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<font size=5>The Elite Tennis Association Official Rules and Information<font size>

Tournaments
Here are the tournaments we will be playing. In order to get this game rolling, we’ll start at Toronto, Canada, and keep on playing through the off season. We’ll follow the 2002 WTA schedule, when the new season starts. These events that we are playing now the points that will be accumulated, we’ll come off during the normal season, as if they were played when the actual events were played. Is that clear? Ask questions if you’re unsure.

October 22 Rogers & AT&T Cup
October 29 Pilot Penn Tennis
November 5 US Open
November 12 Brasil Open
November 19 Toyota Princess Cup
November 26 Ladies Kremlin Cup
December 3 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
December 10 Swisscom Challenge
December 17 Generali Ladies Linz
December 24 Sanex Championships

December 31 Gold Coast, or the highest ranked tier event played during that week

Scoring
Each player will first rank their surfaces in order of their preference.
The surfaces are Hardcourt Outdoors, Clay, Grass, and Hardcourt Indoors (Carpet, Supreme, Greenset)

First surface 103
Second surface 102
Third surface 101
Fourth surface 100

Then each player will break their amount of points, 100-103 depending on the surface, over three sets.
For example:

Set 1 30
Set 2 40
Set 3 30

This is how the scores of matches will be determined

Let x = the difference in points between you and your opponent

If x is greater than 50, the set is 6-0
If x is less than or equal to 50 but greater than 40, the set is 6-1
If x is less than or equal to 40 but greater than 30, the set is 6-2
If x is less than or equal to 30 but greater than 20, the set is 6-3
If x is less than or equal to 20 but less than 15, the set is 6-4
If x is less than or equal to 15 but less than or equal to 10, the set is 7-5
If x is less than 10, the set goes to a tie break, with the person with more points winning. The score is determined by x. If x=3, then the score is 7-6(4)

A tie break occurs when both players have the exact number of points!
Tie breaks are determined by flipping a coin. One player will be assigned heads, the other player will be assigned tails. The first person to reach 7 heads/tails, wins the tie break, or if the tie break goes past 7, whoever wins by two.

Rankings
Round Points
Grand Slam
W 500
F 364
SF 234
QF 130
R16 72
R32 44

Tier I
W 260
F 182
SF 117
QF 65
R16 36
R32 1

Tier II
W 200
F 140
SF 90
QF 50
R16 26
R32 1

Tier III
W 155
F 110
SF 71
QF 39
R16 20
R32 1

Quality Points
Points Grand Slam Points
1 100 200
2 75 150
3 66 132
4 55 110
5 50 100
6-10 43 86
11-16 35 70
17-25 23 46
26-35 15 30

Rankings will be determined by your best 18 tournaments.

Draw and Sending Points
Draws will be announced on Tuesday night (my time) of the week before the event. Send in your points anytime between Wednesday, after the draw has been announced and the deadline. The deadline is 10AM boardtime Monday!

Players
Daja Bedanova Jarett
Kim Clijsters Inkyfan
Lindsay Davenport Williams_Rulez
Jelena Dokic Steven
Cris Fernandez Jacs
Michelle Gerards Durx182
Justine Henin Josh
Martina Hingis Adrian
Anke Huber Martinafan
Anna Kournikova Rhz
Lina Krasnoroutskaya ASV
Elena Likhovtseva Kloulk
Gabriela Sabatini Petsop
Magdalena Maleeva Manuelamaleevalover
Elena Manevska SM2K2
Petra Mandula Hurley
Iva Majoli Monica Rules
Rachel McQuillan AlexSydney
Mary Pierce Mary Pierce
Dinara Safina Togk182
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Joseosu19
Barbara Schett Caio Braz
Patty Schnyder Latimerontheloose
Monica Seles Monica Rules the Court
Helena Sukova Big Lindsay
Tamarine Tanasugarn Wally
Nathalie Tauziat GoCoriMori
Sandrine Testud Sonic the Hedgehog
Iroda Tulyaganova Nikarock
Angelique Widajaja Jamie S
Serena Williams BecoolSerenaLover
Venus Williams Canigetawhat

[ October 20, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]
 

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Start making doubles teams! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Draw will be out later! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

If you're still interested in playing the game sign-up! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Yeah... Fed Cup would be cool! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> I think I get how to play this game now...

so when do we have to send you the surface orders? Can we post it on here or?
 

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Send me the surface points when you send in your first points. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Don't send me points yet until I say so, hehehe, plus you don't know where to send them! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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well, that was going to be my next question! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Venus Williams and Serena Williams have arrived in Toronto and are staying at a luxurious and posh hotel. They're seen here going over strategies during their practice session at the Rogers & AT&T Cup.

<font size=4 color=magenta>Would Serena like to be Venus' partner?</font> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Venus hopes there's mixed doubles at the US Open and will partner up with her boy toy, Andy Roddick <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> (the partnership between Venus and Andy is totally exclusive <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">)

Surfaces for Miss Venus Williams:
1. Hardcourts Outdoors
2. Clay
3. Hardcourts Indoors
4. Grass

[ October 17, 2001: Message edited by: CanIGetaWhat ]
 

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Mixed will be integrated later, most likely at US Open, let me get my feet wet before I plunge in! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I have decided that its probably more fair if each player announce their surfaces. So attempts at cheating and foul play are reduced! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Put your surfaces in this thread! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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hehe OK... for Kimmeke:

1. Hardcourt - OUTDOORS
2. Hard court - INDOORS
3. Clay
4. Grass

<IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> ahh... it's hard to choose! hehe
 

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For Lindsay:

1] Hardcourt
2] Indoors
3] Clay
4] Grass

So when do we send you the points and what is the draw?
 

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how about the director throw us players an extravagant party to inaugurate the ETA Tour? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I'll post the draw tommorrow night, my time. I want to give a chance for new people to sign up. And at that time I'll tell you where to send points.

Party? Who are you talking to Venus, of course we are! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> If I can find the time...LOL! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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cris fernandez of the philippines would like to sign up for ETA.

these are her surfaces:

1 - hard courts ourdoor
2 - clay
3 - hard courts indoor
4 - grass

would anyone like to partner with cris for ETA. she is looking for a regular partner.

thank you and GOD BLESS
 
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cris fernandez of the philippines would like to sign up for ETA.

these are her surfaces:

1 - hard courts ourdoor
2 - clay
3 - hard courts indoor
4 - grass

would anyone like to partner with cris for ETA. she is looking for a regular partner.

thank you and GOD BLESS
 

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Anke Huber of Germany would like to play ETA aswell! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Her surfaces:
1 - Hard
2 - Clay
3 - Indoor
4 - Grass

She is also looking for a permanent doubles partner - would Nathalie Tauziat like to play with Anke Huber? <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 
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