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Yes Doha / Dubai Boring And Preview of 2013 SEWTA 7 29.17%
Yes Doha / Dubai Boring But 2013 SEWTA Will Be Better 5 20.83%
I Love 2012 Doha / Dubai ... Give Me More 12 50.00%
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Old Feb 20th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Is Doha / Dubai Boring and A Preview of SEWTA In 2013 ???

these are two of the biggest tournaments on the SEWTA calendar ... Doha as a Premier 5 and Dubai as a Premier with the prize money of a Premier 5

but somehow I am not very excited by these tournaments at all

the absense of Serena, Kim, Na and Venus (who may all retire by 2013)
the absense of Petra and Maria (who won't ever play a heavy schedule)
the absense of Petko (a player with personality)
the uselessness of Golden Flowers Jie and Shuai (struggling with injury)

leaves Vika to dominate the tour like a GOAT
Aga winning early rounds easily but then failing against injured Vika
Sam 3/5 of the way to completing the Stosur P5 slam (losing in the final of all 5 P5)
and our Princess Karolina struggling to win matches

no matter how the SEWTA tries to spin it, this does not look good for the future of the SEWTA
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Old Feb 20th, 2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Re: Is Doha / Dubai Boring and A Preview of SEWTA In 2013 ???

I like it more this way, so no.
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Old Feb 20th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Re: Is Doha / Dubai Boring and A Preview of SEWTA In 2013 ???

Hey it ain't all bad. I thought there were lots of good, competitive 3-set matches in Doha this year. I happily watched hours of coverage last week.

We have to get used to the absence of Serena, Venus and Kim - let's face it. The real shame is that Kvitova hasn't played - that's the real loss.
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Re: Is Doha / Dubai Boring and A Preview of SEWTA In 2013 ???

What's wrong with them? Ive enjoyed all of Qatar and am enjoying today's Dubai!

You're moaning about absent players which happens at most tournaments! The truth is those players that only play now and then are pretty much irrelevant now and should retire. If that means you lose interest in the Tour then in some ways that's natural as old fans fade with the old players and new fans take interest with the new players. I mean while I like Kim, Serena and Venus they arent why I became so interested in the Tour and I don't really miss the fact they never play.
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na-mug is jelly.
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I just realized Doha is a Premier 5 this season
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better than Beijing
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Re: Is Doha / Dubai Boring and A Preview of SEWTA In 2013 ???

what is SEWTA?
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its only cos he's missing Na Mug
and Zheng lost in Q
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Re: Is Doha / Dubai Boring and A Preview of SEWTA In 2013 ???

For the love of god, drop the SEWTA shit, that's not the name of the tour anymore.
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I like Dubai, Doha is pretty dull.

Both of them pwn Beijing though.
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For the love of god, drop the SEWTA shit, that's not the name of the tour anymore.
why don't you tell the SEWTA that

on their website this is the link for this week's Dubai draw

http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2012/718/MDS.pdf
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Re: Is Doha / Dubai Boring and A Preview of SEWTA In 2013 ???

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I like Dubai, Doha is pretty dull.

Both of them pwn Beijing though.
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better than Beijing
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