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Feb 5th, 2014 09:49 AM
Belle de Jour
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

I am sooooo going!!!
Feb 5th, 2014 01:09 AM
Djezonfly
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

I was actually thinking of going to Poitiers 100k this year to see the Queen in action. But players playing in front of their homecrowd is something different
Feb 4th, 2014 09:47 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Djezonfly View Post
Omg I would kill to attend.
You have lots of events in France where you can see Niculescu, Halep, Cirstea + a lot of other top players

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Feb 4th, 2014 09:38 PM
Djezonfly
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

Omg I would kill to attend.
Feb 4th, 2014 07:04 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

Great news.

Some early candidates for wildcards?

Begu and Dulgheru are a lock if they won't get in directly. Mitu might snatch the third one.
Feb 4th, 2014 05:14 PM
Dan
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

Great news!!
Feb 4th, 2014 04:50 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

Today, the WTA Calendar has been Updated and Bucharest Open replaced Budapest Grand Prix (OFFICIAL) for the 7-13 July week.

http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A...endar_2014.pdf


So Romania will finally host its 1st WTA tournament ever.


Hope it will last more than 1 year, as in 2015 there won't be any elections (the main financing coming from the Government)

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Dec 14th, 2013 01:13 PM
Raddu
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

Great news !
http://www.prosport.ro/alte-sporturi...-2014-11769902

( The Romanian Goverment increased the sports budget for the WTA tournament )
Dec 13th, 2013 06:54 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

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Originally Posted by Nightcrawl3r View Post
It would be very nice but it doesn't look very credible at the moment . Last year, the Calendar was last edited on the 15th of December.
This might be the case but remember that at this time last year the tournament in Barcelona was also still standing on this provisional calendar and 2 months before it should have held the organizers were withdrawing from the WTA tour which led to the event having been held in Nuremberg instead.

I want to defend the Romanian sports media at this point by saying that I don't think these rumours are completely out of the blue. The event in Budapest is close to being shut down since Szavay has lost a top ranking spot. To be more precise, it's only a matter of time until this event will disappear from the calendar. In this case I can imagine a possible event in Bucharest already being planned as immediate back-up should Budapest already pull out in the course of the next months.

It would certainly be the perfect replacement thinking in geographic terms and the number of visitors would surmount the one in Budapest easily.

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Originally Posted by Nightcrawl3r View Post
E perfect pe subiect video-ul urmator :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubuc-By8hmQ&t=0m56s - - De la 0:56 pana la 1:30



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Dec 13th, 2013 01:52 AM
ioana_sk8r
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

Not quite that bad, but along those lines .
Dec 12th, 2013 11:01 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

E perfect pe subiect video-ul urmator :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubuc-By8hmQ&t=0m56s - - De la 0:56 pana la 1:30



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Dec 12th, 2013 10:05 PM
ioana_sk8r
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

It would be awesome, but I'll believe it when I see it on the WTA website. ProSport has gotten plenty of things wrong in the past.
Dec 12th, 2013 08:42 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

It says that BCR (part of the ERSTE Group for foreigners) would be the sponsor (the one who hosted the biggest ITF in Bucharest till last year)


Anyway, I didn't find anywhere else that Budapest would be canceled. + the tourney is shown also in the provisionally 2015 Calendar .

It would be very nice but it doesn't look very credible at the moment . Last year, the Calendar was last edited on the 15th of December.

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Dec 12th, 2013 06:25 PM
codrutc
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

My guess is that Romanian newspapers are bluffing.
A wish is one thing but to materialize is another. WTA won't move anything before they know they got a better deal.
Who are the sponsors? This media speculation reminds me of daily pompous titles about imaginary soccer transactions that made me stop paying any attention years ago.
Dec 12th, 2013 04:20 PM
CheddarChomper
Re: Romania to finally host a WTA event in 2014?

Unfortunately i don't think it is true (yet). Today the WTA announced a whole load of changes to the calendar for 2014 and 2015 and there was no mention of Bucharest. Unless it's going to be announced separately in the next few days? Fingers crossed!
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