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Old Oct 24th, 2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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Unnoticed bombshell: WTA Tour breaking their own "Official Rules"

Granted, this is not the first time they neglect the rules e.g. they let Sharapova play doubles at Indian Wells, but this time they went too far, imo.
Not only they are stealing #1 from Serena by switching from 52-week to 50-week ranking system with no justified reason whereas the rules clearly state:
Quote:
Points stay valid for 52 weeks from the week in which a Tournament is included in the WTA Tour Rankings totals.
(WTA Official Rules, page 194)

They violate another rule according to which Serena should be seeded 1st at the Season-Ending Championships:
Quote:
Players or teams will be seeded based on the WTA Tour Rankings current the week prior to the Sony Ericsson Championships.
(WTA Official Rules, page 160)


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Old Oct 24th, 2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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Old Oct 24th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #3
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Re: Unnoticed bombshell: WTA Tour breaking their own "Official Rules"

they also stated that WTA Tour Champ pts from previous yr will be removed before this yrs champs started.

Thats the only exception.
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Old Oct 24th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #4
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Re: Unnoticed bombshell: WTA Tour breaking their own "Official Rules"

Seed #1 and #2 doesn't make any difference anyway

Venus is the one who is so screwed badly.
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they also stated that WTA Tour Champ pts from previous yr will be removed before this yrs champs started.
Where did they state this? Page number in the rules, please.
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Re: Unnoticed bombshell: WTA Tour breaking their own "Official Rules"

they are just desperate to put Dinara to the top.

i guess this is the glitch
rulebook, page 157
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A. SONY ERICSSON CHAMPIONSHIPS

The top seven (7) players using the best of 16 ranking system,
starting with the beginning of the Tour Year, shall qualify for the
Sony Ericsson Championships. The qualification method will
count the 51 weeks of events, dropping off the ranking points
earned in the previous Sony Ericsson Championships the week
prior to the current Sony Ericsson Championships.
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Old Oct 24th, 2009, 11:12 AM   #7
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Where did they state this? Page number in the rules, please.
thats also in WTA Player Zone
2009 Rule Changes

2009 Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships Qualification Method:
Championships qualification will be based on the Best 16 ranking system and will start with results from the beginning of the
2009 WTA Tour year. To be consistent with the WTA Tour rankings, the 2008 Championships points will drop off the week prior

to the 2009 Championships.
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Re: Unnoticed bombshell: WTA Tour breaking their own "Official Rules"

What does this ^^^ have to do with the rankings and the YEC seedings? This part applies only to YEC "qualification method".
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Re: Unnoticed bombshell: WTA Tour breaking their own "Official Rules"

They are very determined to keep the drama surrounding Serena alive Please stop and respect this woman more She will retire in a couple of years anyway jeez
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WTA breaking their own rules and it's not a big deal? Is that because Serena isn't your favorite?
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Re: Unnoticed bombshell: WTA Tour breaking their own "Official Rules"

what's the story about sharapova playing doubles? what was the rule they didn't enforce then?
I haven't been following all that much...
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ps. I'm sure Serena probably herself wouldn't give a flying fuck
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