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Hey Everyone!

Here are some important news:

*If you haven't already committed to events for the rest of the season, do so in the GAMES thread, entitled ETA Committments

*Draws for Kremlin Cup and Japan Open will be up later tonight

*If you want to change doubles partners do so in here. Right now I have one change. Elke Clijsters will now play with Amanda Coetzer. And I have tentatively paired Cara Black with Asa Carlsson.

*Here are the current teams: <br />Petra Mandula/Patty Schnyder<br />Lindsay Davenport/Lina Krasnoroutskaya<br />Mary Pierce/Gabriela Sabatini<br />Barbara Schett/Serena Williams<br />Anne Keothavong/Monica Seles<br />Michelle Gerards/Dinara Safina<br />Cris Fernandez/Tamarine Tanasugarn<br />Rachel McQuillan/Helena Sukova<br />Anastasia Myskina/Jana Novotna<br />Steffi Graf/Elena Manevska<br />Ola Abuzikry/Madgalena Maleeva<br />Arantxa Sanchez Vicario/Iroda Tulyaganova<br />Elena Dementieva/Jelena Dokic<br />Martina Hingis/Sandrine Testud<br />Kim Clijsters/Mirjana Lucic<br />Anna Kournikova/Venus Williams<br />Daniela Hantuchova/Conchita Martinez<br />Elke Clijsters/Amanda Coetzer<br />Daja Bedanova/Justine Henin<br />Anke Huber/Chanda Rubin<br />Kimiko Date/Meghann Shaughnessy<br />Chris Evert/Pam Shriver<br />Cara Black/Asa Carlsson

*Any suggestions to improve the game?
 

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Oh yes, the website is currently getting a makeover and will be up soon! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Here is the link to committments:<br /><a href="http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=000156" target="_blank">http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=000156</a>
 

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The game is good keep it coming!
 

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Seedings for next week's events are based on this week's rankings and not the new ones that will come out after the Toyota Princess Cup Champion is announced! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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i'm really happy with the way this game is going!

you're doin a great job! keep it up! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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<img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Great job Brian!
 

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Originally posted by Tennisace:<br /><strong><br />*Any suggestions to improve the game?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, this is just a suggestion so please do not bite my head off. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

I think that some of the points shoud be increased for the favorites surfaces, say 115, 110, 105 and 100.<br />Reason being is to make it more realistic, if Lindsay were palying Arantxa on clay ... I would not pick her, but if they were playing indoors, I think Lindsay would win. When you are playing with 15 points less than your opponent, you'll need strategy to win ... just like you would if you were playing on your worst surface against an opponent on their best surface. The one to three point difference is not enough to me when these situations arise.

Tis all for now,<br />Happy Thanksgiving <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Interesting suggestion, Big Lindsay, I was thinking of expanding those points, but is 115 too much? What do other players think? Hmmm, I'll have to think of a better point break down cuz I think 115 for best surface is too much. But we'll see! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I kinda suggested the same thing before the game started and I guess no one paid any attention to it.

Willaims_Rulez: check ur PMs
 

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What about 110, 107, 104 and 101? that seems a little more reasonable ... anyone? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I think increasing the bonus points would make the game more realistic. However, I think 115 for favourite surface should be the maximum.. no more... Maybe 110 as maximum is probably best? not sure about this

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I have another *suggestion*:

To make favourite surfaces even more realistic. Why not have a lumpsum bonus points and the player can choose to divide them on the surfaces accordingly. For example, with the current bonus points, you have 103,102,101,100. Therefore you have 6 bonus points.

What i'm suggesting is a player could decide to have 106 for clay, and 100 for their other 3 surfaces thereby making that player a claycourt specialist! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> or whatever surface.

Alternatively they may wish to divide their points equally e.g. 102 on all surfaces giving an all-surface player.

Alternatively they may even wish to just have a weakest surface where you have 100 on it, but more on the rest!

I know it's CONFUSING and may be a bit hard to keep up with all the players but if it could work I think it will make the game even more realistic <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Just a suggestion <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

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Plus will there be other competitions such as Fed Cup, Hopman Cup, next year?
 

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Hmmm, I really like Sam L's suggestion! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> I'm going to have to rethink things to make it safe oh damn my friends are here to go kareoking and I'm not ready! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
 

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i like sam l's idea! i like all the ideas though! one of them HAS to be approved! but i don't know whixh one is the best idea! <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Okay, I think I'm going to adopt Sam L's suggestion but I have to organize it so that everyone is clear and what not like no cheating.

As for Hopman and Federation Cup. There will be Fed Cup fo SURE. As for Hopman Cup, I'm not sure if there is any interest since currently I have no ideas as how ranking points would be offered since most people wouldn't commit if there were no points.

So I would say Hopman Cup is a tentative not yet.
 

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Oh yes remember to send in points. Especially if you are playing in Moscow since its the FIRST indoor event of the tour and point totals change! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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