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JeremyThomas
Feb 13th, 2003, 03:27 AM
Hi folks,
Could somebody please explain to me, and anybody else in the dark, what the Porsche Standings are and what criteria they use. (On the WTA site they are right next to the normal rankings.)

Thanks,
Jeremy

geewhiz
Feb 13th, 2003, 03:37 AM
Well this is what it says on the WTA site

How It Works

The purpose of the Porsche Race to the Championships is to determine the eight singles players and four doubles teams that will contest the WTA Tour’s season-ending Championships presented by Porsche at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, 5-10 November 2003. The tournament is an eight-player round robin singles tournament and four-team single elimination doubles tournament.

Unlike the WTA Tour rankings, which are based on a rolling, 52-week system – using a player’s best 17 results for singles and 11 for doubles over the past 12 months – the Porsche Race to the Championships starts at the beginning of the season, with all players on zero points.

Points earned from all WTA Tour events played (round and quality points) are added to produce the separate weekly Singles and Doubles Team standings.

http://www.wtatour.com/index.cfm?section=porsche&cont_id=125153

Leena
Feb 13th, 2003, 03:38 AM
Ugh... I didn't even know the WTA copied the race system from the ATP. Another way to confuse fans. Hooray.

ALPHA
Feb 13th, 2003, 04:40 AM
Originally posted by Leena
Ugh... I didn't even know the WTA copied the race system from the ATP. Another way to confuse fans. Hooray.


The WTA uses that system longer than the ATP - an instrument to identify the qualifiers for seasonending WTA Masters. So if anything, the ATP copied the system from WTA. (Although it's NOT exactly the same - ATP has no quality points in its system)

Leena
Feb 13th, 2003, 04:53 AM
I didn't know that... but the WTA didn't shove it down our throats like the ATP started a few years ago.

JeremyThomas
Feb 13th, 2003, 02:38 PM
Thanks,
I should have been bright enough to find the information myself right there on the WTA site. geewhiz...

geewhiz
Feb 13th, 2003, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by JeremyThomas
Thanks,
I should have been bright enough to find the information myself right there on the WTA site. geewhiz...

To be honest, I couldn't find it on the site either when I looked :rolleyes: I had to go back through google and even then I only found them because I already had some idea what they are :o