View Full Version : Which is your favourite Tier I tournament?

Happy Guy
Feb 2nd, 2002, 09:26 PM

Personally I love Tokyo, Ericsson, Montreal and Zurich, but my top favourite is Ericsson.

How about you?;)

Feb 2nd, 2002, 09:37 PM
Ericsson, because it's the only tournament I can attend yearly, and to make things sweeter, my fav . has won it 3 times :P

Martian Mel
Feb 2nd, 2002, 09:39 PM
I love the swisscom challenge!

The crowd is supporting Martina 100% It's great to see that!

go Marti!

Feb 2nd, 2002, 09:41 PM
I voted for Key Biscayne!

Go Martiiiiiii!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 2nd, 2002, 10:13 PM
My fave is the Swisscom Challenge. Lindsay always does quite well there!


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Feb 2nd, 2002, 10:33 PM
Moscow :)

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Feb 2nd, 2002, 10:54 PM
Berlin of course :)

Feb 2nd, 2002, 11:06 PM
Of course Zurich. I'm going every year and have a lot of fun...

Feb 3rd, 2002, 12:05 AM
The Ericsson Open!

Randy H
Feb 3rd, 2002, 12:33 AM
Montreal/Toronto :) Great field, and always a great atmosphere :)

Also like Miami aswell, I like how both of these events have a larger draw which I think is good for a tier 1 :)

Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:39 AM
Indian Wells

Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:41 AM
Of course i pick the rogers at&t cup! I love this tournament mainly because its in Canada!

Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:42 AM
Ericsson open

Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:46 AM
I like Roma :)

It will be even better this year as hopefully a few more of the top ladies will turn up there instead of being injured :(

Indian Wells and Ericsson are good too.

Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:46 AM
Indian Wells!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:57 AM
I love Roma becuase i like clay court tennis and its a great tourney!

Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:32 AM
I like the Swisscom a lot! I also like Kremlin and Rome :cool: and the Eric Open :)

Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:39 AM
Am I the only one who likes Charlston?

Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:42 AM
I like Charleston, but i prefer Rome :D

Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:52 AM
I don't understand what you see in Rome. Although the Foro Italico is a great setting, the attendance is notoriously weak. The Italians seem to prefer the ATP.

Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:55 AM
Indian Wells is by far the best one. I'm looking forward to this year's event!!! :D

but I also like the Canadian Open, because i'm going there this year! :cool:

Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:58 AM
.The Ericsson open.

It's the biggest out of all those torunaments, considered the 5th grand slam, and it's 5 min away from home:)

Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:59 AM
If we're talking sheer size, Ericsson wins easily. It's almost a 5th Slam. But since I prefer clay, Berlin was my choice.

Feb 3rd, 2002, 03:18 AM
The ericsson...it feels most like A Grand Slam :D:D:D:D

Feb 3rd, 2002, 06:47 AM
I picked Miami. We get decent coverage of it here. That's the only reason really.

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 3rd, 2002, 07:05 AM
Indian Wells!! :bounce:

Williams Rulez
Feb 3rd, 2002, 07:30 AM
Ericsson!! :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 3rd, 2002, 07:32 AM
Indian Wells! I'll be going there next month :D

Feb 3rd, 2002, 08:13 AM
Indian Wells!

Who do you have to thank for that Jeff? LOL :p

Feb 3rd, 2002, 10:07 AM
Iconoclast, you're right about attendance in Rome, it's always been poor. However, there has been a lack of top ten presence in Rome over the last few years, partly due to injury.

Last year Venus and Serena were committed to Rome, but pulled out with injury. Monica was the defending champion but she was also injured. If they had not been injured, the field would have been the strongest of all the clay court tier Is. I'm sure the crowds would have been better then.

Feb 3rd, 2002, 12:01 PM
I wonder if it's possible to see the grasscourt Tier I or Master-series.I do love grasscourt tennis and , my anna K may have good chance to lift a Tier I trophy.
As the lists are shown , I'd rather choose ERICSSONS. It
obviously is the best though I like hardcourt tennis least amongst.

Mercury Rising
Feb 3rd, 2002, 03:22 PM
Indian Wells, what else :cool:

Sam L
Feb 3rd, 2002, 04:50 PM
I voted for Berlin even though I like Rome just as much. I guess the German Open is more historical anyway. Red clay rulez! ;)

Feb 3rd, 2002, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by Kart

Last year Venus and Serena were committed to Rome, but pulled out with injury. Monica was the defending champion but she was also injured. If they had not been injured, the field would have been the strongest of all the clay court tier Is. I'm sure the crowds would have been better then.

I don't think the difference would have been very significant. The field still included strong and popular players like Hingis, Capriati, Mauresmo, Martinez, and ASV. And I believe late withdrawals only impact attendance very slightly. We are talking a few percent, max. Most people plan to go long time in advance.

The Italian Open has a definite problem attracting crowds for WTA tennis.

This is a quite good report from someone visiting the tournament in 1999:


Feb 3rd, 2002, 05:34 PM
Berlin no tournament marks Steffi`s career better as that one!(and of course she won it nine times :D)

Princess Fiona
Feb 3rd, 2002, 07:19 PM
Roma!! Though Filderstadt (tourney of the Porsche) is my fave non-GS. :)

Happy Guy
Feb 3rd, 2002, 10:03 PM
I think Toray Pan Pacific Open is still a very attractive Tier 1 tournament. It is exotic and unique as the only Tier 1 in Asia and you can feel a different atmosphere watching play there and that's why a lot of top players like Hingis, Davenport, Seles are attracted to play in spite of the tight schedule right after Aussie Open, and Graf and Navratilova were frequent competitors as well.:)

Feb 4th, 2002, 01:15 AM
ROGERS AT and T Cup!!! Simply Because It Is So Close To Where I Live! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 4th, 2002, 01:33 AM
I think we shouldn't bow to sponsors and call the tournaments with brands' names!!!

My vote, anyhow, to Ericcson........oops, pardon, to Key Biscayne!

Happy Guy
Feb 4th, 2002, 04:26 PM
way, actually I just copied from the official schedule of WTA;)

Tatiana Panova
Feb 4th, 2002, 08:12 PM
It has to be the Italian Open! It is just so relaxed, and is gladitorial. On a lovely Spring day, just before Roland Garros, you cannot beat it.

I also like the Canadian Open.

Feb 4th, 2002, 08:36 PM
Indian Wells:bounce:

Feb 4th, 2002, 09:08 PM
Definantly Miami! Of course, I absolutely love Miami, especially South Beach, so I am partial.;)