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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2019, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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2019 Shenzhen WTA Finals changes its doubles format

The 8-Team Doubles format has been changed back to a Round Robin format (same as the singles) with 2 groups of 4 teams, 3 round robin matches plus the semifinals and final instead of an elimination draw.

No-Ad scoring will be used in the first 2 sets (vs. Ad scoring); the 3rd set will remain a 10-point tie-break. There will be (1) Doubles Alternate team  
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2019, 01:21 AM
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Re: 2019 Shenzhen WTA Finals changes its doubles format

This is great news

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This is gonna make it really tough on girls who make the Finals in both. If Barty or Sabalenka won both events (unlikely I know) they would need to play 10 matches in theoretically 7 days against the world's best in both fields. Huge ask.
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No-ad scoring barely even qualifies as tennis.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2019, 08:42 AM
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Re: 2019 Shenzhen WTA Finals changes its doubles format

I actually thought having ad scoring in the first two sets was special for the YEC as it's the only tournament using this format of scoring but then with a tie-break set.

Round robin is definitely better than single-elimination. Would they get more days to complete the matches?

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