Melanie Oudin gets a LL spot. Plays Sloane Stephens in R1!
Jul 18th, 2012, 05:36 AM
Wow,..I just realized this tournament has gone totally to the crapper. When I went here in 06 it was a Tier I - 1.4 mil with a main draw of 64. Even a Tier 2 in Carson has a draw of 64.
So this year Mecury Ins open is more like a Tier 3 with only 32. I was wondering why the OOP for tomorrow only has 4 singles matches in the day all in one stadium which means if you buy grandstand you see nothing. I always enjoyed going to the 1st or 2nd day and seeing mulitple matches in the outside courts and getting close and personal with the players. I would much prefer to watch a match in the outer courts with players outside the top 20 when you're immersed in the action then sitting up in nowhere so far from the action it's worse than seeing it on TV. Like I said I live only 8 miles from La costa and was planning on going tue or wed but only 4 singles matches in the big stadium..NO thank you.