Originally Posted by NashaMasha
good idea , but i think SF and Final of Fed Cup should be played in the form of tournament , for instance in Istanbul , where there are no problems with full stands for tennis matches . Because nowadays Fed Cup is turning into "internationals" regarding its significance. No worldwide coverage, almost no promotion, top players trying to ignore it etc . And all this because of bad schedule of the tournament
Well, in the days of old the whole Fed cup used to be played as a tournament. They changed it to (I suppose) copy the Davis Cup. But yes, if they would do the whole event, and not just the semis and the final in one week it might be easier to get the best players to participate. And yes, Istanbul would be an ideal location with enthusiastic crowds. I still think it's a big, big mistake to take away the YEC from them. As far as I'm concerned they have 'earned' the right to keep it.