Isn't in interesting that this tournament is returning this year to Philadelphia, and it's in the same warm-up slot for the tournaments leading up to the WTA Championships- which moved to California! :lol:
Seattle, Washington?ASV said:i dont see it as funny at all.
it was like the only big american city without a tournament (or so it seems), and they needed a place for warm-up that wasn't an ocean away
I think an indoor tournament in Seattle would do well, actually. The city itself has about 470,000 people, and the metro Seattle-Tacoma region has roughly 3,500,00 people, and the kind of weather that promotes attendance at indoor events. How about an indoor event in Denver, Colorado? Now there's sharing the wealth! The way it is now, Philadelphia is stuck out in the middle of nowhere with regard to it being a stop-off.ptkten said:more indoor events out west? Are you kidding me? There are so many tournaments out there already, even if they are outdoors. There's already an event near San Francisco, in Stanford, and Seattle and Portland's metro populations are nowhere close to the size of Philadelphia, and some of the other major eastern cities such as Boston and Washington DC that deserve tournaments.
Believe you they willColinB said:I suspect that those ranked 8-11 may play such as Myskina and Dementieva as they try and pick up last minute points to play in LA... But below that I don't see many of the European players making the trip to the US for one event at the end of a long European Indoor Season, plus there is also a Tier 111 in North America the same week in Quebec.
I'm assuming you put in to volunteer with the USTA MiddleStates Section. If you didn't, let me know, and I'd be glad to give you a phone number to call. I did it a few years ago, and it was great!RAA said:I put my name in a few months ago to volunteer for this event and haven't heard back...
do you think I should re-contact them?????
How about Atlanta? You guys in the Southeast have the highest number of USTA Leage Tennis participants per capita- and they are the tennis fans who fill the seats. Why not Atlanta, then Houston or Dallas on the way to LA?Jem said:I find it hard to believe that Dallas, Chicago and Houston don't have major tournaments -- at the same time, it's good that other parts of the world are now willing to support women's tennis. When the women's pro game was getting started, there were tons of tournaments in the U.S. because the rest of the world could have cared less about women's tennis. Thankfully that has changed!