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SHILIN-GOAT
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:16 PM
much stronger field than most SEWTA MM :oh:

http://beta.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women's-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100026248

bbjpa
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:19 PM
:eek: what the top 40 players choose a 100K over IW :facepalm:

Angie :smash:

mk27
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:21 PM
Kvitova played here last year. :p

Noctis
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:23 PM
I would rather go to Bahamas than Acapulco or Kuala Lumpur :spit:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:23 PM
:eek: what the top 40 players choose a 100K over IW :facepalm:

Angie :smash:

They will still play Indian Wells. This tournament is a back-up if they lose early at IW. It's a 45 minute flight from Nassau to Miami and they'll be relaxing at a 5-star resort on the beach in between matches.

As of now, the MD cut-off for this event is #85 :eek: I hope the organization is better than last year though. A lot of the players were not happy when they posted on Twitter during that event. Apparently getting basic things like new balls to practice and cold water was a huge ordeal.

Tennis Fool
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:35 PM
This tournament has a deeper field than the Tier IVs of the last couple of weeks :lol:

Mona is like a mini-Woz--having to play every tournament :o

faboozadoo15
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:36 PM
Interesting.

Valanga
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:37 PM
Everyone does their best to stop Yakimova from defending her title here

Tennis Fool
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:42 PM
Bahamas should probably become tour level next year.

deliverance.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:42 PM
Barthel... :facepalm:

Teseo
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:42 PM
I don't think Kanepi or Kerber will go there... Barthel... uhm, maybe.

C. Drone
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:45 PM
#lazybitchestournament

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:48 PM
Bahamas should probably become tour level next year.

Not at the same dates they can't.
That's why it's popular
They can't have it after Miami cos it's clay time.

killerqueen
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:50 PM
#lazybitchestournament

For lazy girls who want to play an extra tournament while Indian Wells goes into the second week without them. :lol:

If there was ever a place to slog it on the ITF tour, I think Bahamas is a good choice!

aguy9797
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:51 PM
vacation time!

tennisfan146
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:51 PM
Kaia :eek:

Oh well, she hasn't played for over a month now. I guess she just wants to play some extra matches.

killerqueen
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:56 PM
Not at the same dates they can't.
That's why it's popular
They can't have it after Miami cos it's clay time.

Is there any specific reason why there are no other WTA events the same weeks as the PM tournaments? I don't see why they couldn't have international level tournaments in the second weeks of IW and Miami, unless of course there is a prior agreement to give the Mandatory tournaments sole precidence those weeks! :)

Adrian.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:12 PM
wow, what a list :eek::bowdown: I hope it stays like this :oh:

Meelis
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:29 PM
Only players who lose in R1 or qualifying in Indian Wells are allowed to play here. Or players who lose their R2 match on Friday before 3pm (Indian Wells time).

Meelis
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:36 PM
Tsurenko (125) not even in qualies :eek::haha:

Will probably be enough for the MD. Initial list was similar last year. In the end there were bunch of non top 100 players in the MD and 14 byes in the qualifying draw.

juki
Feb 23rd, 2012, 09:40 PM
There was a press release near the end of last year saying Tennis Channel would be showing the tournament. Hopefully it's still happening!

Miracle Worker
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:40 PM
No Marion here :eek:

Jane Lane
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:46 PM
Midseason vacation :oh:

The Kaz
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:02 PM
Yakimova reaching the final here last year... good luck with this field :happy:

njnetswill
Feb 24th, 2012, 02:57 AM
Surprised that Kvitova is not returning this year :shrug:

davidmario
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:11 AM
They will still play Indian Wells. This tournament is a back-up if they lose early at IW. It's a 45 minute flight from Nassau to Miami and they'll be relaxing at a 5-star resort on the beach in between matches.

As of now, the MD cut-off for this event is #85 :eek: I hope the organization is better than last year though. A lot of the players were not happy when they posted on Twitter during that event. Apparently getting basic things like new balls to practice and cold water was a huge ordeal.
so they stay in a 5 star hotel for free and are still complaining?

davidmario
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:12 AM
Only players who lose in R1 or qualifying in Indian Wells are allowed to play here. Or players who lose their R2 match on Friday before 3pm (Indian Wells time).

We will witness beast mode tank jobs:oh:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:44 AM
so they stay in a 5 star hotel for free and are still complaining?

The tournament site is away from the hotel though -- that was their big gripe, which I can understand. They're in Nassau to play tennis. It doesn't matter if the hotel is nice if the tournament organizers had no clue what to do. That being said, it was the first year of the event last year and there are always kinks to work out initially, so hopefully they can do better with that this year.

Six Feet Under
Feb 24th, 2012, 07:41 AM
No Marion here :eek:

:sobbing:

She would :oh: But as Meelis said she would have to lose her first match and be scheduled early.

nevetssllim
Feb 24th, 2012, 08:30 AM
There's no way it will stay that strong. I wouldn't even be surprised if Tsurenko even made the MD. And last year's q-draw was filled with BYEs, IIRC.

Based on current form, you'd have to venture a guess that the top-three seeds, plus Halep and Zakopalova have a good chance of making the second week at IW while quite a few (Strycova, Rodionova, Hlavackova, Shvedova et al) will go quite deep in doubles.

Meelis
Feb 24th, 2012, 08:32 AM
Based on current form, you'd have to venture a guess that the top-three seeds, plus Halep and Zakopalova have a good chance of making the second week at IW while quite a few (Strycova, Rodionova et al) will go quite deep in doubles.

Like I said, itīs not even second week, but players must be out of IW before 3pm on Friday or they will be automatically withdrawn.

matthias
Feb 24th, 2012, 08:40 AM
itīs a smart move IMO
they will be excluded from entry list when they still in IW-Draw
so itīs not a big deal to enter

chingching
Feb 24th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Not at the same dates they can't.
That's why it's popular
They can't have it after Miami cos it's clay time.

Explain Copenhagen then

chingching
Feb 24th, 2012, 10:56 AM
LOLcats. Tsurenko is an alternate!!!!! :haha:

Juju Nostalgique
Feb 24th, 2012, 11:23 AM
:worship:

Adrian.
Feb 24th, 2012, 11:24 AM
I hope Marta will get in :oh:

Lulu.
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Looks good.

guichard
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Looks good.
Yup but not so good when the tournament actually starts.

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 24th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Not at the same dates they can't.
That's why it's popular
They can't have it after Miami cos it's clay time.

They can have it before Indian Wells. Acapulco should be a week after Bogota.
The Bahamas should be upgraded to an international tournament with Monterrey, in the week before Indian Wells.
Kuala Lumpur should be the week of Paris.
Pattaya City should be moved back to the fall Asian swing, as it was 10 years ago when Patty Schynder played and won it.
And I honestly think that Amelia Island can be made a 100K, the second week of Miami.

Meelis
Mar 11th, 2012, 08:17 PM
As expected, none of the player mentioned in the title is actually in the draw and Parmentier is a top seed :p

Only nine top 100 players this year.

guichard
Mar 11th, 2012, 08:28 PM
Yeah it will be like that next year again... :)

Alwaysfan
Mar 11th, 2012, 08:37 PM
Parra is out...

Sammo
Mar 11th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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paul_masterton
Mar 11th, 2012, 08:59 PM
Yeah the players hated it last year. I'm guessing they've stepped up for those going back.

Linguae^
Mar 11th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Not Jankovic?

Patrick345
Mar 11th, 2012, 11:24 PM
Not Jankovic?

No time for the Bahamas. JJ expected to win Indian Wells on her way back to the top 5. Only food-poisoning, jetlag, being wasted from players party and a future superstar like Jessica Clampton could stop her. :cheer:

medved
Mar 12th, 2012, 03:26 PM
#lazybitchestournament
... so Magda has to be there :devil:.
But ... whatever, she needs some wins, so hopefully she can win a match or two there.

medved
Mar 12th, 2012, 03:39 PM
... so Magda has to be there :devil:.
But ... whatever, she needs some wins, so hopefully she can win a match or two there.

seems Magda will not play :-(