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Old Apr 12th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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Do you think the Family Circle Cup should be changed to clay?

I am a tradionalist, but seeing that it is now competeing with a clay tournament in Barcelona, the FCC maybe should change to clay to entice the Italians and Spaniards.
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Old Apr 12th, 2009, 12:46 AM   #2
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Re: Do you think the Family Circle Cup should be changed to clay?

It is on clay.
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Old Apr 12th, 2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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Re: Do you think the Family Circle Cup should be changed to clay?

For ages, there was the tradition of female WTA events in Houston/Amelia Island/Charleston after Miami, Indian Wells and Boca Raton/Delray Beach.

This season was 2 weeks longer than of today in the 90ies.

There is the difference between the green clay in the US which used to be faster and the red clay in Europe which is slower.

It´s obvious that for schedule-wise reasons the shift to red clay is faster today because the Europeans can stay at home and make their points there with less flying etc.
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Re: Do you think the Family Circle Cup should be changed to clay?

F*ck that. The tour needs more Har Tru, not less. It's a great surface for the players. Easy on the body. A little faster and hence more fun to watch matches on than red clay, IMO.
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Re: Do you think the Family Circle Cup should be changed to clay?

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It is on clay.
not proper clay, its pointless.
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Old Apr 12th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #6
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Re: Do you think the Family Circle Cup should be changed to clay?

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not proper clay, its pointless.
No, playing on green clay is so much fun
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Old Apr 13th, 2009, 06:09 PM   #7
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Re: Do you think the Family Circle Cup should be changed to clay?

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not proper clay, its pointless.
I think it's the perfect transition from hardcourts to red clay.
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not proper clay, its pointless.
Har-Tru is really a more fun surface to play on than red clay. Europe can keep its clay, and we'll keep ours - Kthxbye!!
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Re: Do you think the Family Circle Cup should be changed to clay?

I would love to see more tournaments using green clay, way more fun matches!
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