Originally Posted by dynamoRockstarr
A really serious exhibition
That's a good way to describe it, yeah.
I do take results from this event more seriously than I would any other exhibition event. I do believe the players go here to win, at least the majority of them. Personally I think the results here should be listed by the WTA but having said all that, in terms of importance I'd still rate these results pretty low in comparison to Fed Cup or any WTA results. It's still a fun event though and I do follow it. And it is a cool title to win as well.
But for things like h2hs I suppose I would put it on the level of a 75K or higher ITF event. So something that I would like listed but still wouldn't give as much value to as a WTA or Fed Cup win.