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spiceboy
Jul 7th, 2010, 10:06 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/javaImages/bb/84/0,,12781~8881339,00.jpg

Swedish singer Erik Saade entertained the crowd during the tournament's opening ceremony.

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Aravane Rezai, Flavia Pennetta and Gisela Dulko at the opening ceremony ribbon cutting.

Josh.
Jul 7th, 2010, 10:13 AM
:bowdown:

edificio
Jul 7th, 2010, 10:17 AM
But the crowd is so small and on such beautifully sunny days in Bastad, too.

Daniel K
Jul 7th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Wow! Yes please.

Mattographer
Jul 7th, 2010, 10:26 AM
:bowdown:

JustPetko
Jul 7th, 2010, 10:31 AM
Dulgheru do not agree :haha: .

toby345
Jul 7th, 2010, 11:09 AM
The crowd was there for Eric, not for Womens' tennis :D

TeamUla
Jul 7th, 2010, 11:11 AM
Hell, no! :lol:
Replace Warsaw with Sopot which is much more of a tennis town and holiday resort. Even much more crowds guaranted than in Bastad. However, the centre court in Warsaw is much bigger than in Bastad so there were as many people as in Bastad on the stand even though the impression was different. :) Another argument - it's not guaranted that so many people would come to Bastad in May as the town is a holiday destination and most of people are there on their vacation - not for tennis I think. :) They wouldn't come to Bastad in May just for a tennis tournament.

Valanga
Jul 7th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Dulgheru disagrees.

LCS
Jul 7th, 2010, 11:25 AM
Yeah dump Warsaw already.

Nicolas
Jul 7th, 2010, 11:27 AM
Replace Warsaw just because of an unknown local singer? :lol:

Kovalchuk
Jul 7th, 2010, 11:47 AM
then they'll have to move ATP Bastad away from summer season, unlikely

AdeyC
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Rather them bring Brighton back :)

Imperfect Angel
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:41 PM
The attendance seems miles better than those certain so-called Premier/Premier Mandatory events.

serenus_2k8
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:43 PM
They should stick an event in the UK post-Wimbledon. Better :yeah:

njnetswill
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:22 PM
San Diego doesn't hold that many people either but it's still one of the best tournaments :shrug:

Aravanecaravan
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:37 PM
I like the sound of the seagulls on the livestream....

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 7th, 2010, 03:59 PM
Bastad is a great venue. but i dont think mid-May would be good up there.
it always wins the best tourn for ATP 250 series year after year.