or at least bring the real 8 highest ranked who won a WTA title and didn't qualify to YEC

WC on such events makes no sense

Apoleb
Nov 5th, 2011, 05:25 PM
No, no way. We need to laugh and relax after the real thing, not before.

doujyr
Nov 5th, 2011, 05:46 PM
the YEC should definitely be the last tournament. it would also give the kremlin cup a chance to have a decent field. the only complication is what to do with the fed cup.

cn ireland
Nov 5th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Yes, IMO the YEC should be (as the name suggests) the last tournament of the year!!

It makes no sense the way it is at the moment.

-Sonic-
Nov 5th, 2011, 06:05 PM
It makes sense from a "sense" point of view.

However I guess the players who are earning big $$$ would rather finish 1 week early.

pov
Nov 6th, 2011, 01:24 AM
Stand up and be counted folks! :lol:

Mattographer
Nov 6th, 2011, 01:39 AM
I think Fed Cup final should be held the week after the US Open.

First round - the week after AO.
Semifinals - the week after Wimbledon.

gc-spurs
Nov 6th, 2011, 01:41 AM
It makes sense from a "sense" point of view.

However I guess the players who are earning big $$$ would rather finish 1 week early.

This.

The Kaz
Nov 6th, 2011, 04:13 AM
the YEC should definitely be the last tournament. it would also give the kremlin cup a chance to have a decent field. the only complication is what to do with the fed cup.

Have the Fed Cup afterwards :shrug:

The end of the season should be this:

Luxembourg, Moscow
ToC
YEC
Fed Cup

pov
Nov 6th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Luxembourg, Moscow
ToC
YEC
Fed Cup

:yeah: I think that would work well for all - fans, players, the WTA and the countries in the FC final.

pov
Nov 7th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Ba-rump!

DragonFlame
Nov 7th, 2011, 02:45 PM
The tournament of champions is the most rediculous thing the Wta has come up with. Zero publicity for it here in europe and who cares about such a title thatīs not even about the best players. The wildcards like someone mentioned are just stupid.

DragonFlame
Nov 7th, 2011, 02:48 PM
It makes sense from a "sense" point of view.

However I guess the players who are earning big $$$ would rather finish 1 week early.

The other complication is the points earned from the TOC, cause there could still be players trying to qualify for yec that also made it to the ToC. There would need to be a rule that those points donīt count towards qualifying for the YEC. Cause that is rather unfair.