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Royals.
Dec 1st, 2012, 10:39 AM
My favourites are Indian Wells and Miami, gorgeous locations and atmosphere. :)

MK Ultra
Dec 1st, 2012, 10:40 AM
Monte Carlo.

Royals.
Dec 1st, 2012, 11:01 AM
Monte Carlo is also beautiful :)

Kerbicz
Dec 1st, 2012, 11:35 AM
Not a long time ago I posted to this thread; I backed IW, Queen's Club and Monte Carlo. Why was my post removed?

JoPova
Dec 1st, 2012, 11:41 AM
Indian Wells. I love Rome too.

Royals.
Dec 1st, 2012, 11:43 AM
Not a long time ago I posted to this thread; I backed IW, Queen's Club and Monte Carlo. Why was my post removed?

Your post wasn't removed, I deleted that other thread because I accidentally double posted the same thread. Thank you for posting again! :)

Queen_Vee_92
Dec 1st, 2012, 11:47 AM
In terms of location and scenery then Monte Carlo takes some beating, Miami is also nice, as is Acapulco and Rome.

Stadium wise, idk there's something about Dubai that i quite like, think it's designed really well. And then Beijing is quite cool as well i guess.

Julian.
Dec 1st, 2012, 04:24 PM
Beijing. I've been there. All the stadiums and facilities are grand slam material.

Mynarco
Dec 1st, 2012, 05:18 PM
Rome's Pietrangeli. AWESOME.

Israel
Dec 1st, 2012, 05:27 PM
Rome but GS courts are better looking in general...

Monzanator
Dec 1st, 2012, 05:50 PM
Amelia Island.

GOATdin0931
Dec 1st, 2012, 06:19 PM
Miami is beautiful :D

crazillo
Dec 1st, 2012, 06:20 PM
Rome's Pietrangeli. AWESOME.

This. And I really like Montreal's courts.
Stuttgart Arena is pretty cool, too.

Mr.Sharapova
Dec 1st, 2012, 06:38 PM
Rome. Beautiful venues all around :yeah:.

LightWarrior
Dec 1st, 2012, 06:52 PM
Beijing. I've been there. All the stadiums and facilities are grand slam material.

GS material with no soul. Just the opposite of Wimbledon Centre Court for instance.;)

Monte Carlo . what a scenery !- and Queen's Club -how more classy can you be?- top the list.
I also like :
Miami - great location and great stadium, not too big, perfect shape, love the purple courts
Amelia Island - it is -was- like a tournanment in a tropical forest.
Eastbourne. love the seaguls and the old buildings...
Rome. not so much the stadium as the whole tournament complex.

Craig.
Dec 1st, 2012, 07:13 PM
Montreal :inlove:

AdeyC
Dec 1st, 2012, 07:17 PM
Montreal is great

croat123
Dec 1st, 2012, 07:28 PM
wta bol used to be great http://www.hotelelaphusabrac.com/EasyEdit/UserFiles/Fotogalerija/Home/tenis-centar-bol_640_426.jpeg

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 1st, 2012, 07:46 PM
Indian Wells complex is best outside slams by a long long way.

Vaidisova
Dec 1st, 2012, 07:52 PM
Indian Wells

Harry.
Dec 1st, 2012, 08:13 PM
Rome's Pietrangeli. AWESOME.

This. It's probably the most beautiful and unique stadium court on tour. I love the centre court in Montreal too.

LightWarrior
Dec 1st, 2012, 08:18 PM
Indian Wells

It's not "the bigger the better". :rolleyes: I guess you must hate Queen's Club. lol

djb84xi
Dec 1st, 2012, 09:08 PM
Even though it doesn't host a WTA event, I think Monte Carlo has the most beautiful venue in all of tennis. The look and location are absolutely priceless. If I had a 2nd pick, it would be the AELTC. They do a hell of a job making Wimbledon look it's absolute best every year.

Royals.
Dec 1st, 2012, 09:12 PM
Indian Wells complex is best outside slams by a long long way.

Agreed. :)

Leo St
Dec 1st, 2012, 09:39 PM
i came here looking for the rome option

Royals.
Dec 1st, 2012, 09:54 PM
i came here looking for the rome option

That's why i had the option for "Others". So you just had to to state you liked Rome. Simple. :)

doktor
Dec 1st, 2012, 10:33 PM
Foro Italico has this in the bag.

somethingkinda
Dec 2nd, 2012, 04:10 AM
Rome, Brisbane, Miami, and Montreal but this is a horribly done poll. Four options plus one "others"?! And Madrid is hideous, it shouldn't even be an option.

Uranium
Dec 2nd, 2012, 04:12 AM
Dubai is my favorite.

Sisyphus
Dec 2nd, 2012, 04:43 AM
Rome.

Shivank17
Dec 2nd, 2012, 06:03 AM
Monte-Carlo, Rome, Miami and I also kinda like Beijing.

coolfish1103
Dec 2nd, 2012, 06:19 AM
Roma

Drake1980
Dec 2nd, 2012, 06:23 AM
Quebec City and Eastbourne :hearts:

vswfan
Dec 2nd, 2012, 07:50 AM
Did some research for all the mandatory and P5 tournaments:

Indian Wells
http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/venue/~/media/D5DE749DA136437DA37D4F3E91F1E247.ashx?w=464&h=208&as=1
http://tennisaddict.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/bnp_paribas_open_stadium.jpg

Miami
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/gallery_images/photos/000/327/391/GYI0060055369_crop_450x500.jpg?1270765903
http://photos.wildjunket.com/North-America/Florida/Miami-1/i-N4JWZSG/0/L/2012-08-31%20at%2020-56-36-L.jpg

Madrid
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3109/4599076508_d0338f3274_z.jpg
http://nimg.sulekha.com/others/original700/spain-madrid-open-tennis-2009-5-9-14-20-33.jpg

Beijing
National Tennis Stadium
http://cdn.architectism.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Diamond-Tennis-Arena-1.jpg
http://www.gooood.hk/_c_2vluMDnL9FC-3wUvBiIUaH9t-h9MFWg6bsnfMvC4194IFkc2WfpyCgxljRRpbCYUPgQA5NxtZA_ x6LsyTFuEYdPKb3xGHOYq.jpg
Lotus Court, Moon Court and others
http://www.chinatoday.com/sports/beijing.olympic.stadium/olympic.tennis.center.jpg

vswfan
Dec 2nd, 2012, 07:54 AM
Doha
http://www.qatarembassy.ro/Engleza/photos/Khalifa%20International%20Tennis%20Centre.jpg
http://tennis-pronostics.com/sites/default/files/stadium/doha_stadium.jpg

Dubai
http://www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com/Event-Info/~/media/5D3EBDF43F544A80A09AEA313673E5AF.ashx?w=445&h=301&as=1
http://gulfnews.com/polopoly_fs/1.562426!/image/1902906720.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_475/1902906720.jpg

Rome
http://www.10sballs.com/wordpress/show_image_248.php?filename=/2012/05/Rome-tournament.jpg&cat=971&pid=46343&cache=true
http://midwestsportsblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2011-Final-Rome-Masters-e1337108485377.jpg

Cincinnati
http://stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/1057e70febd4c9c355d3955a4f160391011eacd4.jpg-590x1000.png
http://dailychuckle.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ee7a843883301348640502f970c-450wi

Toronto
http://www2.tennisserver.com/images/rogerscup2006/0812/Federer-Gonzalez/RogersCup-20060812-0865.jpg

Montreal
http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/2818896873_b0020f9e20-460x345.jpg

Tokyo
http://tennis-pronostics.com/sites/default/files/stadium/tokyo.jpg

vswfan
Dec 2nd, 2012, 08:18 AM
Some other stadiums mentioned here:

Amelia Island
http://golfcoursehome.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/03/23/amelia_island.jpg

Charleston
http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/6180cb80c3b5835df73ee77b4b9115b1d2832be2.jpg-590x1000.png
http://visitsouth.com/images/uploads/CharlestonSC_Family_Circle_Stadium.jpg

Monte-Carlo
http://www.thenextpoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Umage-Tennis-Stadium.jpg
http://bthereorbesquare.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/MonteCarloOpenCentreCourt.jpeg

London Queen's Club
http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/573E82E5EDCD40ECAED98F0B2710C59F.ashx?w=655&h=269

Eastbourne
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01920/eastbourne_g_1920917i.jpg

Pops Maellard
Dec 2nd, 2012, 08:49 AM
I'm biased but Auckland :drool:.

http://arntrnassets.mediaspanonline.com/radio/s01/201225/Heineken-Open-centre-court-generic.jpg

Royals.
Dec 2nd, 2012, 09:42 AM
Rome, Brisbane, Miami, and Montreal but this is a horribly done poll. Four options plus one "others"?! And Madrid is hideous, it shouldn't even be an option.

I actually like the Blue Clay in Madrid, i think it's pretty. :)

I just added it as i wanted all the four Premier Mandatory's in the same poll.

Royals.
Dec 2nd, 2012, 09:46 AM
vswfan - Thanks for posting those pictures!

I really like Toronto and Tokyo! They're so beautiful.

Joe.
Dec 2nd, 2012, 10:18 AM
Cincinatti's Complex :help:

I love Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai and of course, Indian Wells.

$uricate
Dec 2nd, 2012, 10:26 AM
Amelia Island.

Yes :)

FORZA SARITA
Dec 2nd, 2012, 10:43 AM
Cincinatti's Complex :help:


:tape:

Royals.
Dec 2nd, 2012, 10:56 AM
Cincinatti's Complex :help:

I love Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai and of course, Indian Wells.

Good or bad? :lol:

MK Ultra
Dec 2nd, 2012, 10:58 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2udsoCux71qhks75o1_500.png
MC
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj551/kiriana__/P1070625.png
Estoril

Kon.
Dec 2nd, 2012, 12:10 PM
If we're talking ATP too then Monte Carlo, easily. It's stunning.
Indian Wells and Rome are probably my favorites. Pietrangeli is by far the best non GS outside court for me.

Start da Game
Dec 2nd, 2012, 03:13 PM
monte carlo.....

Barktra
Dec 2nd, 2012, 03:54 PM
Stuttgart :sobbing:

Love indoors tournaments

Barktra
Dec 2nd, 2012, 03:55 PM
People won't agree, but I also love Paris indoors court :inlove:

ShiftyFella
Dec 2nd, 2012, 05:26 PM
Love indoors tournaments
You're not alone:lol:

Love Rome, Madrid, Brussels, Estoril, Eastbourne, Toronto, Valencia, Linz and Moscow

Mattographer
Dec 2nd, 2012, 06:41 PM
You know, the Monte Carlo venue is actually located in France, not Monaco :lol: I love the venue, though :inlove:

Rome is the other one I love.


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brickhousesupporter
Dec 2nd, 2012, 06:56 PM
You know, the Monte Carlo venue is actually located in France, not Monaco :lol: I love the venue, though :inlove:

Rome is the other one I love.


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Is it really?

ZeroSumGame
Dec 2nd, 2012, 06:57 PM
Miami all the way :worship:

Mattographer
Dec 2nd, 2012, 06:58 PM
Is it really?

Like 15 minutes out of the Monaco border :lol:


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Kipling
Dec 2nd, 2012, 08:50 PM
Miami's a very nice environment, but the stadium needs work, IMHO. I like watching matches on the outer courts there much better. The Grandstand is a much funner "stadium" experience there.

But not alot approaches sitting under the big oak on Amelia Island's center court for watching a tennis match. That's a great atmosphere, truly unique in tennis.

PhilePhile
Dec 3rd, 2012, 05:12 AM
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qizhong_Forest_Sports_City_Arena)

8312xtt4Nis


By EVO Tennis Academy Shanghai (http://www.flickr.com/photos/81207816@N06/7447003570/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/7447003570_80db55d7a2_b.jpg

By CapoVincent (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53260042@N03/5085604539/)
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4112/5085604539_a1b93e9265_b.jpg

Rex59
Dec 3rd, 2012, 05:23 AM
Rome....

CoryAnnAvants#1
Dec 3rd, 2012, 05:40 AM
The stadium at Hobart is really nice too, not so much for the stadium itself but the view overlooking the water.

Mattographer
Dec 3rd, 2012, 10:07 AM
The stadium at Hobart is really nice too, not so much for the stadium itself but the view overlooking the water.

Just like Monte Carlo :)


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harmless
Dec 3rd, 2012, 10:39 AM
The Centre Court in Båstad is pretty nice, too.

http://women.swedishopen.org/~/media/Images/News/IMG_9177.ashx?file=big.jpg

http://men.swedishopen.org/~/media/Images/News/Big/GS%20Sunset%201.ashx?file=big.jpg

Joe.
Dec 3rd, 2012, 12:05 PM
Good or bad? :lol:

Bad. The stadiums look great but the outside courts/surroundings look horrible.

DonnaT
Dec 3rd, 2012, 12:17 PM
Rome

madmax
Dec 3rd, 2012, 12:37 PM
Most definitely Rome, Foro Italico:worship:

August
Dec 3rd, 2012, 01:58 PM
I'm biased but Auckland :drool:.

http://arntrnassets.mediaspanonline.com/radio/s01/201225/Heineken-Open-centre-court-generic.jpg

I'd love to sit there in those tables under umbrellas.

Båstad looks good also. And Shanghai is gorgeous, still most seats being empty just makes it look not so great.

But my favourites are Estoril, Monte Carlo, and Queen's Club. Queen's Club looks like a traditional British tennis club and the scenery in Monte Carlo is amazing. But as stadium, Estoril looks so great.

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj551/kiriana__/P1070625.png
Estoril

August
Dec 3rd, 2012, 02:00 PM
Indian Wells
http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/venue/~/media/D5DE749DA136437DA37D4F3E91F1E247.ashx?w=464&h=208&as=1

Miami
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/gallery_images/photos/000/327/391/GYI0060055369_crop_450x500.jpg?1270765903


These tennis complexes look so similar, they're like mirror images of each other.

brickhousesupporter
Dec 3rd, 2012, 02:19 PM
These tennis complexes look so similar, they're like mirror images of each other.
That picture is a bit misleading also. They don't show another 5 courts for Miami.

Wiggly
Dec 3rd, 2012, 05:39 PM
Brisbane, Rome and Montreal.

August
Dec 3rd, 2012, 05:55 PM
I looked that those IW & Miami stadiums look much like Arthur Ashe Stadium, just a bit smaller. Well, I read those have been designed by the same architect company as AA Stadium.

C. Drone
Dec 3rd, 2012, 06:35 PM
Monte-Carlo
http://www.thenextpoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Umage-Tennis-Stadium.jpg


Thats Umag, Croatia.

just to avoid confuusion. :lol:

JustPetko
Dec 3rd, 2012, 06:38 PM
http://www.hotelbonacabol.com/EasyEdit/UserFiles/Fotogalerija/home/tenis-centar-bol_640_426.jpeg

C. Drone
Dec 3rd, 2012, 06:44 PM
^ Croatia has some beautiful places. :hearts:

imagine tennis courts here :lol:
(Imotski, Croatia)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_O4E9KXJRy5w/TTUt_7pnRSI/AAAAAAAAAQg/pHmqMcZYbDI/s1600/stadion_air2.jpg
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8416/1701qz.jpg

Natural Joe
Dec 3rd, 2012, 06:54 PM
^ Croatia has some beautiful places. :hearts:

imagine tennis courts here :lol:
(Imotski, Croatia)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_O4E9KXJRy5w/TTUt_7pnRSI/AAAAAAAAAQg/pHmqMcZYbDI/s1600/stadion_air2.jpg
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8416/1701qz.jpg

Isn't that dangerous for drunk football fans who might fall over the cliff? :tape:

C. Drone
Dec 3rd, 2012, 06:57 PM
Madrid
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3109/4599076508_d0338f3274_z.jpg
http://nimg.sulekha.com/others/original700/spain-madrid-open-tennis-2009-5-9-14-20-33.jpg

Beijing
National Tennis Stadium
http://cdn.architectism.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Diamond-Tennis-Arena-1.jpg
http://www.gooood.hk/_c_2vluMDnL9FC-3wUvBiIUaH9t-h9MFWg6bsnfMvC4194IFkc2WfpyCgxljRRpbCYUPgQA5NxtZA_ x6LsyTFuEYdPKb3xGHOYq.jpg

Awful interior design, both. So many naked metal & concrete surface everywhere... no character whatsoever.
Also how horrible are the corporate & VIP boxes? Just soulkilling, because those ppl are usually the least involved into a match, I mean the wont really go nuts after crazy shots and so. Not to mention how often those are completely empty.
And those lower parts of the stadium always on screen, some even during rallies. There are really few times when camera pans across the upper tiers where more enthusiastic ppl sit.
Thats why US stadiums look much better, just look Arthur Ashe, even if courtside tickets are not cheap, but at least actual seats & rows, not just metal boxes...

C. Drone
Dec 3rd, 2012, 07:03 PM
Isn't that dangerous for drunk football fans who might fall over the cliff? :tape:

There are even higher rocks behind stands and being drunk dont help much climbing those either. :lol:

Natural Joe
Dec 3rd, 2012, 07:11 PM
There are even higher rocks behind stands and being drunk dont help much climbing those either. :lol:

Well, I could imagine that if you are semi-drunk and want to show your buddies how cool and fearless you are by climbing those rocks bad things might happen. :o

Jajaloo
Dec 4th, 2012, 07:40 AM
La Caja Mágica

Beat
Dec 4th, 2012, 07:45 AM
Beijing. I've been there. All the stadiums and facilities are grand slam material.

you're kidding, right? :unsure: or did na-mug bribe you?

i used to love amelia island.

TrollPova
Dec 4th, 2012, 07:56 AM
I'm glad to see a lot of positive feedback for Indian Wells! I'll be going to that tournament for the first time next year and I'm really excited!

Big_Banana
Dec 4th, 2012, 11:51 AM
Rome :)

Sund7101
Dec 4th, 2012, 04:20 PM
I loved Amelia Island. I wish it was still around. Out of the list I would say Miami.

August
Jul 2nd, 2013, 08:01 PM
I like the view of Court 18 at Wimbledon:

http://www.wimbledontennis.co.uk/fansph/imgf/7.jpg

And from ATP side, I like the Queen's Club:

http://www.tennisticketnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/Queens-Club.jpg

Mike.
Jul 2nd, 2013, 08:04 PM
Eastbourne (excluding the wind) and Acapulco.

bjurra
Jul 2nd, 2013, 08:08 PM
La Caja Mágica

I hope you are being sarcastic.

Amelia Island for me, beautifully surrounded by large lush trees and close to the ocean.

Smacky the Frog
Jul 2nd, 2013, 08:12 PM
The scenery in Bogotá was beautiful.

tonybotz
Jul 2nd, 2013, 08:45 PM
Rome

LightWarrior
Jan 2nd, 2014, 07:35 PM
I'm really impressed with Auckland right now. The stadium makes me nostalgic of the good ol' days when stadiums were smaller and the crowd closer to the the court and "feeling" the game. Great relaxed atmosphere. New Zealanders look really cool. Such a departure from soulless Beijing or Madrid...

Salar
Jan 2nd, 2014, 08:12 PM
Hey Guys ! have you ever seen Wuhan (China) Project ?
It will be shanghai substitution !

http://www.wuhanopen.org/wcs/Upload/image/20131008/20131008104428_97094.jpg

http://www.hsdcw.com/photo/upload/2013-7-18/2013718925549133.jpg

DanLovesWTA
Jan 2nd, 2014, 08:22 PM
Hey Guys ! have you ever seen Wuhan (China) Project ?
It will be shanghai substitution !

http://www.wuhanopen.org/wcs/Upload/image/20131008/20131008104428_97094.jpg

http://www.hsdcw.com/photo/upload/2013-7-18/2013718925549133.jpg
Very classy!!.. I like it.