The 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions held in Sofia will be played from 29 October 2012 in Round Robin Format, with 8 players (up to 2 being wildcards) in contention for up to 375 points and US$270,000 should the winner wins all matches played. Here's a preview of the Tournament in 2012...
Ranking points and Prize money:
To qualify... - Award a tournament wildcard by playing at least 1 match in Int'l series 4 weeks ahead of the tournament. - Wins an Int'l Tournament and ranked in the Top 6 on the Monday of the week when YEC is held. - Max 2 wildcards and if no wildcards are given, player(s) ranked #7 and/or 8 will be qualified. - Rulebook Tie break will be used to determine spots if any. To alternate... - The next two highest ranked players not qualified in the criteria above will have the option to alt. - The list will go down until two players are willing to alt.
- Mandatory unless in YEC singles or alt for it. - If participates in promos then no forced zero or fines. - Round robin format with two groups. Each player plays 3 matches in RR. - Tie break will go by... + Greatest number of matches played, then + H2H if only two tied, then + If three tied, 1) greatest number of matches played, 2) % of sets won, 3) % of games won + ...defaulting or retirement do not count in % + Consultation of WTA if still tied - Any withdrawal from matches will cause a player to be eliminated and replaced by an alt.
Alternate - $ 7,500 0 for no participation Participation - +$ 35,000 + 25 per RR played Per RR Win - +$ 15,000 + 35 Semifinal Loss - +$ 10,000 + 0 Semifinal Win - +$ 65,000 + 75 Final Win - +$125,000 +120
Caroline Wozniacki - Seoul - Qualified after winning Seoul Nadia Petrova - 's-Hertogenbosch - Qualified after defeating Samantha Stosur in Tokyo Roberta Vinci - Dallas - Qualified after Chang Kai-Chen defeated Marion Bartoli in Guangzhou Maria Kirilenko - Qualified after being awarded a Wildcard Kaia Kanepi - Estoril - Qualified after Chang Kai-Chen defeated Samantha Stosur in Osaka - Withdrew due to injury. Venus Williams - Luxembourg - Qualified by winning Luxembourg - Withdrew due to commitments in South Africa. Hsieh Su-Wei - Kuala Lumpur/Guangzhou - Qualified after Caroline Wozniacki defeated Sofia Arvidsson in Moscow Tsvetana Pironkova - Qualified after being awarded a Wildcard
Zheng Jie - Auckland - Qualified after Kaia Kanepi withdrew. Daniela Hantuchova - Pattaya City - Qualified after Venus Williams withdrew. Francesca Schiavone - Strasbourg - Decide not to participate Mona Barthel - Hobart - Decide not to participate Sofia Arvidsson - Memphis - Alternate #1 Alize Cornet - Bad Gastein - Alternate #2