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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
December 3 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
December 10 Swisscom Challenge
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
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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Are you guys interested in playing Fed Cup or a team competion?

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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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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">

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Yes Miss Kim Clijsters! <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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Tammy and Anke have now been taken as well! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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Big Lindsay! You can still play, you'll be our 30th player, and that way we'll almost have a PERFECT 32 player draw! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

In addition to the players named already these are other players that are taken already Anke, Barbara, Tammy, Angelique, Rachel McQuillan, Elena L, Mary Pierce, and Iroda! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Still plenty to choose from! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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One spot left to enter the Tier I Rogers & AT&T Cup! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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LOL, ASV, you got the 31st spot. There is one spot left! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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Big Lindsay I already gave you a spot so just give me your player and your surfaces!

Still one spot left, who will be the lucky player?

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