The new system looks a lot fairer to me with a much more sensible distribution of points through the rounds. About bloody time. The current system never made sense to me. Take for instance the $25Ks:
- you get 7 extra WTA points for winning a R1 but only another six for winning a R2 match - but surely a R2 match is tougher than a R1 (half the time against a qualifier or a WC)
- you get 10 points for winning a QF match and a SF match - but surely a SF is a tougher match than a QF
The new system looks much better. But it's kinda weird that there are less points overall to give out. Currently having about 60 points gets you into the top 500... that will change with this system.