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WIFCT
(Women's International Federation Cup Tour)

The Tour

WIFCT is for those people that like FedCup. On the WIFCT tour, you don't play as 1 individual player, you are a country with 2 to 4 players. The WIFCT will be comprised of 4 normal tournaments a season and then end with a FedCup style tournament with a World Group, World Group II and Qualifying Groups (not based zonally).

First 4 Tournaments

The first 4 tournaments are the French Invitational Team Cup (clay), Wimbledon Team Cup (grass), United States' World Team Challenge, and International Indoors Team Cup in Beijing (indoors)

These tournaments are played with normal draws of 32 or other number in a single-elimination style. Countries will compete against each other round by round playing ties of 3 until the Quarterfinals where they will be ties of 5.

The Final Tournament

The Final tournament is played just like normal FedCup. The first season the top 8 teams after the first 4 tournaments will be placed in World Group I, the next 8 in World Group II and the rest in qualifying groups. The following season is not based on rank but on how you did the previous year, just like FedCup. Everyone will play 5 ties always

Rankings

Rankings determine where you are placed in the draw for the normal tournaments every season and the Final FedCup in the first season. You get 10 points for winning a rubber in any tie, and 100 points for winning a tie.

So if FRA def. ITA 3-2

France gets 130 rankings points
Italy gets 20

Sign-Up

You sign up by picking a country to represent (not necessarily your own) and 2,3 or 4 players from that country. You may pick an already picked country but you must have different players. Each player has a surface preference (Clay,Grass,Hard or Indoors). It may be advantageous to sign up with 4 players and have 1 on each surface so that you will always have at least 1 player with an advantage, but you may also want 2 players on the same surface so that you can excel on a particular surface. your choice

Example:
Russia
Maria Sharapova (grass)
Anastasia Myskina (clay)
Alla Kudryavtseva (hard)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (clay)

Points

For each tie you split 80 points (or 90 if it's your favorite surface) into three sets like this (40-40-0)
The Doubles teams use 80 points as a base (see first star below)

Other

*If you win a tournament (besides the final FedCup) your doubles team gets to use 5 more points from that points on, forever, through seasons.

*If a country is represented more than once they will be referred to as for example Russia I, Russia II etc... in order of sign-up not rank

*If I can't find a picture of a player for results, I will use the flag of your country. This means you can basically pick any player from that country current or former, though it is preferred to use a player people would recognize.

*Keep in mind that other people may want the same country as you therefore if your not a fan of a top player from your country of choice please don't pick them. For Example, if you pick France and really like Mauresmo and not Pierce, don't pick Pierce just because she's a top French player, maybe a Pierce fan would like to play with her in their France team, use someone instead like Aurelie Vedy who is less likely to be strongly desired.

*First come first serve

*If you have questions ask​
 

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Can i join as Japan ?

Ai Sugiyama - Grass
Akiko Morigami - Hard
Erika Takao - Clay
Ayumi Morita - Indoors
 

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yep, I'll re-work the draw to get you and Israel in.
 

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Can I join as Slovenia?

Srebotnik - Hard
Pisnik - Clay
Matevzic - Grass
Zec Peskirič - Indoor

Maybe I will change later on (in a few weeks) to Klepac :shrug:
 

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Are there too many players already :(
 

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Are there too many players already :(
O no sorry, I thought I responded to your message, but I've been having troubles with wtaworld right now so it must have been one of those times I was hitting refresh 5000000 times.

Yes you can join, and about if you ever want to switch to Klepac that's fine you can do it mid-season or post-season the only difference is that if you do it mid-season she must keep the surface pref. of the player she repaces.
 

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You can play next week at Wimbledon
 

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Thanks :D Yeah, I'll see, maybe I'll change in the mid-season.No problem, the site is slow for me too :D

Can't wait to start :D
 

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Sorry, but is it possible to change Morita's favourite surface ?

I would like that her best surface is grass !
 

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sure, that's fine, I would've said no, if she was a claycourt specialist but since you haven't used her indoor adv. yet I'll let you change it.
 

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Are there only 5 tournaments in 1 season?
Not more?
That's my plan as of now. But the last FedCup tournament has several parts

PartA: World Group I 1st round / World Group II / Qualifying
PartB: World Group I 2nd round / World Group I PO / World Group II PO
PartC: FINAL

So it's a bit extensive

I'm going to see how this season turns out and there will be changes for sure, Rankings are done like FedCup so your ranking is based off of 20 tournaments (after a couple seasons) even though there are only 5 tournies per season

I may add more tournaments its just I think the final tournament is more fun than the first 4.
 

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yep, the next tournament will start around Saturday
 

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Can i join as Switzerland
Martina Hingis - Indoors
Patty Schnyder - Clay
Timea Bacsinszky - Hard
Emmanuelle Gagliardi - Grass
 
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