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May 16th, 2012 01:45 PM
dizoo
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

It's approved the date of February 25, 2013 for the Brazilian WTA, will be played on synthetic surface. It will be played prior to Indian Wells and Miami. The site is still in dispute: Florianopolis, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Salvador are interested.
Apr 10th, 2012 01:28 PM
dizoo
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

There are some news...WTA already agreed with the change from Memphis to Rio de Janeiro as long as the tournament is still "combined", what would mean 1 ATP 500, 1 ATP 250 and 2 WTA of 220 K....

let's wait and see.
Apr 9th, 2012 04:15 PM
macginity
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

^^
Well, so now I guess the february spot is for the Memphis-Rio tournament.
Let's see when will be the Marbella-Brasil one.
Apr 9th, 2012 03:47 PM
guichard
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trigo View Post
I know they're already talking about February 25th...
But I think something is quite not working.

Acapulco is a WTA+ATP tournament, so I don't see it moving from the calendar slot. Also, I really don't see WTA having THREE tournaments the week before IW.
So, what does it mean to Kuala Lumpur? Will it be moved?

I don't know about the Memphis situation. But let's be honest: It'd be the perfect slot for a tournament in Brazil (clay, of course)!
Let's dream: LATIN AMERICAN CLAY SWING!
Feb 4 - Cali (ITF 100K+H)
Feb 11 - Bogota
Feb 18 - Brazil
Feb 25 - Acapulco

This way Monterrey (HC) could stay at Feb 18. And the girls who choose geography over courts when deciding their schedules could still play two tournaments in Mexico.
Yes, it is Memphis. According to Daniel Kaplan of Sports Bussiness journal


Quote:
Also in SBJ, IMG has deal to buy Memphis ATP and WTA stops and move them to Rio to be part of Brazil sports venture. ATP approval pending
WTA has already approved conditioned on events remain combined. ATP bd meeting next week


https://twitter.com/#!/dkaplanSBJ
Apr 7th, 2012 08:47 PM
macginity
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trigo View Post
I know they're already talking about February 25th...
But I think something is quite not working.

Acapulco is a WTA+ATP tournament, so I don't see it moving from the calendar slot. Also, I really don't see WTA having THREE tournaments the week before IW.
So, what does it mean to Kuala Lumpur? Will it be moved?

I don't know about the Memphis situation. But let's be honest: It'd be the perfect slot for a tournament in Brazil (clay, of course)!
Let's dream: LATIN AMERICAN CLAY SWING!
Feb 4 - Cali (ITF 100K+H)
Feb 11 - Bogota
Feb 18 - Brazil
Feb 25 - Acapulco

This way Monterrey (HC) could stay at Feb 18. And the girls who choose geography over courts when deciding their schedules could still play two tournaments in Mexico.
There's a lot of speculation going on about dates, places and courts.
IMO nothing can be decided before the Memphis-Rio issue. But if this issue isn't solved by july then probably the tournament will be in middle-end of february. Although I'm not really sure about the hard courts.
Apr 7th, 2012 06:21 AM
Trigo
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

I know they're already talking about February 25th...
But I think something is quite not working.

Acapulco is a WTA+ATP tournament, so I don't see it moving from the calendar slot. Also, I really don't see WTA having THREE tournaments the week before IW.
So, what does it mean to Kuala Lumpur? Will it be moved?

I don't know about the Memphis situation. But let's be honest: It'd be the perfect slot for a tournament in Brazil (clay, of course)!
Let's dream: LATIN AMERICAN CLAY SWING!
Feb 4 - Cali (ITF 100K+H)
Feb 11 - Bogota
Feb 18 - Brazil
Feb 25 - Acapulco

This way Monterrey (HC) could stay at Feb 18. And the girls who choose geography over courts when deciding their schedules could still play two tournaments in Mexico.
Apr 6th, 2012 06:17 PM
dizoo
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

i really hope they bring the tournament to São Paulo, it's the place that is most likely to have a good audience.
Apr 6th, 2012 04:32 PM
macginity
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by deboraski View Post
I agree being on HC, but the date is not very good because we may play the same time of Monterrey. And we still dont know about Memphis (if we, the City of Rio, are going to buy it or not their date).

So we got the week between the Middle-East and Indian Wells plus we will be sharing the date with Monterrey?
It's not official yet. If Rio really gets the Memphis spot this date will probably change.
But I agree with you, this is not a good date. I would prefer the week after Miami on clay. But it's better than the week after AO.
Apr 6th, 2012 04:16 PM
deboraski
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

I agree being on HC, but the date is not very good because we may play the same time of Monterrey. And we still dont know about Memphis (if we, the City of Rio, are going to buy it or not their date).

So we got the week between the Middle-East and Indian Wells plus we will be sharing the date with Monterrey?
Apr 6th, 2012 03:47 PM
macginity
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

Some news about the tournament:
- The president of the Brazilian Tennis Confederation said that they (WTA and Brazilian organizers) wanna make the tournament in February on hard courts. The tournament would be like a preparation for Indian Wells-Miami. He said that they're thinking about february 25th for next year.
- 4 states showed interest in hold the tournament: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and Distrito Federal (Brasília).

If somebody wants to read more about it I'll leave here the link to the article, but it's in portuguese.
http://tenisbrasil.uol.com.br/notici...-no-piso-duro/
Apr 3rd, 2012 12:51 AM
njnetswill
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

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Originally Posted by Tenis Srbija View Post
It's not 100 million of Russian live in Moscow and it's not like every WTA tournament is held in a city that has multimillion population.

Moscow, St.Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Kazan...
Of course, not all Russians live in Moscow and St. Petersburg, but I just think it's going to be hard to find sponsors for a tournament held in Yekaterinburg or Omsk. I mean, if a tournament as popular and beautiful as Amelia Island can't stay on the calendar, I don't see many success stories in Russia either.
Apr 2nd, 2012 11:58 PM
spiceboy
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by HOS View Post
Paris should move to fall
In your dreams. Organizers would never place this tournament anywhere near Paris Bercy Master Series.
Apr 2nd, 2012 11:47 PM
HOS
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

It will be intersteing to see where they put this tounament in the calender...Feb is pretty full, can't see them wanting to have 3 events in a week for 2 weeks (they shouldn't do it at all!!) Paris should move to fall (indoor season with Moscow, Linz, Lux and also move Copenhagen there too...needs a bit of manipulation but you could do it and not have more than 2 events per week), but this won't happen...therefore, do they play this event same week as Charlie (after Miami) or play it the week after Chalie (move Copenhagen again)? or radical idea...move Bogata Miami against Chalie and then the following week Brazil...so you have a central american seing (meixco x 2) before Indian Wells and then a S amercian after Miam (Brazil and Bogata??)
Apr 2nd, 2012 08:31 PM
chingching
Re: New WTA International in Brazil for 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by In The Zone View Post
You would think that when you "purchase" a tournament, you are purchasing a time slot also. Not in the WTA's case. They purchased Marbella's right most likely but can move the dates.

Now, if they can fix the Acapulco/Memphis/Monterrey mess and add Brazil in there, February is a good month of smaller events in North America
If they made all of the tournaments hardocurt, then they would get a much better field
Apr 2nd, 2012 08:21 PM
macginity
Re: New tournament in Brazil - 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by dizoo View Post
i can see you have a point, but i really think that won't be outside sao paulo or rio de janeiro, it will be hard to bring a good public outside these cities
The biggest problem with Rio is the date. If the tournament happens near carnaval, forget about it. It'll be a mess in every way. And the public would be even less than in Tashkent and the others empty stands that we can see on the tour.

I think São Paulo is a better option than Rio, but they need to see when the tournament will be held first.
And in Brasília there are a lot of people that like tennis. And as the city is in the center of the country is not that hard to go there (actually to the people of north and northeast of Brasil it's easier to go to Brasília than Rio and São Paulo).

Anyway, I'm just happy that we gonna have a event here again, no matter where it'll be held.
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