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Mattographer
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:29 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030805/capt.1060121479.jp_morgan_chase_open_dhc106.jpg

Spectators seated around the Stadium Court, which seats 8,000, watch as Conchita Martinez, from Spain, left, plays against Tara Snyder during their second round match of JP Morgan Chase Open Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Martinez won, 6-4, 6-3.

:eek:

Jordan.
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:30 AM
Wow, the attendation is so small there!

zaaz
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:31 AM
:haha:

Berlin_Calling
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:34 AM
WTF is attendation? :lol::rolleyes:

Hawk
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:37 AM
Well since apparently no one else is going to comment on the point of the thread.. I will :p

:eek: that's pretty bad :o

But on the plus side..if you're there you can sit where ever you please ;)

Astro Jetson
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:39 AM
Me thinks Conchi just hit a moonball and spectators wouldn't wait hours for it to come down again so left :lol:

Berlin_Calling
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:40 AM
:haha:

What's so funny? I think it's sad that the WTA is suffering from the bad attendations from their big tourneys :sad:

;)

Amanda
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:41 AM
attendation-lack of a formal education ;)

ToeTag
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:42 AM
Yeah that pic does suggest that the tournament is warm bodied challenged...but when was that match played...could have been a 11:00am match.

BigTennisFan
Aug 6th, 2003, 06:06 AM
The last time I attended the Chase was in 2001 when it was still in Manhattan Beach. My schedule at the time allowed me to go on Monday, Wed, Thurs and the Quarters where Monica beat Serena.

Believe me, the morning weekday matches were NOT full of spectators. The Serena/Monica match was sold out. Unfortunately the majority of people left right after that match and they missed Chanda and Els playing some really good doubles.

Let's see what happens from the quarters on. :)

Lisbeth
Aug 6th, 2003, 06:35 AM
Well, someone give me a aeroplane ticket and I'm there!

While it wouldn't be nearly that bad, this is the reason why Australians want to keep AO in the school holidays, by the way. Or IS it in fact school holidays in Canada?

disposablehero
Aug 6th, 2003, 06:48 AM
This tournament needs to be moved. The tour goes East next week anyhow, so a venue like Chicago would fit in well. LA has enough trouble filling the year-end championships. This tournament now has to compete with that as well. People aren't going to buy tickets to see Kim and Lindsay in the sweltering heat when they know they will get to see both of them, plus the Williams, Justine, and a few other top players, only 3 months from now.

vs1
Aug 6th, 2003, 06:49 AM
This is alarming shocking for the tour. It's embarassing as hell!! :eek:

Vincent
Aug 6th, 2003, 07:23 AM
It was like no audience there.:eek:

LucasArg
Aug 6th, 2003, 07:53 AM
There re only 3 of the top 10 players. Maybe is that :eek:

Lisbeth
Aug 6th, 2003, 07:56 AM
Um yes, sorry, I do know LA is not in Canada! I'm just an idiot.

tennisjam
Aug 6th, 2003, 10:37 AM
they should give free tickets ;)

doloresc
Aug 6th, 2003, 11:41 AM
it really is terrible. i think the manhattan beach venue was more suitable (more intimate) for this tournament.

gentenaire
Aug 6th, 2003, 12:04 PM
Even the year end champs, with all the top players, can't attract crowds. It should be clear now that LA isn't interested in tennis.

Dava
Aug 6th, 2003, 12:10 PM
yeah they should sell the lieces to citys which are more interested in tennis.

Mattographer
Aug 6th, 2003, 12:11 PM
Even the year end champs, with all the top players, can't attract crowds. It should be clear now that LA isn't interested in tennis.
Excatly!