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MercuriePL
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:03 PM
http://www.sanktuariapolskie.info/graphics/articles/img/article_63571141.jpg
Lack of Radwanska was the reason why sponsors disappeared...

LOVELY THANKS FROM POLISH FANS TO WITCHES INCLUDED ON PHOTOS <3

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSihWrbReBHyap2L-hSaKQZZ9w3Oz1pzbcJqVu1co4yP_YKTcANhttps://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXfkpsECQGS1-B03C-gI-9ZRJHevH9as2oxu6yQ0hOWzFhpdBOhttps://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSuZgwabIGvdjnP1zp5-Ol6k_JTklEkis4YLmYSkSiw_xHBHYFT

sources:
http://www.sport.pl/tenis/1,64987,13107832,Turniej_WTA_w_Katowicach__Impreza _zniknela_z_kalendarza.html
http://eurosport.onet.pl/tenis/turniej-wta-w-katowicach-odwolany-impreza-zniknela,1,5379408,wiadomosc.html

Luckily lack of tournament didn't touched Queen Aggie as she launches soon her new website http://www.agaradwanska.com/

To Jimmie48's Question: Looks like it will be an empty slot, only Barcelona Open will be that week :(


UPDATE: ONE SITE WROTE THAT ORGANISERS OF THE TOURNAMENT TOLD THAT ALL IS A GOOD WAY TO ORGANISE A PERFECT TOURNAMENT AND THEY DON'T KNOW ABOUT PAP (POLISH PRESS AGENCY) REVELATIONS... MEANWHILE, NEXT SITE "ONET.PL" WROTE THAT "IT HAD TO BE A WTA'S MIRACLE TOURNAMENT, BUT IT IS CANCELLED" O.O

danieln1
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:10 PM
WTF?????????

All the drama for NOTHING??????

:facepalm:

Carlsbadwanska
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:12 PM
TBH Katowice never was in calendar.

spiceboy
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:13 PM
TBH Katowice never was in calendar.

It was in the latest update (Dec 23rd) so if this is true, it is indeed a bombshell.

MercuriePL
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:15 PM
All sponsors disappeared after it was sure that Aggie won't participate, also TVP (Telewizja Polska-Polish TV) didn't wanted to make coverage from tournament without Radwanska as she is one of the hottest chicks now on the tour...

BlueTrees
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:16 PM
Thank god for that :o Great decision :yeah: :)

KournikovaFan91
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:17 PM
:lol: This is the issue with starting tournaments on the basis of one hometown player.

Sammo
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:17 PM
:spit:

Jimmie48
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:18 PM
So who gets the spot now? Nobody?

LCS
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:19 PM
epic stuff :hysteric:

Landon92
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:20 PM
Oh God, why...

Harry.
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:24 PM
Dying at the title of this thread.. :hysteric:

What a mess. If the only reason they were holding this event in Katowice was on the basis that Radwanska would play, shouldn't they have consulted her and made sure she was going to play before choosing to move the tournament in Copenhagen to Katowice in the first place? :facepalm: Shame though, that stadium looked great.

And I don't get how this is Serena, Schiavone or anyone else's fault. It's Aga's fault she signed up to play Auckland. It was obvious she wasn't going to turn away that *allegedly* huge appearance fee she was going to get for playing Auckland. The rules are rules :shrug:

kaetchen
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:25 PM
:weirdo: really?! after all the fuss about this tournament?
I guess building up a tournament around one player only was never a good idea

sweetadri06
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:26 PM
Good riddance. Building up a tournament for one player is not a sound business decision.

Jane Lane
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:26 PM
So who gets the spot now? Nobody?

It's the same week as Barcelona I think.

Sammo
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:27 PM
http://www.sanktuariapolskie.info/graphics/articles/img/article_63571141.jpg
Lack of Radwanska was the reason why sponsors disappeared...


That thing looks like the USS Enterprise's plate

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/26/10417-enterprise.jpg

Jimmie48
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:27 PM
Good riddance. Building up a tournament for one player is not a sound business decision.

Especially if the tournament is replacing a tournament that collapsed because it was built on one single player... they don't learn.

Landon92
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:29 PM
But the main sponsor says he doesn't know anything about cancelling this tournament...

Fantasy Hero
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:29 PM
tradition and interest for the sport make great tournaments even without local heros, wherelse you get big stadiums with no crowds or no tournaments because of lack of local idols :shrug:

MercuriePL
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:29 PM
That thing looks like the USS Enterprise's plate

Spodek means Saucer, Latający Spodek means "Flying Saucer" xD

saul1333
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:33 PM
With each passing day, the world finds new and exciting ways to kill a man.

Kasey
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:38 PM
bwahahahahahabwahah as though the idea of holding Katowice Sram hadn't been locked to fail the very first day that proposal was announced.

My country just like WTA, seems to surprise people and meet its new lows, even if we think it can't sink any lower:tape:

ps At least the likes of Woz or Errani won't be given a chance to vulture yet another MM, that's the only good thing coming out of it for me I guess:clap2:

MercuriePL
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:59 PM
One site wrote it's not cancelled... OMG I BET THEY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING...

spiceboy
Dec 26th, 2012, 07:04 PM
ps At least the likes of Woz or Errani won't be given a chance to vulture yet

As a Top 10 player playing Acapulco already, Errani can't play here. And even if she wasn't she'd play Barcelona instead of this mess...

ShiftyFella
Dec 26th, 2012, 07:24 PM
:lol:@ all the drama before, Aga had chances to appear as double with Ula or Caro or withdraw from Auckland to play there

Jorn
Dec 26th, 2012, 07:26 PM
Caro wil ask Rory if she can loan the 235K for the Prize money, so who need sponsors? ;)


But serious,. they don't go play on clay as it VERY expensive... :help:

Kasey
Dec 26th, 2012, 07:26 PM
As a Top 10 player playing Acapulco already, Errani can't play here. And even if she wasn't she'd play Barcelona instead of this mess...

Yeah I forgot....... Still can't mark the words: Obnoxiousrani and top10 with = sign between them :shrug:

TeamUla
Dec 26th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Gosh people, the cancelaction of the tournament was already denied by an official. Polish Press Agency had unchecked, bad news.

The end of discussion.

TeamUla
Dec 26th, 2012, 07:39 PM
But serious,. they don't go play on clay as it VERY expensive... :help:

Officially, it is clay in the 2013 calendar.

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5414/katowicei.jpg

Sammo
Dec 26th, 2012, 07:56 PM
If we continue with this we might get the city of Katowice erased from the face of the Earth by some alien race who likes reading TF

saint2
Dec 26th, 2012, 08:07 PM
That thing looks like the USS Enterprise's plate

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/26/10417-enterprise.jpg

You know how this shit is called ? Flying Disc. Im for real here....Before this year it was officially called "Katowice city sport hall" or sth like that. You know what I mean, some random lame name. BUT everyone, even in media, was reffering to it as simply flying disc, so they decided to make it official.

Monzanator
Dec 26th, 2012, 10:48 PM
Onet reliable as usual :facepalm:

Miracle Worker
Dec 26th, 2012, 10:59 PM
I'm impressed. People still believe in what sronet writes.

SerenaMJ
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:00 PM
All sponsors disappeared after it was sure that Aggie won't participate, also TVP (Telewizja Polska-Polish TV) didn't wanted to make coverage from tournament without Radwanska as she is one of the hottest chicks now on the tour...


If it's true, this only proves how pathetic the Polish media is and it portrays the whole country the same way. They always ONLY support their own no matter who it is and what sport it is as long as it's a Polish person. If it's not Polish, they don't give shit about it/them. Just imagine if every country was like this, we would have no people attending tournaments or we would have no tournaments at all. Thanks God the whole world is not like that!

If it's not happening, I am glad for the sake of other players that were to play there.

Monzanator
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:04 PM
We've got a snooker tournament held in the past couple of years and snooker is one sport where the Polish players are way behind the 8ball :lol: So, there is one exception :cheer:

saint2
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:09 PM
If it's true, this only proves how pathetic the Polish media is and it portrays the whole country the same way. They always ONLY support their own no matter who it is and what sport it is as long as it's a Polish person. If it's not Polish, they don't give shit about it/them. Just imagine if every country was like this, we would have no people attending tournaments or we would have no tournaments at all. Thanks God the whole world is not like that!


Well, if I'd be so sensitive as some people are, I'd report this post as polonophobic.

Jerem
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:21 PM
The Katowice Open was in the 2013 WTA Calendar as of December 15: http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Archive/AboutTheTour/TourCalendar_1215_2013.pdf (does anybody have a link to a newer version?). I'm quite sure the tournament will be held at least next year, and probably the years after if Aga decides to compete.

N.M.
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:21 PM
but it's true, our media suck :D

SerenaMJ
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:35 PM
Well, if I'd be so sensitive as some people are, I'd report this post as polonophobic.


Being Polish myself, it's hard to be polonophobic. Sadly, what I said in my previous post is true.

saint2
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Being Polish myself, it's hard to be polonophobic. Sadly, what I said in my previous post is true.


Nah, its not that hard. Majority of polonophobic people I've met are polish themself.

If you are polish do you realize that:

- polish people been stuck in commie shit for nearly 50 years. The result is- majority of them are too poor to play tennis themself.
- there's no open TV channel in Poland wich airs WTA. Therefore, polish people are separated from WTA World
- Poland is a country with no tennis tradition whatsoever...
- Agnieszka Radwanska is ONLY recognisable WTA player in Poland. So shes not playing=ppl see no reason to pay they heavy earned money to watch tennis.

This is comming from polish tennis fan, who isn't "poles only" fan. Fellow Ula fans will confirm it :lol::lol::lol:

Sorry for eventual typos- Im drunk right now...

dsanders06
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Radwanska always seems to be involved in some drama, but it always seems so dull that I can never be bothered to actually look into it properly and find out what exactly's going on. :lol:

SerenaMJ
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:58 PM
Nah, its not that hard. Majority of polonophobic people I've met are polish themself.

If you are polish do you realize that:

- polish people been stuck in commie shit for nearly 50 years. The result is- majority of them are too poor to play tennis themself.
- there's no open TV channel in Poland wich airs WTA. Therefore, polish people are separated from WTA World
- Poland is a country with no tennis tradition whatsoever...
- Agnieszka Radwanska is ONLY recognisable WTA player in Poland. So shes not playing=ppl see no reason to pay they heavy earned money to watch tennis.

This is comming from polish tennis fan, who isn't "poles only" fan. Fellow Ula fans will confirm it :lol::lol::lol:

Sorry for eventual typos- Im drunk right now...



- Yes, I do realize that, but it does not justify much because it's not only about tennis, it's the same about other sports.
- Almost EVERY family in Poland has a cable/digital pay tv where Eurosport is standard so it's not like they are separated from WTA or have no access to it. The problem is, they are not interested in watching anything until they hear there is someone Polish in it.

Monzanator
Dec 27th, 2012, 12:00 AM
The Katowice Open was in the 2013 WTA Calendar as of December 15: http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Archive/AboutTheTour/TourCalendar_1215_2013.pdf (does anybody have a link to a newer version?). I'm quite sure the tournament will be held at least next year, and probably the years after if Aga decides to compete.

I don't think Radwanska will ever bother to compete here unless there's a special sponsor paying her appearance fee. Robert will press hard on that one and there's no 'national pride' short cut to avoid that IMO.

TeamUla
Dec 27th, 2012, 12:20 AM
Robert will press hard on that one and there's no 'national pride' short cut to avoid that IMO.

Robert has nothing to do with her marketing and P&R stuff right now.

spiceboy
Dec 27th, 2012, 08:11 AM
Katowice actually has gotten the best possible sponsor. The tournament is no way cancelled now.

BNP Paribas Katowice Open

Melange
Dec 27th, 2012, 08:23 AM
Lets have some players who actually want to play there not for appearance money

Halepsova
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:18 AM
:haha: What a mess!

olivero
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:15 AM
why there's so much drama around this tournament on TF? :hysteric: Polish posters should just sit down and wait for some confirmed official information

Spiritof42
Dec 27th, 2012, 11:48 AM
The WTA website is a mess... the TV schedule is a mess... the 2013 calendar is a mess... can't wait for the new season to start! :)

oneshot
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Radwanska always seems to be involved in some drama, but it always seems so dull that I can never be bothered to actually look into it properly and find out what exactly's going on. :lol:

omg this :sobbing: I always breeze through her threads they seem so uninteresting by default.

plus this tournament is gonna be a hot mess next year so I'm all for it :inlove:

guichard
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:11 PM
why there's so much drama around this tournament on TF? :hysteric: Polish posters should just sit down and wait for some confirmed official information

This + 1 million


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Wiggly
Jan 9th, 2013, 03:40 PM
The WTA confirmed the tournament is on the 2013 schedule (Twitter).