Like last year in Nottingham or every week in Antalya. If you make the final and it overlaps with singles, can you also play qualies if you need to???
May 23rd, 2012, 07:02 AM
Stephanie Bengson this year played her doubles Final in Fukuoka, then went to Kurume the same day and played her QR1, but It got suspended (darkness I think). I think they saved the spot for her.
May 23rd, 2012, 07:52 AM
Gilles Muller lost in challenger in Rome and then played quallies at ATP so yes - it's possible.
May 23rd, 2012, 08:55 AM
Could you for example. Hhave a saturday semi final, win it, go and play qualies, play final, then play qualies again???
May 23rd, 2012, 08:57 AM
no, they are usually postponing the quallies then. :lol:
May 23rd, 2012, 10:25 AM
Well, if it's the same level, you get an SE into next weeks tourney if you can't make it in time for qualies, but I'm also sure I remember 10k finalists playing 25k qualies at the same venue.
May 23rd, 2012, 06:18 PM
If I remember well, you can't be entered in two tourneys at once. I don't think someone could win a semifinal in a tourney, play first round qualies in other and play finals the next day.
But if someone lost in semis of a tourney or in finals (win or lose) for challengers and futures, she can play qualies.
May 23rd, 2012, 06:43 PM
I remember Brenda Schultz-McCarty winning Surbiton 25k and playing Birmingham quallies the same week end.
May 24th, 2012, 02:26 AM
Technically, the qualifying draw is regarded as being the tournament of the following week, so playing qualifying and overlapping with the previous tournament is not playing 2 tournaments in the same week. It's definitely possible to play both the finals weekend and the qualifying of the following event, but it's also a gamble - all eggs in one basket or spread yourself thin?