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vogus
Sep 28th, 2003, 04:16 PM
No less an authority than TBE, said that the WTA "forced" Jennifer to enter the tournament. How did they do this, and did they (or the tournament) have to pay her a guaranteed appearance fee? Just wondering about how this kind of situation works. She obviously had no prior intention or desire of playing here.

* Princess *
Sep 28th, 2003, 04:27 PM
Jen should withdraw then.

I wouldn't mind.

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 28th, 2003, 04:33 PM
Hard Designation, thats how
Jen didnt apply for a WC, but the WTA were forced to dig deep to get a top player after Venus, Lindsay withdrew

so it was Jen who was the Top GOLD EXEMPT player on list

Kim, Justine aren't Top of that list so don't count.

* Princess *
Sep 28th, 2003, 04:37 PM
Udachi Jenny.

Tank your 2nd round match!!!

Mase
Sep 28th, 2003, 04:43 PM
She's just taking one for the team.. IMO she should be playing this one anyway so I hope she takes it seriously, a title is a title. I guess we'll see how she reacts.

vogus
Sep 28th, 2003, 05:12 PM
what does "Hard Designation" mean? Doesn't sound too pleasant...

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 28th, 2003, 05:24 PM
b. Hard Designations
Each Top 10 Gold Exempt player is subject to one (1) Hard Designation by the Tour. Refusal to accept a Hard Designation will warrant an automatic $25,000 fine.

* Princess *
Sep 28th, 2003, 05:51 PM
Please withdraw Jenny.

$25,000? Pff... that's nothing.

nitsansh
Sep 28th, 2003, 06:05 PM
Further explanation please...

What is the Gold Exempt list and how players are ranked? Why was Jennifer chosen?

E. Blackadder
Sep 28th, 2003, 06:16 PM
lmao @ WTA

Fantastic
Sep 28th, 2003, 06:32 PM
They actually have a rule that forces players to play? Oh well, what's another injury to the WTA Tour, right? It's like a war draft. When your number gets drawn, you have to sign up immediately. Should you refuse, failure to comply results in getting shot, erm, fined.

Was this what happened to Kim in Toronto or did she always intend on playing that tournament voluntarily?

FanDeJen
Sep 28th, 2003, 06:42 PM
why didnīt they force Henin to play?

E. Blackadder
Sep 28th, 2003, 06:52 PM
why didnīt they force Henin to play?
she isn't in top10 Gold Exempt list.

TBE has the full list somewhere

Tratree
Sep 28th, 2003, 07:03 PM
I agree with Mase, she should have been playing Moscow anyway, so it doesn't bother me. That's the rules with the Gold Exempt. Furthermore, I haven't seen Jen tank a match since her "dark days" and I don't expect to see it any time soon. If she is physically able (shoulder), she will play.

FanDeJen
Sep 28th, 2003, 07:07 PM
when did the wta let her know about this decision?

If she wasnīt in Europe ..she must be really upset.

Mase
Sep 28th, 2003, 07:07 PM
Plus if she REALLY didnt want to play then she would have taken the fine, 25,000.00 isnt that much to her..........

FanDeJen
Sep 28th, 2003, 07:11 PM
So I guess she does wanna play uh?
Hope so!!!

Mase
Sep 28th, 2003, 07:31 PM
It looks like it, yup we'll just have to hope so!
Go Cappy!!!!!!!!!!!!

DEETHELICK
Sep 28th, 2003, 07:37 PM
Jen won't tank, she is a competitor. Hopefully this will get her into the swing of the indoor season , win or lose and she can build up momentum as the season draws to a close.

If Jen didn't wana play, she'd leave it, but maybe she wants to test the shoulder out and see what damage she can do here.

Go Jen Jen! :)

JennyS
Sep 28th, 2003, 07:40 PM
$25,000 is really chump change to a top tennis player. Jennifer has been very much in control of her schedule this year- withdrawing from Tokyo, Charleston and Toronto. If she really doesn't want to play she won't.

The WTA can't really control the tennis players. This isn't figure skating.

ChrisGermany
Sep 28th, 2003, 08:18 PM
I definetly believe that it was Jennīs will to play 2 events in Europe and maybe she now believes that a not too much overcrowded tierI event is much better than an overcrowded one AFTER Stuttgart.

I think she might have been forced to play on the first hand but on the second hand she might have agreed willingly due to the fact she goes to Stuttgart with match preparation and not just training.

And Schnyder (Bovina will be beaten) might be a good test !

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 28th, 2003, 08:30 PM
Was this what happened to Kim in Toronto or did she always intend on playing that tournament voluntarily?

I don't think since Toronto was her 5th straight week of tennis. I think she played toronto cause there wasn't enough top 10 players playing on her own accord.

* Princess *
Sep 28th, 2003, 09:15 PM
I definetly believe that it was Jennīs will to play 2 events in Europe and maybe she now believes that a not too much overcrowded tierI event is much better than an overcrowded one AFTER Stuttgart.

I think she might have been forced to play on the first hand but on the second hand she might have agreed willingly due to the fact she goes to Stuttgart with match preparation and not just training.

And Schnyder (Bovina will be beaten) might be a good test !
Do tell why you're so sure that Patty will beat Bovina.

Nevermind, you're a clueless jackass like the rest of people on this board.

goldenlox
Sep 28th, 2003, 09:22 PM
If Lena is healthy, she has a big shot. I don't know if she is rushing back to play this week.
Leena, please post in RR again.

* Princess *
Sep 28th, 2003, 09:26 PM
If Lena is healthy, she has a big shot. I don't know if she is rushing back to play this week.
Leena, please post in RR again.
When Lena starts playing again, and stops with these bullshit injuries, I will... maybe.

As far as the Patty fan... let's look at what Patty has done recently.

Beat Bea Bielik at US Open. Lost everything else. Congratulations.

At least Lena has an excuse for her awful play this year.

Rtael
Sep 28th, 2003, 10:31 PM
At least Lena has an excuse for her awful play this year.


You as her fan?

* Princess *
Sep 29th, 2003, 12:56 AM
You as her fan?
No, injuries...

She had mono this year?

I'll bet that you don't know how mono would affect her... so I'll just leave this thread, and admire your ignorance of tennis. Thanks.

skanky~skanketta
Sep 29th, 2003, 02:59 AM
I Dont Think Jen Is The Tanking Type.

bello
Sep 29th, 2003, 07:33 AM
if she is there she wont tank, if WTA forced her to play and she is unhealthy then they are f**cked!! You'd hope she would cop a fine or make a case out of it if she wasnt fit to play..GO JEN! take the title