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What about Muchova in C-Beaubourg? if listed here, she could replace Siniak in QList in case...
Chiasso? Muchová seems to be still on the list as direct main draw entry, qualies were drawn. I wouldn't count on that being a factor in timing of the eventual withdrawal.

Pála (czech captain) said they were talking with all three which are Q list here (Siniakova, Vondrousova, Kr.Pliskova) and that it s a tough situation for the 4th as she might not get to play (with Ka.Pliskova, Kvitova, Strycova on the team), but it would mean the 4th would have to sacrifice the tournament in Stuttgart. Later they announced Siniakova as the 4th player.

( For Siniakova is likely not that much of a big deal as she still has a cushion of two non-countable result of 55 pts each and she doesn't defend anything that week yet )

So I assume it will happen. Although I would be intrigued to see whether it would be at least physically possible to play the qualification (not sure about the rules in such case) as she would be on the spot and likely to play only in doubles if any matches at all. :)
 

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Schnyder and Perrin here :hearts:
 

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Though Schnyder will withdraw, since she plays Fed Cup vs. Romania :(.
 

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The first day of qualification they have to play 16 matches, and are available only two courts in the SchleyerHalle, because the Porsche Arena is occupied by the Fed Cup.

Eight matches on each court means an average of a match every two hours; since they start at 10am, it means that the last match (on each court) may be played starting an midnight, possibly ending around two o'clock in the night.
The winners will have to play the second round on Sunday.

Is this acceptable according the WTA rules?

Note that the qualification field in Stuttgart is of extremely high quality, with no less than 12 players within the top 100 (first seed Cornet #35, eight seed Kristyna Pliskova #72), much better than most international.
Is it fair to compel them to play so late in the night? Remember that this is not an unforeseeable situation due to bad weather conditions, this is a situation well known in advance that should and could be properly addressed in time.

Wasn't possible to play the Fed Cup tie in another location, and have three courts available?
Or this was "hurting" the commercial interest of the powerful sponsor, that prefers to sacrifice the WTA players?

Alternatively, can they (is acceptable for ITF) use also the centre court in the Porsche Arena when the Fed Cup matches (just two) are over?

And I bet that the ones forced to play around midnight will not be members of the Porsche Team Germany, not even the Talent Team.
 

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The first day of qualification they have to play 16 matches, and are available only two courts in the SchleyerHalle, because the Porsche Arena is occupied by the Fed Cup.

Eight matches on each court means an average of a match every two hours; since they start at 10am, it means that the last match (on each court) may be played starting an midnight, possibly ending around two o'clock in the night.
The winners will have to play the second round on Sunday.

Is this acceptable according the WTA rules?

Note that the qualification field in Stuttgart is of extremely high quality, with no less than 12 players within the top 100 (first seed Cornet #35, eight seed Kristyna Pliskova #72), much better than most international.
Is it fair to compel them to play so late in the night? Remember that this is not an unforeseeable situation due to bad weather conditions, this is a situation well known in advance that should and could be properly addressed in time.

Wasn't possible to play the Fed Cup tie in another location, and have three courts available?
Or this was "hurting" the commercial interest of the powerful sponsor, that prefers to sacrifice the WTA players?

Alternatively, can they (is acceptable for ITF) use also the centre court in the Porsche Arena when the Fed Cup matches (just two) are over?

And I bet that the ones forced to play around midnight will not be members of the Porsche Team Germany, not even the Talent Team.
They didn't play in the Porsche Arena the last couple of years, even when they didn't play Fed Cup.

It's always been like this and that's Indoors tennis. Nothing unusual.
Of course the germans play in the afternoon, when the place is packed.
But even at 10PM there are more people watching, than in the QF of many Internationals, so all is good and the players do not seem to care, they could also play Istanbul.
 

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The first day of qualification they have to play 16 matches, and are available only two courts in the SchleyerHalle, because the Porsche Arena is occupied by the Fed Cup.

Eight matches on each court means an average of a match every two hours; since they start at 10am, it means that the last match (on each court) may be played starting an midnight, possibly ending around two o'clock in the night.
The winners will have to play the second round on Sunday.

Is this acceptable according the WTA rules?

Note that the qualification field in Stuttgart is of extremely high quality, with no less than 12 players within the top 100 (first seed Cornet #35, eight seed Kristyna Pliskova #72), much better than most international.
Is it fair to compel them to play so late in the night? Remember that this is not an unforeseeable situation due to bad weather conditions, this is a situation well known in advance that should and could be properly addressed in time.

Wasn't possible to play the Fed Cup tie in another location, and have three courts available?
Or this was "hurting" the commercial interest of the powerful sponsor, that prefers to sacrifice the WTA players?

Alternatively, can they (is acceptable for ITF) use also the centre court in the Porsche Arena when the Fed Cup matches (just two) are over?

And I bet that the ones forced to play around midnight will not be members of the Porsche Team Germany, not even the Talent Team.
It has been like this for so many years now. :shrug: Tamara Korpatsch against Ana Bogdan was the final match last year starting after midnight and Tamara won it and went on to qualify. :)
But they sometimes opened Centre Court after Fed Cup was played! :)
 

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They didn't play in the Porsche Arena the last couple of years, even when they didn't play Fed Cup.

It's always been like this and that's Indoors tennis. Nothing unusual.
Of course the germans play in the afternoon, when the place is packed.
But even at 10PM there are more people watching, than in the QF of many Internationals, so all is good and the players do not seem to care, they could also play Istanbul.
It has been like this for so many years now. :shrug: Tamara Korpatsch against Ana Bogdan was the final match last year starting after midnight and Tamara won it and went on to qualify. :)
But they sometimes opened Centre Court after Fed Cup was played! :)
Yeah and this also happens in many other indoor tournaments like Linz which has only 2 courts also
 

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Yeah and this also happens in many other indoor tournaments like Linz which has only 2 courts also
The simple solution is to have a qualification field of 24 players when there are only 2 courts available, as is in Quebec and Tokyo, indoor, and many also outdoor tournaments.
Even Hobart has changed its format this year to 24 qualifiers.

In general, even when the structure is adequate, having three qualification rounds is excessive, apart slams.
 

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Dank einer Wildcard können sich auch Katharina Gerlach, Katharina Hobgarski und Lena Rüffer vom Porsche Talent Team Deutschland sowie Julia Middendorf vom Porsche Junior Team in der Qualifikation mit Weltklassespielerinnen messen und dabei wichtige Erfahrungen sammeln.

Katharina Gerlach, Katharina Hobgarski, Lena Rüffer and Julia Middendorf will get QWCs.
 

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Katharina Gerlach, Katharina Hobgarski, Lena Rüffer and Julia Middendorf will get QWCs.
Hobgarski is just 3 out so she may not need it.
 
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