View Full Version : Can WTA do itself a favour and replace Warsaw for Bastad?

Jul 7th, 2010, 11:06 AM

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


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

Jul 7th, 2010, 11:13 AM

Jul 7th, 2010, 11:17 AM
But the crowd is so small and on such beautifully sunny days in Bastad, too.

Daniel K
Jul 7th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Wow! Yes please.

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 7th, 2010, 11:26 AM

Jul 7th, 2010, 11:31 AM
Dulgheru do not agree :haha: .

Jul 7th, 2010, 12:09 PM
The crowd was there for Eric, not for Womens' tennis :D

Caipirinha Guy
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:11 PM
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.

Jul 7th, 2010, 12:23 PM
Dulgheru disagrees.

Jul 7th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Yeah dump Warsaw already.

Jul 7th, 2010, 12:27 PM
Replace Warsaw just because of an unknown local singer? :lol:

Jul 7th, 2010, 12:47 PM
then they'll have to move ATP Bastad away from summer season, unlikely

Jul 7th, 2010, 01:22 PM
Rather them bring Brighton back :)

Jul 7th, 2010, 01:41 PM
The attendance seems miles better than those certain so-called Premier/Premier Mandatory events.

Jul 7th, 2010, 01:43 PM
They should stick an event in the UK post-Wimbledon. Better :yeah:

Jul 7th, 2010, 03:22 PM
San Diego doesn't hold that many people either but it's still one of the best tournaments :shrug:

Jul 7th, 2010, 03:37 PM
I like the sound of the seagulls on the livestream....

Jul 7th, 2010, 04:59 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.