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serenafan08
Oct 30th, 2009, 12:57 AM
I think it should go back to the USA. This is how I feel: The ATP and WTA season-ending tournaments should switch between New York and LA like the Toronto/Montreal tournaments. The women should be in LA one year and the men in NYC, then next year the men in LA and the women in NYC. I think that would be great for both cities. The crowds here help the tennis because it creates an electricity. The crowd in Doha is so dead and reserved that it's really bringing the level of play down. Your thoughts?

youizahoe
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:02 AM
It should be in Europe. USA has enough tournaments. I should say, it needs to go to Asia, to devide more equality, but that would be even more annoying with the time difference :lol:

Uranium
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:02 AM
New York City please.

new-york
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:04 AM
New York City please.

:inlove:

Pretty please.

LightWarrior
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Paris or London. I can't believe it will be in Istanbul in 2011.

youizahoe
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Istanbul is fine, it's a cheap city and I'll so be there :D

Привет
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:07 AM
Anywhere where they'll actually give a shit, but not the United States. USA have enough tournaments already (and important tournaments at that), and it was there for so many years.

#1Davenport
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:08 AM
Madison Square Garden please!

Philip
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:09 AM
Back to MSG please. It was perfect there.

kris719
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:09 AM
New York, London, Paris? No. It can't be somewhere that already has a slam.

And LA? well we saw how that went. the tourney had to be moved down south cause nobody went to it.

itzhak
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:09 AM
Paris in-doors

serenafan08
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:10 AM
Please don't think that I'm trying to hate on the culture of the Middle East - that's not my intention at all. I love the fact that tennis is expanding into new parts of the world, but I'm worried that the entertainment and quality of the game is getting lost in the business end of it all. People don't realize how much crowds play a role in a tennis tournament. They add energy and life; the players respond to the energy the crowd gives them.

LightWarrior
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:11 AM
New York, London, Paris? No. It can't be somewhere that already has a slam.


The men's have their YEC in London this year, so...

MBM
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Liverpool please...

but I actually loved it in Madrid! Can't beat MSG tho

Dawson.
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:13 AM
I just want it to follow the so called "roadmap" and be held in a place that actually makes sense. Right now, the "roadmap" is: outdoor Asia > indoor Europe > outdoor Middle East.

I would prefer the European indoor season to be extended the way it was a few years ago and have the YEC in a major european city each year - London, Paris, Madrid etc

kris719
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:13 AM
The men's have their YEC in London this year, so...

lol I wasn't saying it;s physically impossible I just think it shouldn't be.

Adrian1092
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:19 AM
I think somewhere in Ireland would be a good idea :p Maybe Cork?

Dodoboy.
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Compton

Ferg
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:20 AM
I think somewhere in Ireland would be a good idea :p Maybe Cork?

I second this!

Dave.
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:24 AM
MSG for me is the all-time best location for it. It was there for so many years, always with great crowds and an electric atmosphere. It was everything the YEC should be. If they were to move it back to the US, that would be the only place I'd be happy with. LA was almost as bad as Doha in terms of people turning up.


I would like it to be held in Europe, indoors, and bring back all the other European indoor tournaments. Madrid was nice. I'd LOVE it to be held say the week before the ATP's one here in London. Interesting to see how the ATP one will work out (I'm going!), and I KNOW people will turn up, and would turn up for the WTA one too.

Hugh.
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:24 AM
London. At the O2, just like the ATP...would be epic.

Or maybe somewhere else in Europe, Paris or Madrid would do nicely.

Adrian1092
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:26 AM
I second this!

:lol: Are you from Cork too? :eek:

PLP
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Zurich or Moscow.

I LOVED it at MSG, but as others have pointed out, maybe not in a city where there is already a GS...

LightWarrior
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:29 AM
I think somewhere in Ireland would be a good idea :p Maybe Cork?

Or Donegal, or a cliff.

slamchamp
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:31 AM
in southamerica:angel: it's not a city but whatever

Justin SW
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:33 AM
Montreal or MSG :p

Adrian1092
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:34 AM
Or Donegal, or a cliff.

:lol: Donegal smells :p
We do have towns here you know, even phones, THE INTERNET :eek: and cars ;)

LightWarrior
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:41 AM
:lol: Donegal smells :p
We do have towns here you know, even phones, THE INTERNET :eek: and cars ;)

Oh I wasn't kidding. I love Ireland, Donegal, the pubs, the landscape, the cliffs, the people. Yes I do !

Adrian1092
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:57 AM
Oh I wasn't kidding. I love Ireland, Donegal, the pubs, the landscape, the cliffs, the people. Yes I do !

Youve gotta be kidding me! This is the worst country ever for a teenager to grow up :o France on the other hand is bliss :hearts:

LightWarrior
Oct 30th, 2009, 01:59 AM
Youve gotta be kidding me! This is the worst country ever for a teenager to grow up :o France on the other hand is bliss :hearts:

I didn't grow up in Ireland, I'm French. But I love Donegal. My first trip abroad when I was a child.

MBM
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:00 AM
i like the idea of it being somewhere different each year

Mikey B
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:19 AM
madrid was great.. great yec both years and great crowds.... they should be in europe. i would like to see them in london, but with no brits im not sure how they would sell the o2 for wta!!! go back to madrid...

Sombrerero loco
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:22 AM
madrid, because I live there and there were two great YEC

KournikovaFan91
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:22 AM
Dublin :p

Las Vegas
London
Mexico City
Caracas
Quito
La Paz
Havana
Managua
Panama City
Hanoi

Also it must alternate I hate the fact we have Doha now for 2 years and then Istanbul for 3 more :rolleyes:

LightWarrior
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:23 AM
The Falkands Islands.

serenafan08
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:27 AM
I think Madrid, London or Rome would be good European choices.

Yorker
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:32 AM
paris, the place where they hold the mens masters.

~{X}~
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:33 AM
New York City, where it was the best and often most attended. :)

gc-spurs
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:42 AM
...Auckland :D As a favour to me from the WTA :cool:

The Kaz
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:54 AM
Bermuda :angel: :lol:

Rollo
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:49 AM
As long as it is indoors the city is secondary. Having another hard court event is more of the same, same boring snoring stuff we see too much of on tour.

Faster surfaces such as grass and indoor carpet would encourage coming to net and variety.

In The Zone
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:52 AM
I think giving it to Moscow would be a nice gift considering the WTA destroyed its event.

I would love to see it in NYC again, though. Nothing compares to NYC YEC's. A European Indoor season with Philadelphia the week before NYC and voila, a perfect indoor season. :( Before Larry Scott ruined it.

tennisfan5
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:53 AM
MSG, because there will actually be fans there. They better bring it back in 2014.

darrinbaker00
Oct 30th, 2009, 05:34 AM
I'm all in favor of permanently returning it to the site where it was held in 1978. :yeah:

Njay16
Oct 30th, 2009, 06:46 AM
I really loved it in Madrid. Great crowds and great atmosphere.


I think it would be nice if the top 8 singles and top 4 doubles team qualified from the previous year could get together and vote for where they would want it played. Kind of as a small reward, for being able to qualify for the championships.

LudwigDvorak
Oct 30th, 2009, 06:47 AM
Columbia, South Carolina.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 30th, 2009, 06:48 AM
NYC ( MSG :hearts: )

2nd choice: Tokyo, Japan

Pasta-Na
Oct 30th, 2009, 07:08 AM
hong kong :p

Koon
Oct 30th, 2009, 07:10 AM
Dubai or Beijing China :)

Lin Lin
Oct 30th, 2009, 07:12 AM
Jinan,Qingdao,or Yantai:p

A Magicman
Oct 30th, 2009, 07:17 AM
NYC, Madison Square Garden.

That's the one and only home for the "Masters".

Caralenko
Oct 30th, 2009, 07:22 AM
Madrid :worship: Would be great. Loved how it was in 2006.

elenadrocks
Oct 30th, 2009, 08:09 AM
SINGAPORE!!!

for one of the more developed countries in the world, we don't have any wta or atp tournaments. I think singapore will be great, we have hosted the F1 night race with success and there alot of sports fans here.

Dexter
Oct 30th, 2009, 08:14 AM
St. Petersburg, I'd be so coming. :hearts:

Martian Jeza
Oct 30th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Brussels

Bijoux0021
Oct 30th, 2009, 08:20 AM
I think it should go back to the USA. This is how I feel: The ATP and WTA season-ending tournaments should switch between New York and LA like the Toronto/Montreal tournaments. The women should be in LA one year and the men in NYC, then next year the men in LA and the women in NYC. I think that would be great for both cities. The crowds here help the tennis because it creates an electricity. The crowd in Doha is so dead and reserved that it's really bringing the level of play down. Your thoughts?
What crowd? There has not been any crowd in Doha. The seats have been completely empty for all the matches.

They should bring it back to NYC. It should have been done years ago.

Navratil
Oct 30th, 2009, 08:28 AM
For 2010: A city in Belgium! Probably Antwerp.

When I went for the WTA tournament there a few years ago there was the best atmosphere I've ever seen at a tennis tournament. And with Kim, Justina & Yanina having a chance to qualify for YEC 2010 it would be great for the fans.

SELVEN
Oct 30th, 2009, 08:33 AM
hope? Of course my hometown:bounce:
but I think the USA/Westen Europe is better chioce:eek:

sweetpeas
Oct 30th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Back to the Garden!!!!!!!!!!!

saska77
Oct 30th, 2009, 08:45 AM
Bratislava :cool:

Alex03Maccy
Oct 30th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Bristol, England :D

pan
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:00 AM
The Garden was the best place to host this tournament!
But I want it back in Munich. There's only one WTA tournament left in Germany. :(

BlameSerena
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:09 AM
NYC or Miami.
Any place where the nightlife is vibrant is fine with me.

Lucas_Arg
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:09 AM
It should change every year, but not in a city where we already have a Slam.
Shangai, Rome, Berlin, Buenos Aires, San Pablo, Cape Town, Athens, Sydney, Moscow, Singapore would be great options and way better than Doha and Istambul together.

justine schnyder
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Madrid was great.
TBH I just want it to be in a city where tennis is popular..

Jekyll
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:29 AM
I was in Madrid YEC twice, and was awesome! It could be Barcelona too, which is a cool city :angel:

Golovinjured.
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Moscow
New York (MSG)
Tokyo
Sydney
Madrid

FrOzon
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:37 AM
For egoistic reasons I'd say it should be in Berlin (O2 World e.g.).
But maybe Stuttgart would be more realistic as they can draw a lot of tennis fans from the surroundings.

Iceland
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Agree about Germany. The crowd is quite supportive of all players especially kids.
No point into putting in back to USA since the end of year consists of an Asian and European tour.

Wouldn't mind Petersburg either :hearts:.

Rayyan
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:55 AM
singapore would be great....

van£ss
Oct 30th, 2009, 12:14 PM
Paris , Coubertin would be an awesome place for the YEC and it's a great stadium to get the place packed every single day ! Tennis events are always a success here

pesto
Oct 30th, 2009, 12:19 PM
Anywhere that can muster an enthusiastic crowd.

The emptiness of Doha is embarrassing. Tickets for the men's event here in London are a sell-out, and personally I'd love the women's event here too, but can see it would be fairer to hold it somewhere else.

Richie's
Oct 30th, 2009, 12:36 PM
1. Athens
2. Bratislava
3. Cape Town
4. Dubai
5. Greek Islands

Golovinjured.
Oct 30th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Slap-dab in the middle of London ....

Indoors at the Millenium Dome

http://www.historyoftheuniverse.com/images/millenium_dome.gif

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/04/other_sport_london0s_2012_olympic_bid_pictures/img/8.jpg

That would be a fucking insane atmosphere. I'm sold.

vml
Oct 30th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Paris =} it's the most beautiful city in the world, the crowd is always passionate (not in the best way everytime but whatever)and it's where I live !

Princeza
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Paris , Coubertin would be an awesome place for the YEC and it's a great stadium to get the place packed every single day ! Tennis events are always a success here

Paris =} it's the most beautiful city in the world, the crowd is always passionate (not in the best way everytime but whatever)and it's where I live !

True :D

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:36 PM
I think somewhere in Ireland would be a good idea :p Maybe Cork?

do they still use horse and cart in Cork :devil:

sammy01
Oct 30th, 2009, 02:57 PM
do they still use horse and cart in Cork :devil:

no they have bikes now :p

i say give it a go in russia, lets see how that goes.

miffedmax
Oct 30th, 2009, 03:11 PM
I say have it in Big D. We haven't had decent tennis here in years.

Plus Lena could stay at my place. The kid can stay at his mom's for a week.

Or live beneath an underpass in a cardboard box. Or something.

Plus, I have a hairstylist friend who could fix her bangs.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Oct 30th, 2009, 03:12 PM
It should be in Europe. USA has enough tournaments.

Agreed. Basically anywhere but USA.

Ferg
Oct 30th, 2009, 03:26 PM
do they still use horse and cart in Cork :devil:

You're just jealous of our top of the range courts and facilities. :rolleyes:

http://www.orps.state.ny.us/assessor/manuals/vol7/part1/graphics/s4pg124.gif

sammy01
Oct 30th, 2009, 03:32 PM
You're just jealous of our top of the range courts and facilities. :rolleyes:

http://www.orps.state.ny.us/assessor/manuals/vol7/part1/graphics/s4pg124.gif

:worship: its looking better than doha already, plus same size crowd lol

hdfb
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Melbourne :inlove:

Dani12
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:13 PM
If I'm bias (like most people in this thread), Sydney.

If I'm using my noggin, Tokyo.

Ferg
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:20 PM
:worship: its looking better than doha already, plus same size crowd lol

That should be a compliment but then you think about Doha... :sobbing:

thegreendestiny
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:21 PM
Kathmandu. I've always wondered how players can cope up with high altitude. I think it's the best place for them to finish the season. To meditate, recharge their spirits and reflect on what happened in the season. :worship:
http://www.naerairtravels.com/images/Kathmandu%20valley%203.jpg

José Morgado
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:27 PM
Lisbon. Pavilhão Atlântico.

2Black
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Washington, DC - The capital of the world!!!

!Gio!
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Barcelona;):devil:

thegreendestiny
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Washington, DC - The capital of the world!!!

In your dreams... :help:

Vaidisova Ruled
Oct 30th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Coubertin is like the ugliest stadium I have ever seen. It doesn't even look like a stadium

Lacrish
Oct 30th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Hopfully Shanghai can hold this event like TMC before. :bounce:
Buenos Aires or Madrid would also be a good choice. :hearts:

gmak
Oct 30th, 2009, 06:05 PM
Maddison Square Garden hands down

esaily the best crowds and atmosphere

Acinolbaj
Oct 30th, 2009, 06:07 PM
St. Petersburg
Prague
Paris

vml
Oct 30th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Coubertin is like the ugliest stadium I have ever seen. It doesn't even look like a stadium

Agreed but it can be hold at, either, the POPB or the Palais des Sports !

Rex59
Oct 30th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Chicago, even though the city lacks a tennis facility. However, the house that Jordan built, the United Center, will suffice.

Jean-Henri
Oct 30th, 2009, 06:16 PM
Paris, baby !

London ... in a tent ... please no

How about Sydney, Jo'burg, Rio or other great cities where it can be played outdoors, and it doesn't host a major tournament already ?

danieln1
Oct 30th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Rio de Janeiro! :haha: :haha:

A dream would come true... but in New York was the best years, L.A was fine also

Joe.
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:03 PM
i think the venue should change every year :)

Joe.
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:07 PM
or brighton for the convenience :p

van£ss
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:11 PM
Coubertin is like the ugliest stadium I have ever seen. It doesn't even look like a stadium

Who cares about the beauty of it ? You're close to the court , there's no bad seat in the house , there's a warm feeling to that place :shrug: I just love watching sports event there !

espntennis
Oct 30th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Toronto. Downtown ACC

Elisse
Oct 31st, 2009, 02:47 AM
Definiatly not in the US...they have too many tournaments already and I was never too excited by the YEC when it was in America before :o

Personally, I would have liked it to stay in Madrid for a couple more years - the stadium was lovely, packed stands and great atmosphere :worship:

If not I would like to see it in London at the O2 Arena (same as ATP) the venue is lovely, it always has a great atmosphere at the O2, there is lots of resturants and bars so great for the fans - and they would have full stands :hearts:

sakya23
Oct 31st, 2009, 04:01 AM
Nyc

shap_half
Oct 31st, 2009, 04:14 AM
Maybe they can do something fun. Like holding it in the home country of whoever won it the previous year. Like Venus won it last year, so maybe they should have had it in the US this year. Though if say Azarenka had won it, I wonder who's gonna wanna have one of the biggest tour events in Belarus.

Scratch this.

I want it in MSG.

hellas719
Oct 31st, 2009, 04:31 AM
Well I'd say MSG, but NY already hosts a slam so the chances aren't that great :unsure:
November in Athens is still pretty hot. Nowhere near Doha, but good for outdoor tennis and even the beach sometimes. There is a great hard court facility in Athens at the Olympic Tennis Centre with a large centre court (8,000 seats). I don't know if the crowd would be crazy though :unsure:. Hopefully it will have an atmosphere like Daniilidou vs. Maleeva in Athens 2004 :worship:
And without bias:
-Belgrade
-Moscow
-Milan
-Somewhere in Germany
-Chicago

hellas719
Oct 31st, 2009, 04:32 AM
1. Athens
2. Bratislava
3. Cape Town
4. Dubai
5. Greek Islands


I second this :p

backslapu
Oct 31st, 2009, 05:45 AM
- Dubai hardcourts
- Italy hardcourts
- Paris Indoors

serenafan08
Oct 31st, 2009, 05:45 AM
Definiatly not in the US...they have too many tournaments already and I was never too excited by the YEC when it was in America before :o

Personally, I would have liked it to stay in Madrid for a couple more years - the stadium was lovely, packed stands and great atmosphere :worship:

If not I would like to see it in London at the O2 Arena (same as ATP) the venue is lovely, it always has a great atmosphere at the O2, there is lots of resturants and bars so great for the fans - and they would have full stands :hearts:

If I had to choose venues outside the US, these would be at the top. Justine and Maria played one of the best women's matches in the decade at Madrid...however Serena and Capriati played a barnburner in LA back in 2002, as did Serena/Mauresmo and Serena/Myskina in 2004 as well. Those are the only really exciting YEC matches outside of NYC that I can remember where the crowd and level of play was outstanding. Any body else remember any outside of MSG?

backslapu
Oct 31st, 2009, 05:49 AM
If they want high attendance (money) i say Paris Indoors or London Indoors. if they want high attendance but not major stadiums, Italy, Spain. if they somewhere new (roadmap), i suggest Brazil, Mexico City, India

ewbangkok
Oct 31st, 2009, 05:51 AM
I think it should be:

- San Diego
- Bangkok
- London
- Rome

Julian.
Oct 31st, 2009, 05:59 AM
Perth!!!! The Burswood Dome for the Hopman Cup would be a perfect indoor arena for this event. and of course it would be perfect for me to attend!

SOA_MC
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:33 AM
Don't know if anyone has mention this but Monte Carlo would be pretty sweet

V's a star
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:51 AM
I like Doha but needs more attendance

2Black
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:54 AM
In your dreams... :help:

Hater :cool:

freeandlonely
Oct 31st, 2009, 08:21 AM
anyway, somewhere in Europe or USA

lilimi
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:08 AM
Istanbul sounds great but Paris Bercy would be great too.

The Kaz
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:14 AM
Perth!!!! The Burswood Dome for the Hopman Cup would be a perfect indoor arena for this event. and of course it would be perfect for me to attend!

OMG YES!!!!

The Burswood dome is amaze :inlove: I've been there during the hopman cup but did have time to watch any matches :sobbing:

And Perth love their Tennis, the atmosphere would be electric....like most Aussie tournaments :angel:

Sam L
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:23 AM
Madison Square Gardens, New York, where it was for so many years.

s_j
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:26 AM
London :)

A'DAM
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:49 AM
Amsterdam, so I will not have to travel,

Back to Madrid!

barboza
Nov 2nd, 2009, 04:32 AM
Back in LA where it belongs

KournikovaFan91
Nov 2nd, 2009, 03:25 PM
Back in LA where it belongs
LA already has a tournament. I believe YEC should be in new cities that don't have tournaments.


I agreed with the person who suggested Monte Carlo :hearts:

ireneteri
Nov 2nd, 2009, 05:27 PM
back to madrid

Craig.
Nov 2nd, 2009, 06:11 PM
Madrid.

Break My Rapture
Nov 2nd, 2009, 06:13 PM
Madrid !!

Ryan
Nov 2nd, 2009, 06:41 PM
It needs to wherever you can PACK a stadium. I don't care if its in the Philippines or MSG or Antarctica, as long as there are FANS in the SEATS. Thank you.

°°°VaMoS RaFa°°°
Nov 2nd, 2009, 06:50 PM
There are so many great cities to host the YEC.
LA
New York (MSG)
Madrid
Paris
Monte Carlo
Antwerp
...

I would be for a roudmap of this cities.

iGOAT
Nov 2nd, 2009, 10:42 PM
IMO people should stop bashing Istanbul because it could be really good.

Otherwise, Madrid was great, but now they have this big new tournament, so they shouldn't have both. NYC would be nice, but they have the US Open.

LA would definitely be good, maybe Moscow, like I said Istanbul. Maybe in Mexico City.

iGOAT
Nov 2nd, 2009, 10:43 PM
LA already has a tournament. I believe YEC should be in new cities that don't have tournaments.


I agreed with the person who suggested Monte Carlo :hearts:
No it doesn't.

Although I agree in should be in cities without tournaments. Maybe Chicago also? Or Milan.

serenafann
Nov 3rd, 2009, 01:46 AM
Back to New York and Madison Square Garden,that is where it belongs. I wish the WTA- head people in charge, wouldn't chase money so much and look for the best venue.

Horizon
Nov 3rd, 2009, 02:21 AM
As much as the ATP Masters in London is going to be amazing this year :hearts:

London already has Wimbledon. New York has a slam too, so no, pretty simple.

Moscow would be cool. There are enough succesful Russians to attract spectators and Moscow seems to have literally all the money in the world at the moment, it would build an amazing stadium. Seeing as their event was discontinued and Russia holds such a large proportion of the WTA top players, it seems fair.

V's a star
Nov 3rd, 2009, 02:49 AM
Athens is an amazing idea :hearts:

Uranium
Nov 3rd, 2009, 03:03 AM
LA already has a tournament. I believe YEC should be in new cities that don't have tournaments.


I agreed with the person who suggested Monte Carlo :hearts:
Not anymore.
Athens is an amazing idea :hearts:

Oh, I like that idea. I love the Olympic stadium.

Wiggly
Nov 3rd, 2009, 03:14 AM
Dublin, Lisboa, Sevilla, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Zurich, Marseille.

youizahoe
Nov 3rd, 2009, 03:27 AM
01. JAP - Tokyo (Ryōgoku Kokugikan, 14k capacity)
02. BEL - Antwerp (Sportpaleis, 14k capacity)
03. SWE - Stockholm (The Ericsson Globe, 14k capacity)
04. GBR - London (O2 Arena, 23k capacity)
05. BRA - Rio De Janeiro (HSBC Arena, 22k capacity)
06. RUS - Moscow (Megasport Arena, 14k capacity)
07. POR - Lisbon (Pavilhão Atlântico, 20k capacity)
08. ARG - Buenos Aires (Estadio Multipropósito Mary Terán de Weiss, 15k capacity)
09. CAN - Vancouver (General Motors Place, 19k capacity)
10. AUS - Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena, 17k capacity)

They should do these locations ^^

DragonFlame
Nov 3rd, 2009, 04:15 AM
I'd say move it back indoors for sure and rekindle the old indoor season, which was great.

Moscow, Antwerp or Athens would be perfect.

Preferably antwerp, you just know the tournament would be PACKED! Belgium is all about the woman's tennis, the stadium would be filled to the max. :hearts: I can hear the crowd right now, especially if kim and justine both qualify. I'd say 2011 antwerp YEC.

Justin
Nov 3rd, 2009, 04:18 AM
NYC at the Garden, of course. It never should have left there in any event.

Harvs
Nov 3rd, 2009, 04:19 AM
Madison Square Garden... it would actually fill a few seats... its embarassing in Doha

P_Fer
Nov 3rd, 2009, 04:23 AM
Toronto!

youizahoe
Nov 3rd, 2009, 01:18 PM
Madison Square Garden... it would actually fill a few seats... its embarassing in Doha

If they started the matches earlier, it would have been better to get a filled stadium at doha, but the religion doesn't permit that, and the religion doesn't permit them being longer in public than 11pm. And then you have the poverty of most people there, so the interest is quite low :p

Break My Rapture
Nov 3rd, 2009, 04:04 PM
I'd say move it back indoors for sure and rekindle the old indoor season, which was great.

Moscow, Antwerp or Athens would be perfect.

Preferably antwerp, you just know the tournament would be PACKED! Belgium is all about the woman's tennis, the stadium would be filled to the max. :hearts: I can hear the crowd right now, especially if kim and justine both qualify. I'd say 2011 antwerp YEC.
I totally agree with you :drool: But 2011 YEC is in Istanbul. :o :sobbing:

vw.
Nov 3rd, 2009, 04:23 PM
It's a stretch, but to put it somewhere in Canada WOULD merit lots of fan support and spectators, IMO. Toronto, or Montreal, either works. Actually, any city that has a NHL arena could be converted to a tennis court :lol:

but MSG. :hearts:

barboza
Nov 3rd, 2009, 04:33 PM
Canada? Boring.....

Mistress of Evil
Nov 3rd, 2009, 04:44 PM
Both Doha and Istanbul are embarassing places for the season-ending championships.I mean in these cities(countries) women are treated as second-hand.NYC is one of the best suggestions or somewhere in Europe - London/Paris but definitely Asia where tennis is not popular .

Feyd
Nov 3rd, 2009, 05:37 PM
Both Doha and Istanbul are embarassing places for the season-ending championships.I mean in these cities(countries) women are treated as second-hand.NYC is one of the best suggestions or somewhere in Europe - London/Paris but definitely Asia where tennis is not popular .

Obviously you have no idea about Istanbul.

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 3rd, 2009, 05:41 PM
Atlantis, a truly international city

Julian.
Nov 3rd, 2009, 05:42 PM
They should try Baghdad, Iraq.

Julian.
Nov 3rd, 2009, 05:47 PM
and btw, they should switch Bali and Doha because Bali>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Doha

Mistress of Evil
Nov 3rd, 2009, 05:52 PM
Obviously you have no idea about Istanbul.

Well, I am sorry if I have offended you in a way but I just gave my opinion.

BuTtErFrEnA
Nov 3rd, 2009, 07:01 PM
Atlantis, a truly international city

serena's the only one who can walk on water...unfair advantage

Talula
Nov 3rd, 2009, 07:04 PM
I think it should go back to the USA. This is how I feel: The ATP and WTA season-ending tournaments should switch between New York and LA like the Toronto/Montreal tournaments. The women should be in LA one year and the men in NYC, then next year the men in LA and the women in NYC. I think that would be great for both cities. The crowds here help the tennis because it creates an electricity. The crowd in Doha is so dead and reserved that it's really bringing the level of play down. Your thoughts?

A great topic!

I agree that the women should NOT be playing in Doha - the most awful place I have ever been to. I absolutely LOVED it when it was in NYC. But I heard that attendance was down when last played there - with Monica and Martina H in the final no less. However, it was attended even worse when moved to Germany (aagh!).

I still think that the USA is the most logical place for it. But I would also LOVE to see it here in London. We now have the mens:bounce:, and apart from Wimbledon and Eastbourne, little else for the women.

I don't see why it can't move around each year. I would love to see a big event in China or India, and if it were moved around each year it would draw in more interest from other places where tennis may not be such a big sport.

Talula
Nov 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Obviously you have no idea about Istanbul.

I adored Istanbul, and there is no comparison between one of the most important, culturally rich and historical cities on the planet which Istanbul is with Doha.

As I said in a previous post, moving the YECs around the globe would only help the sport - and would alleviate the ignorance of people who obviously have no idea of what some other cities are like.

Talula
Nov 3rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
Well, I am sorry if I have offended you in a way but I just gave my opinion.

But is your opinion based on having been there or just what you THINK it is like? Having been to both Doha and Istanbul, no one can compare the two. Istanbul is one of the most exceptional cities in the World with a history and culture beyond compare.

Mistress of Evil
Nov 3rd, 2009, 07:17 PM
Both Doha and Istanbul are embarassing places for the season-ending championships.I mean in these cities(countries) women are treated as second-hand.NYC is one of the best suggestions or somewhere in Europe - London/Paris but definitely Asia where tennis is not popular .



But is your opinion based on having been there or just what you THINK it is like? Having been to both Doha and Istanbul, no one can compare the two. Istanbul is one of the most exceptional cities in the World with a history and culture beyond compare.



I had in mind the country and the way women are treated there not the particular city or its history .

AndreConrad
Nov 3rd, 2009, 07:30 PM
I think it should be where the weather is still nice. It should switch between a few places for example It could be as follows: LA, Miami, Madrid, Istambul, Tokyo. I know those places have their own tournaments, but they also have the facilities and at this same time the weather is not too extreme there like for example in New York where I would like to see it, but it could be cold already.

Feyd
Nov 3rd, 2009, 07:31 PM
By the way, Istanbul YEC will be indoors hardcourt with %90 probability.

patricio
Nov 3rd, 2009, 08:16 PM
New York Madison Square Garden, its atmosphere and the sound of the ball could never be imitated. It had the feel of a Masters... I have nothing against Qatar but the YEC was very weak this year, it looks like a tier II tourney.

AsTrOnOtUs
Nov 3rd, 2009, 08:43 PM
Tehran would be by far the best city to hold the YEC. It would be amazing. I'm really surprised no one have mentioned it yet :shrug::confused:

Pheobo
Nov 3rd, 2009, 09:07 PM
Selfishly, I would want it to be in SF so I could go see it every year like I could in LA. However, I feel like the best place for it to be would be New York City or Miami considering that the attendance at American East coast tournaments are usually pretty good. Also, it would promote tennis in the States, which is very much needed right now. I just think it's silly to have a major women's tennis event in Doha, honestly and doesn't Europe have enough? :p China would be a good idea if they had a top player that could qualify, but since they don't it's still a little irrelevant.

Fantasy Hero
Nov 3rd, 2009, 09:52 PM
i guess it should be held in europe on carpet so that european indoor season will be back again :drool:
Vienna, Berlin or Zurich could be good places in my opinion, german countries are the best ones when you talk about organization and facilities :yeah:

Vanity Bonfire
Nov 3rd, 2009, 10:29 PM
Somewhere where people actually appreciate tennis, show up to the matches and create a great atmosphere. I'd just love to see it come away from countries which, okay, have a lot of money, but just absolutely no respect for sport. Or women, for that matter.

M&M
Nov 3rd, 2009, 10:34 PM
MSG NYC! and in the final best of five again plz!

Wiggly
Nov 3rd, 2009, 11:16 PM
Canada? Boring.....

Montreal's tournament is the most attended ever and night matches are almost as exciting as the US Open classics. The crowd gets wiiiiiild.

It would be a bigger success than any North American city but NYC.

delicatecutter
Nov 4th, 2009, 12:03 AM
How about Jerusalem or Tel Aviv so we don't have to worry about Shahar being given a visa?

youizahoe
Nov 4th, 2009, 12:47 AM
Both Doha and Istanbul are embarassing places for the season-ending championships.I mean in these cities(countries) women are treated as second-hand.NYC is one of the best suggestions or somewhere in Europe - London/Paris but definitely Asia where tennis is not popular .

Sorry to say but people are way better off in Turkey than the country flag your profile is carrying :lol:.

Steadyniacki
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:46 AM
I actually agree about doha. It is an up and tising city with the money and facilities to cater with this event, furthermore the people in the middle east rarely get a chance to enjoy tennis.

pav
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:03 AM
Eketahuna

Mistress of Evil
Nov 4th, 2009, 08:51 AM
Sorry to say but people are way better off in Turkey than the country flag your profile is carrying :lol:.

If you say so.

AlwaysGraf
Nov 4th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Youve gotta be kidding me! This is the worst country ever for a teenager to grow up :o France on the other hand is bliss :hearts:


I'm from Ireland, and I grew up in the middle of nowhere, and as a teen felt the exact same. Now I'm slightly older (i'm 26) I've learnt to appreciate what a wonderful and beautiful country we belong to.Hopefully you will too :) If the season ending championships came to dublin then I think I would die!

I went to the one in Madrid, actually both years and it is a fantastic place (added to that justine won both so i was well chuffed). It should come back to europe, I'm just not interested when it's way out in asia. I'm sorry

Adrian.
Nov 4th, 2009, 01:47 PM
Bali:rocker2:

bavaria86
Nov 4th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Munich:worship:

Beat
Nov 4th, 2009, 01:50 PM
back to madrid!

phelbyn
Nov 4th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Anywhere where they'll actually give a shit, but not the United States. USA have enough tournaments already (and important tournaments at that), and it was there for so many years.

Definitely not in the US. No offense to anyone, but the majority of qualifiers for the YEC are from Europe. Fan support would increase attendance. I think any big city in Europe would be great: Madrid or Prague for example. The middle-east is growing great too and they certainly have the finances: Doha, Dubai, Istanbul... all good cities.

ZODIAC
Nov 4th, 2009, 02:23 PM
Rio de Janiero

Bartosh
Nov 4th, 2009, 02:30 PM
London or New York.

archie4
Nov 4th, 2009, 02:34 PM
I agree with those of you who've said that the YEC should be in a city that does not already host a Grand Slam tournament. I don't mean to slam Madison Square Garden or the O2 (which have or will undoubtedly put on good events), but it seems right to "spread the wealth."

In my mind, the YEC should be played on indoor hardcourts (probably in Europe) or indoors/outdoors in the Southern Hemisphere (or near the equator). Istanbul may very well be a good venue for the YEC--we have no idea what it will be like. Zurich hosted a great indoor event for years, and I'm sure they could host a good YEC too. The YEC could also be a great way to get into South Africa, Brazil, etc.--these could be indoor or outdoor events (hardcourts, of course)

I do like the idea of moving the YEC every 3/4 years--keep doing this to give more cities a chance to host!

tonybotz
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:18 PM
the YEC at MSG drew a different crowd than the open. the open has people from all over the country/world come to Queens to see the tennis. MSG is in Manhattan and draws the real new yorkers who love tennis. the greatest players in the world deserve the greatest city in the world.

"In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
Theres nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new,
The lights will inspire you,
Lets here it for New York, New York, New York"

ZODIAC
Nov 4th, 2009, 08:47 PM
New York is not a good idea,the fans there are so disrespectful.The Open is enough for us fans...maybe in a country like Denmark in Copenhagen

drgray
Nov 4th, 2009, 09:39 PM
NYC. Back to the Garden. honestly, no offense to anyone, but people don't really tend to give a shit if it's not in a destination easily accessible, or one seen as desirable, to visit. Putting it in Doha was a huge mistake for the sport, maybe not financially for the WTA, but for the popularity and TV viewing. When the YEC's were at the Garden, it was always packed. Almost nobody shows up to Spain or Doha for it. Big mistake WTA.

tonybotz
Nov 4th, 2009, 10:23 PM
sorry but the fans are a helluva lot more disrespectful at Roland Garros and even Wimbledon lately (the Ivanovic incident) than in NYC. The Garden draws the real fans, and the championship actually mattered when it was at MSG.

the jamierbelyea
Nov 5th, 2009, 12:51 AM
I think it should be the hometown / country of the player who won the YEC the previous year. :)

DaniMasha3
Nov 5th, 2009, 01:41 AM
LA or New York or maybe london