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I want to see how many FWTT players support doubles play-ins. Personally, I think it would add great excitement to the doubles game in fwtt.

Juniors could get play-ins into challengers or tier events and challenger doubles winners could get play-ins into tier events.

I know alx is not in favour of this idea, but I want to see what everyone else thinks to see if I'm not crazy.

My junior won her 3rd doubles title, and its time that she got some credit! ;)
 

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Since the singles get it, I don't see why the doubles shouldn't. It would help, for example in Bol Selles and Whitten won their title winning only 2 matches. Maybe an extra team would help fill out the draw. Plus there's no reason for junior doubles players to not be rewarded the same as singles.
 

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AlexSydney said:
And what is your reason for saying No? Do you have a valid argument? OR just that Alx told you to say no?
 

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why don't you guys give valid reasons for saying no? or just to be asses?
 

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I'm an ass.


Simply no, too much. Then anyone can get a spot, only be lucky get a good partner and let your partner to do all the work. And woohoo I get in by doing nothing.

I would give Rennae Stubbs a doubles wc into Acapulco, but why would I give her a singles one if she is only better than Nancy. In the other hand I would give a wc to Seles, why not also play doubles, she would bring people into stands.

Anyways. I don't decide anything in this game, I'm only a kind of "moderator" if people decide to have then then they will be.
 

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we aren't asking for doubles winners to get singles wildcards, just for the team to get a doubles wildcard. who cares who did the work, if the team won, the team deserves the credit. and hopefully people will think that the credit should be a WC.
 

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thats silly though, should jennifer selles not get credit cuz i send pts ever week then? yet shes ranked higher than me?
 

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Alek said:
I'm an ass.


Simply no, too much. Then anyone can get a spot, only be lucky get a good partner and let your partner to do all the work. And woohoo I get in by doing nothing.

I would give Rennae Stubbs a doubles wc into Acapulco, but why would I give her a singles one if she is only better than Nancy. In the other hand I would give a wc to Seles, why not also play doubles, she would bring people into stands.

We don't have stands ;) And Stubbs doesnt want to play like Nancy in singles, she wants DOUBLES WC.

And not necessarily true for your first point, as when Dulko (my pro) played with Ferrer in Sarasota 2002, my junior and Gambill beat them in the final, and I had no idea what points my pro was using for doubles! So it just goes to show you that anything can happen!
 

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Maybe Selles shouldn't but that's not my problem.
As I said before, people will decide what they want. You won't change my opinion with anything you say. People decide.

I only don't want then receiving messages on how horrible has been losing in r1's of tournaments against 100 wc's.
 

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if they lose to a WC thats their problem, not yours....maybe they need to prove they are better than the WC and win lol

anyway yea, hopefully more people will voice their opinions
 

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We don't have stands ;) And Stubbs doesnt want to play like Nancy in singles, she wants DOUBLES WC.

And not necessarily true for your first point, as when Dulko (my pro) played with Ferrer in Estoril 2002, my junior and Gambill beat them in the final, and I had no idea what points my pro was using for doubles! So it just goes to show you that anything can happen!
It was Sarasota :p
 

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Yes
 

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paul_masterton said:
i dont think doubles play-ins exist on teh wta tour.

So thats my reason for saying no.
Excatly!!
 

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No

1-More work, and it's already complicated enough to keep up with what we have.

2-WTA doesn't do it.

3-Only about 10% of the people that get the play-in will realize that they actually got into a main draw.
 
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