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Well, you know your country far better than I ever could, but don't you think that indoor synthetic grass courts could be helpful? A good friend who understands tennis very well told me that synthetic grass would simulate Wimbledon notably better than HCs do.
Oh yes it could be helpful - I would just be surprised to see it happening.They simply don't want to play these tournaments indoors so wishful thinking about the weather usually prevails.
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Oh yes it could be helpful - I would just be surprised to see it happening.They simply don't want to play these tournaments indoors so wishful thinking about the weather usually prevails.
Well, the desire to maximize revenue makes perfect sense. However, whenever the weather was prohibitive, there would be no big delay if they had those other courts available--PLUS the players wouldn't miss out on grass match play.

IIRC, it used to be that the UK had the ONLY tour grass events, but now there's Rosmalen and Mallorca. Players will tolerate lousy weather for Wimbledon becuse the prize makes it worthwhile. In contrast, I can see lots of them, increasingly, forsaking Nottingham and Birmingham for better climatic options in the future, and THAT means weaker MDs and, most likely, less of a revenue draw for the UK events. I can't recall how rainy Eastbourne is, but if it ever had to compete with a grass-court tune-up in, say, Greece...then lots of players would prefer the more scenic Greek event.......

You're 100% right, though, that tradition tends to perpetuate the status quo, especially in tennis

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Blinky lost 6-2 4-6 4-6 to World No. 246 Katherine Sebov in Manchester in disappointing result after recent wins. On to Ilkley and hopefully better weather.
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Especially when Sebov went on to lose 1-6 1-6 to Brengle a few hours later, who also came through a 3 setter earlier in the day.
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On to Ilkley and hopefully better weather.
Hard to imagine it being any WORSE, but a miracle transpired today: They actually completed a MD match outdoors in Nottingham for the 1st time this week. Let's hope that sweet Anna can flourish in the sunshine in ilkley

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Blinky has won her first two matches in Ilkley.

R1 A. Blinkova def I. Can't Play On Grass Begu 6-2 6-3

R2 A. Blinkova def M. di Guiseppe 3-6 6-3 6-4

Winning the title would mean Blinky wouldn't have to qualify for Wimbledon but course still looooooong way from that.

Also in the doubles semi-final tomorrow with Shuai Peng. Hope she doesn't lose two matches in one day.
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Blinky has won her first two matches in Ilkley.

R1 A. Blinkova def I. Can't Play On Grass Begu 6-2 6-3


Winning the title would mean Blinky wouldn't have to qualify for Wimbledon but course still looooooong way from that.[
"I Can't Play On Grass Begu?" Her last name makes it sound like she has a British father and Romanian mother

Anna was the highest-ranked player left in Ilkley, so I'm a bit disappointed she didn't win her first 100K, but the good news is that this six-week nonsense won't stop Anna from direct entry into the USO and--if she continues on this year's upward trend--she'll be getting directly into the larger Premiers, too

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Wimbledon Q

(2)Anna Blinkova v Zoe Hives
Martina Di Giuseppe v Destanee Aiava
Alexandra Cadantu v Caroline Dolehide
Shilin Xu v (29)Tereza Martincova

Tricky enough draw - I know both Destanee Aiava and Caroline Dolehide can be lethal on a fast court if they are playing well.

Still good luck to Grass Court Blinky.
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The No. 2 qualy seed; that's agonizingly close to direct entry, and I look forward to the day when Anna is a top seed in Tour MDs

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QR1 A. Blinkova def Z. Hives 6-1 7-5
QR2 A. Blinkova def M. Di Giuseppe 6-3 6-4

Just Tereza Martincová now stands between Blinky and her destiny in Wimbledon Main Draw.
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Anna's opponent is mostly a hot Instagram model who wins tennis matches on the tour level only every once in a while. From what I've seen, Anna has had the better grass campaign, so far, of the two. For mental fortification purposes, I'd love to see Anna win at least one match in the MD (IF she qualifies). That would be a far better follow-up to her RG run than a one-and-done would be

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Wimbledon FQR: [29] T Martincova def. [2] A Blinkova 4-6 6-3 7-5

Disappointing for Blinky even though her form hasn't been too hot on the grass this season.

Apparently she is 4th on the LL list and there have been three withdrawals so far so she won't be packing her bags just yet (and is in the doubles anyway).
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Apparently she is 4th on the LL list and there have been three withdrawals so far so she won't be packing her bags just yet
Almost immediately began hoping Anna would get such an opportunity the moment the match ended today. Would love to see her pull off a few surprises as a LL.

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Anna was so close; she fought back from a break down to lead 5-4 in the 3rd before she lost the last 3 games to an Instagram model/part-time tennis player. Still, it's hard to believe that not one more player will withdraw between now and Tuesday. Heck, if Wimby has normal UK weather, a few first-round matches might not begin until Wednesday....Of course, I'm not wishing for any bad accidents to happen to any MD players

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