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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...

Qualifications:

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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.
Participation:

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- 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.
Ranking points and Prize money:

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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
Qualifiers:

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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
Alternates:

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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
 

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they just confirmed that petrova and vinci have qualified for sofia, but no mention of wozniacki... has she opted not to play? that would be a first....
 

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they just confirmed that petrova and vinci have qualified for sofia, but no mention of wozniacki... has she opted not to play? that would be a first....
Should Wozniacki qualify as an ALT for Istanbul, she does not have to play Sofia, hence the reason not confirmed.
 

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I don't get how the round robin format work
Let put it in my case

Player Match Set Game
Player A 3/0 6/1 36/3
Player B 1/2 3/4 19/24
Player C 1/2 3/4 23/24
Player D 1/2 2/5 12/30

Player A will definitely Qualify but who else?
When compare with number of match won Player B,C,D are tied
therefore they need to compare number of set won which is only B and C are tied
well what will they do then? compare number of games won or compare the H2H of Player B and Player C?
 
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