I think this is the first time ever that I agree 100% with Volcana. :yeah:Volcana said:As long as any individual player wants it.
Wait! Omygod! That's the system we have now!
Nobody MAKES the players start play January 1st and go til Pattaya. Many of the best take LONG breaks. None of the multiple GS winners plays even 20 tournaments a year. NONE of them.
So the length of the season does not adversely affect the elite. And why should the lesser players have opportunities taken away from them.
And, lest we forget, no one makes the elite players play exhibitions in December. They COULD go home and rest.
The length of the season is fine, because unlike football (USA) or basketball, you don't have to play every tournament. In a team sport, you'd have to show up to every game. A tennis player only plays when she wants to.
I think the season should Jan-Nov, and exhibitions in Dec.