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ns_Henin
Jan 11th, 2006, 09:31 AM
WTA could held a tournament in 10 days for an average tournament. The organizers have to start the tournament in monday and end at wednesday of the 2nd week. After the tournament, players still have 4 days before next tournament started. Divide the draw so the upper half play on the 1st day and the bottom half play on the second day, and so on. Players will have more time to rest. I think no need to change other tournaments' schedule (Fed cup stays 1 week, GS stays 2 weeks and Championship stays 1 week)
If the season start at January and end at November, they (WTA) have 44 weeks in a season. It means they can held 4 GS + 16 tournaments (can be more than 30 if 2 or 3 tournaments held on the same weeks) + 1 Season Ending Championship + 3 weeks for Fed Cup.

Erika_Angel
Jan 11th, 2006, 09:37 AM
That is too little tournaments for the WTA though especially with all the tournaments they have currently.
More tournaments = More Money, and that's all they care about.
Also if a player loses in the first round of a tournament wouldn't they have to wait for like another 2 weeks to play another match?

fnc
Jan 11th, 2006, 11:11 AM
That idea wont work since the final and semi finales probably draw the biggest crowds. And moving those from sat/sun to wed will harm ticket sales.

andrewbroad
Jan 15th, 2006, 03:53 PM
More tournaments = More Money, and that's all they care about.

:fiery:

Also if a player loses in the first round of a tournament wouldn't they have to wait for like another 2 weeks to play another match?

I suggest that Tier III/IV tournaments could still be one week each.

That idea wont work since the final and semi finales probably draw the biggest crowds. And moving those from sat/sun to wed will harm ticket sales.

Friday to Sunday week, then.

I also suggest that if the Tier I/II tournaments would be played over two weeks, they should have 64-player draws with no byes, played over 12 days. Or even 96-player draws à la Indian Wells and Miami.

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