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TeamUSA#1
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:25 PM
What do you think are the Pros and Cons of the Round Robin format used at the YEC?

For me....

PROS: fans get to see more marque matches; a player can lose the 1st match and still have a chance to win

CONS: Players doent get easier "early" rounds to get their game up to "A" level producing some lopsided results you usually dont see (ex... Petrova crushing Momo 2&2 today);you can get a semi-finalist from a group who has only won 1 of their RR matches; only 8 players get in where 16 used to get in before

frenchie
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:29 PM
I prefered the 16 players format!!

So Nastya could have qualified in 2005 and 2006....

goldenlox
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:30 PM
They tried it with 16, but there aren't 16 players on the same level.
At least here, 4 or 5 of them have a real chance to win the title.
No reason to have another 8

GoDominique
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:30 PM
PROS: Everything.

CONS: Nothing.

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:32 PM
PROS: Everything.

CONS: Nothing.

only con is if a player withdraws mid-match which could mess everything up :o

TeamUSA#1
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:36 PM
only con is if a player withdraws mid-match which could mess everything up :o

Good point!

Andrew..
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:36 PM
I prefered the 16 players format!!

So Nastya could have qualified in 2005 and 2006....
She wouldn't have qualified this year.

GoDominique
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:37 PM
I prefered the 16 players format!!

So Nastya could have qualified in 2005 and 2006....
You just gave a good example of why RR is better. :)

frenchie
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:37 PM
She wouldn't have qualified this year.

she's 16:p

Andrew..
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:39 PM
she's 16:p
She's 18 in the RACE.

frenchie
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:41 PM
She's 18 in the RACE.

why is she ranked 16 then??
Did Bartoli played challengers or what??:confused:

GoDominique
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:42 PM
why is she ranked 16 then??
Did Bartoli played challengers or what??:confused:
No, but 31 tournaments.

goldenlox
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:42 PM
Maybe having young players here like Anna C, Ana I and Nicole would be interesting.
But they all get a fair chance to get here next year.
So does Anastasia

new-york
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:44 PM
look at the YEC doubles.:o

we need rr.

frenchie
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:45 PM
No, but 31 tournaments.

Nastya is 18 with only a half season:worship:
she just stopped playing after Wimbledon:rolleyes:

Anyway I think a 16 format is better!
No more "no-match" like Sharapova last year against Petrova:rolleyes:

GoDominique
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:47 PM
Nastya is 18 with only a half season:worship:
she just stopped playing after Wimbledon:rolleyes:

Anyway I think a 16 format is better!
No more "no-match" like Sharapova last year against Petrova:rolleyes:
That's not the fault of RR, that's the fault of the WTA.

Jakeev
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:51 PM
Obviously the biggest pro is that all the top players are going to be facing each other with the hope of close matches.

But I still feel that 9-16 are being slighted considering it was a 16-player draw for so many years.

There are a lot of exciting, dangerous players in that group not invited to Madrid. I just feel they are missing out on an experience that many players got to have in years past.