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jrollaneres25
Sep 14th, 2012, 04:39 PM
I checked the race to YEC and I see that they're sitting in the 9th position. Don't they take 8 teams?:confused:

Uranium
Sep 14th, 2012, 04:41 PM
You're so 2002.:lol:

jrollaneres25
Sep 14th, 2012, 04:54 PM
You're so 2002.:lol:

What's me being so 2002 mean?

And since they only take 4 teams, that means they don't have a chance do they?:lol:

Uranium
Sep 14th, 2012, 05:03 PM
2002 was the last year they did 8 teams.

Wiggly
Sep 17th, 2012, 03:27 AM
They should have eight teams again.
Four is just not enough and cheapens the whole thing.

I don't care if it's a round robin or knock-off but make it for eight teams.

Lulu.
Sep 17th, 2012, 06:30 AM
Wish they could of made it. Only thing they haven't won.

The Witch-king
Sep 17th, 2012, 12:00 PM
They should have eight teams again.
Four is just not enough and cheapens the whole thing.

I don't care if it's a round robin or knock-off but make it for eight teams.

Do they even show the doubles at YEC on tv? Ive never seen it.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Sep 17th, 2012, 01:04 PM
There aren't enough regular doubles pairings/doubles specialists on the WTA Tour to justify having 8 teams. I don't care how you slice it, Grandin/Uhlirova do NOT deserve to go to Istanbul :o

Wiggly
Sep 17th, 2012, 05:31 PM
There aren't enough regular doubles pairings/doubles specialists on the WTA Tour to justify having 8 teams. I don't care how you slice it, Grandin/Uhlirova do NOT deserve to go to Istanbul :o

You win two matches that last 1h30 maximum and you win the YEC? Come on.
187 500$ for about 3 hours on court with little to no added value to the tournament.

Make them work for the money.

coolfish1103
Sep 17th, 2012, 08:03 PM
They should change it so the Top 8 players on the doubles list can select partners to play with in the YEC. If there are duplicates then go down on the list until it's 8 teams.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Sep 17th, 2012, 09:27 PM
You win two matches that last 1h30 maximum and you win the YEC? Come on.
187 500$ for about 3 hours on court with little to no added value to the tournament.

Make them work for the money.

The No. 8 team in the race has a losing record in 2012 (21-26), no Grand Slam quarterfinals, no titles, ONE international final. The YEC is supposed to be an elite tournament and that sort of record does not signify that to me.

What the ATP does with the doubles race that the WTA should adopt is that any team who wins a Grand Slam automatically goes to the YEC. If the WTA did that, we'd have the Williams sisters and Kuznetsova/Zvonareva. It would at least add two extra matches to it and provide more entertainment for the fans.

Beny
Sep 17th, 2012, 10:23 PM
There is no point in maintaining the Doubles Championships.

Has anyone on this board ever seen the matches? I think if winning two doubles matches makes you Doubles World Champion... thats ridiculous.
Womenīs doubles isnt as attractive/popular as mens, plus there are almost no specialists. Williams sisters can win anytime they want and care, just because they are WS. Kuznetsova/Zvonareva are two great singles players.
They should just scrap it. No one would notice the difference - itīs just three matches (here, three matches there)

Uranium
Sep 18th, 2012, 12:58 AM
The No. 8 team in the race has a losing record in 2012 (21-26), no Grand Slam quarterfinals, no titles, ONE international final. The YEC is supposed to be an elite tournament and that sort of record does not signify that to me.

What the ATP does with the doubles race that the WTA should adopt is that any team who wins a Grand Slam automatically goes to the YEC. If the WTA did that, we'd have the Williams sisters and Kuznetsova/Zvonareva. It would at least add two extra matches to it and provide more entertainment for the fans.

A lot of teams switch around because they just play with friends, whoever can get them in AND know they have no chance of making YEC. If the YEC was top 8 then a lot of teams would stay together and make a push. Like Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez aren't playing together for the rest of the season because they know they won't make YEC. If it were 8 teams, a lot of teams would stick together and there would be slightly better teams going to the YEC than what the current race shows.

And I completely agree that it needs to become 8. It doesn't even need to be Round Robin. Can just be knockout. Stretch it out across the week. Thursday - 2 matches. Friday - 2 matches. Saturday - SFs. Sunday - Final. Singles starts Tuesday and Doubles starts Thursday. I mean 690 points for showing up? 1050 points for winning one match? 1500 for winning 2 matches? Give me a break.

Wiggly
Sep 18th, 2012, 01:59 AM
A lot of teams switch around because they just play with friends, whoever can get them in AND know they have no chance of making YEC. If the YEC was top 8 then a lot of teams would stay together and make a push. Like Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez aren't playing together for the rest of the season because they know they won't make YEC. If it were 8 teams, a lot of teams would stick together and there would be slightly better teams going to the YEC than what the current race shows.

And I completely agree that it needs to become 8. It doesn't even need to be Round Robin. Can just be knockout. Stretch it out across the week. Thursday - 2 matches. Friday - 2 matches. Saturday - SFs. Sunday - Final. Singles starts Tuesday and Doubles starts Thursday. I mean 690 points for showing up? 1050 points for winning one match? 1500 for winning 2 matches? Give me a break.

Perfect post.

Drake1980
Sep 18th, 2012, 07:54 AM
There is no point in maintaining the Doubles Championships.

Has anyone on this board ever seen the matches? I think if winning two doubles matches makes you Doubles World Champion... thats ridiculous.
Womenīs doubles isnt as attractive/popular as mens, plus there are almost no specialists. Williams sisters can win anytime they want and care, just because they are WS. Kuznetsova/Zvonareva are two great singles players.
They should just scrap it. No one would notice the difference - itīs just three matches (here, three matches there)

I disagree! It's an important Event and those top teams have earned the right to play for this prestigous title!

Serena = GOAT
Sep 18th, 2012, 10:39 AM
Nobody in their right mind cares about doubles, though :shrug:

danieln1
Sep 18th, 2012, 01:22 PM
Nobody in their right mind cares about doubles, though :shrug:

This.

pwayne
Sep 18th, 2012, 03:10 PM
A lot of teams switch around because they just play with friends, whoever can get them in AND know they have no chance of making YEC. If the YEC was top 8 then a lot of teams would stay together and make a push. Like Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez aren't playing together for the rest of the season because they know they won't make YEC. If it were 8 teams, a lot of teams would stick together and there would be slightly better teams going to the YEC than what the current race shows.

And I completely agree that it needs to become 8. It doesn't even need to be Round Robin. Can just be knockout. Stretch it out across the week. Thursday - 2 matches. Friday - 2 matches. Saturday - SFs. Sunday - Final. Singles starts Tuesday and Doubles starts Thursday. I mean 690 points for showing up? 1050 points for winning one match? 1500 for winning 2 matches? Give me a break.

Agree completely. In the current format, they need to reduce the points by half at least or more. 345 for SF, 525 for F and 750 for the champion.

faboozadoo15
Oct 3rd, 2012, 01:45 PM
A lot of teams switch around because they just play with friends, whoever can get them in AND know they have no chance of making YEC. If the YEC was top 8 then a lot of teams would stay together and make a push. Like Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez aren't playing together for the rest of the season because they know they won't make YEC. If it were 8 teams, a lot of teams would stick together and there would be slightly better teams going to the YEC than what the current race shows.

And I completely agree that it needs to become 8. It doesn't even need to be Round Robin. Can just be knockout. Stretch it out across the week. Thursday - 2 matches. Friday - 2 matches. Saturday - SFs. Sunday - Final. Singles starts Tuesday and Doubles starts Thursday. I mean 690 points for showing up? 1050 points for winning one match? 1500 for winning 2 matches? Give me a break.

I totally agree.

:facepalm: 690 points for making the flight. It really adds a HUGE amount of points to a team that barely qualifies over the #5 team for not much extra work.

2Black
Oct 3rd, 2012, 04:01 PM
Hahaha ... More & more we realize all that is wrong with the WTA (especially in the fall season) :lol:

darrinbaker00
Oct 3rd, 2012, 04:34 PM
Nobody in their right mind cares about doubles, though :shrug:

That's not true. Most people who watch tennis on television are also club-level players like myself, and we play more doubles than singles.

TheLegendof
Oct 4th, 2012, 08:28 AM
I care about doubles and I don`t even play! (wish I did, though)

dencod16
Oct 4th, 2012, 03:08 PM
This.

Well your profile pic cares about doubles, i think she withdrew in singles at a time and played doubles. i believe it was olympics.