Team WTAworld, Senior Member
Re: 2016 Schedule
Not to mention that also having more than one WTA challenger in the same week will weaken the fields of both anyway. Plus, as you said, they restrict the top 50, and a tournament with a 125K total purse (with less doubles teams) should be stronger than one with a full doubles field and only a total purse of 100k, no?When should those tournaments should be held then?
In regular weeks there are usually 2 tournaments, and adding a 125K to those weeks will just affect the field of all 3 tournaments. WTA won't do that :sobbing: Especially sometimes you already get BYES in some International Q draws because the competition from ITFs etc. Also you have to consider the venue... or else we'll have those threads complaining about those ridiculously weak Chinese tournaments again :lol: The most feasible place in the calendar would be the second week of IW/Miami/GS, and there are 3 this year... and San Antonio is actually pretty strong in fact.
Indeed, putting it in Nov will also allow some players to vulture but if you look back and see the field in 14/15 125Ks, it's pretty much fine. It is supposed to be a bit stronger than ITF 100Ks. They also restrict the # of Top 50 players to compete so it could prevent some of the higher ranked to vulture.