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jenglisbe
Aug 10th, 2003, 01:17 AM
Where is everyone? The stadium is supposed to be beautiful, yet no one is there to enjoy it...

rhz
Aug 10th, 2003, 09:02 AM
they should have hired me as a sales rep for the tournament, i'm sure i can make people come to the tournament

Toontje
Aug 10th, 2003, 01:10 PM
Where is everyone? The stadium is supposed to be beautiful, yet no one is there to enjoy it...



Isn't Davenport from that region?


Bad location in my opinion!




greetings

Brandon85
Aug 10th, 2003, 02:38 PM
not many top players there would be one reason.

VS Fan
Aug 10th, 2003, 03:06 PM
IT was the same way at the Championships last fall.

It seems that the 25 MILLION or so folks in the LA basin have difficulty finding new events. In the maze of clogged freeways, and traffic jams that occur out there daily, it must be an adventure to find your way to a different place than you are used to going.
... And it COULD be that the marketing was poor, and also, just maybe the absence of Serena Williams, Jennifer Capriati, Monica Selles, and also the lack of participation by Venus, Justine, and of course Anna. Kim and Lindsay seem to be the ONLY high profile players that were there.

..... But this doesn't explain the meager attendance at all but the finals, which also wasn't anywhere near a sellout, at the Championships last year, when ALL the top players except Lindsay were there! Hope it does better this year!

Steff_forever
Aug 10th, 2003, 03:11 PM
just sad for the history of this tourny. If it's the same in the F it would be shameful (just think that Kimmie will get the #1-spot here in front of 3 people ...)

venusfan
Aug 10th, 2003, 07:05 PM
that's what happens when there's not Williams around.

gentenaire
Aug 10th, 2003, 08:23 PM
even the final isn't full. As for people thinking it's because there's no Williams sister, how do you explain the low turn-up for the Masters then?