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SAISAI-GOAT
Feb 20th, 2012, 04:39 PM
these are two of the biggest tournaments on the SEWTA calendar ... Doha as a Premier 5 and Dubai as a Premier with the prize money of a Premier 5

but somehow I am not very excited by these tournaments at all :sobbing:

the absense of Serena, Kim, Na and Venus (who may all retire by 2013)
the absense of Petra and Maria (who won't ever play a heavy schedule)
the absense of Petko (a player with personality)
the uselessness of Golden Flowers Jie and Shuai (struggling with injury)

leaves Vika to dominate the tour like a GOAT
Aga winning early rounds easily but then failing against injured Vika
Sam 3/5 of the way to completing the Stosur P5 slam (losing in the final of all 5 P5)
and our Princess Karolina struggling to win matches

no matter how the SEWTA tries to spin it, this does not look good for the future of the SEWTA :help:

Nicolás89
Feb 20th, 2012, 04:44 PM
I like it more this way, so no.

Siderophyre
Feb 20th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Hey it ain't all bad. I thought there were lots of good, competitive 3-set matches in Doha this year. I happily watched hours of coverage last week.

We have to get used to the absence of Serena, Venus and Kim - let's face it. The real shame is that Kvitova hasn't played - that's the real loss.

AliceMariaRenka
Feb 20th, 2012, 04:57 PM
What's wrong with them? Ive enjoyed all of Qatar and am enjoying today's Dubai!

You're moaning about absent players which happens at most tournaments! The truth is those players that only play now and then are pretty much irrelevant now and should retire. If that means you lose interest in the Tour then in some ways that's natural as old fans fade with the old players and new fans take interest with the new players. I mean while I like Kim, Serena and Venus they arent why I became so interested in the Tour and I don't really miss the fact they never play.

tejmeglekvár
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:00 PM
na-mug is jelly. :hug:

Roookie
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:01 PM
I just realized Doha is a Premier 5 this season :eek:

Mynarco
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:02 PM
better than Beijing :tape:

madmax
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:03 PM
what is SEWTA?:unsure:

flareon
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:14 PM
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TheBoiledEgg
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:16 PM
its only cos he's missing Na Mug
and Zheng lost in Q :oh:

Jimmie48
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:16 PM
For the love of god, drop the SEWTA shit, that's not the name of the tour anymore.

dsanders06
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:21 PM
I just realized Doha is a Premier 5 this season :eek:

:spit:

Break My Rapture
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:28 PM
I like Dubai, Doha is pretty dull.

Both of them pwn Beijing though. :oh:

SAISAI-GOAT
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:30 PM
For the love of god, drop the SEWTA shit, that's not the name of the tour anymore.

why don't you tell the SEWTA that :rolleyes:

on their website this is the link for this week's Dubai draw

http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2012/718/MDS.pdf

SAISAI-GOAT
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:31 PM
I like Dubai, Doha is pretty dull.

Both of them pwn Beijing though. :oh:

better than Beijing :tape:

Beijing was much better with Na, Petra, Jie, Petko and pre-tournament fave Yue Yue in the main draw

Invisible Fan
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:32 PM
No one cares about Zheng and Peng :o

Kasey
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:43 PM
Doha>Dubai>......Copenhagen>Beijing

goldenlox
Feb 20th, 2012, 05:44 PM
I would guess as Kim, Serena, Venus leave, younger players who are teens now will move up.

The group of Vika, Caro, Petra, Aga will probably be a big part of the next 5 years. Just write down titles they're holding. Its a long list.
If you dont want to watch them, it'll be boring for you

SAISAI-GOAT
Feb 20th, 2012, 06:13 PM
I would guess as Kim, Serena, Venus leave, younger players who are teens now will move up.

The group of Vika, Caro, Petra, Aga will probably be a big part of the next 5 years. Just write down titles they're holding. Its a long list.
If you dont want to watch them, it'll be boring for you

yes they are holding all the major titles of the SEWTA except for RG and USO and Toronto and Rome :rolleyes:

Matt01
Feb 20th, 2012, 06:53 PM
these are two of the biggest tournaments on the SEWTA calendar ... Doha as a Premier 5 and Dubai as a Premier with the prize money of a Premier 5

but somehow I am not very excited by these tournaments at all :sobbing:

the absense of Serena, Kim, Na and Venus (who may all retire by 2013)
the absense of Petra and Maria (who won't ever play a heavy schedule)
the absense of Petko (a player with personality)
the uselessness of Golden Flowers Jie and Shuai (struggling with injury)

leaves Vika to dominate the tour like a GOAT
Aga winning early rounds easily but then failing against injured Vika
Sam 3/5 of the way to completing the Stosur P5 slam (losing in the final of all 5 P5)
and our Princess Karolina struggling to win matches

no matter how the SEWTA tries to spin it, this does not look good for the future of the SEWTA :help:


:spit:

Na-Mug :hug:

Excelscior
Feb 20th, 2012, 07:53 PM
Doha>Dubai>......Copenhagen>Beijing

:haha: :lol: :haha:

danieln1
Feb 20th, 2012, 08:01 PM
Na is hugely missed....

But her losing 4 match points is not missed at all :o

It was good but it could be much better

edificio
Feb 20th, 2012, 08:20 PM
There is no SEWTA in 2013. There will be no SEWTA in 2012. There was no SEWTA in 2011 either.

why don't you tell the SEWTA that :rolleyes:

on their website this is the link for this week's Dubai draw

http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2012/718/MDS.pdf

That is an old link that they just have not changed. If you don't want to believe the WTA's own statements about the relationship between the WTA and Sony Ericsson not being a name relationship, then clearly you want to live in a world of delusion.

Linguae^
Feb 20th, 2012, 08:26 PM
what is SEWTA?:unsure:

A joke.

M.S.F
Feb 20th, 2012, 08:26 PM
what is SEWTA?:unsure:

Sounds like a virus.

SwingVolley93
Feb 20th, 2012, 08:29 PM
And I thought I made shitty thread. :tape:

Jane Lane
Feb 20th, 2012, 09:25 PM
Doha > Dubai > ......Copenhagen > 25K Rabat, Morocco >>>>>>>>>>> Beijing

Fixed.

I for one enjoy the Tour much more when Serena, Venus and Kim aren't around.

Kasey
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:39 PM
^thanks, totally forgot about ITF :lol: