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WTA Tour Announces 2004 Season Schedule
July 22, 2003


Indian Wells and Miami scheduled a week later; Scottsdalea combined event with the ATP;
Acura Classic upgraded to Tier I

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The WTA Tour announced today its 2004 season schedule, which features several key date changes and tournament improvements.

The Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif. (the week of March 8) and the NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami, FL. (the week of March 22), both 10-day events, will start a week later than in 2003. The State Farm Women’s Tennis Classic in Scottsdale, AZ (the week of March 1) will be a combined one-week event with the ATP. The Acura Classic in San Diego (the week of July 26) will be upgraded from Tier II status to Tier I and will expand its stadium. It also will be played a week later than in 2003.

There will be three new tournament locations in 2004, in addition to the Olympic Games in Athens (the week of Aug. 9). The Bol tournament moves to Cincinnati, OH (the week of Aug. 16) and Helsinki moves to Stockholm (the week of Aug. 2). The VUB Open in Bratislava (the week of Oct. 18), which is on hiatus this season, returns next season and will be held in a new stadium.

“This schedule reflects the growth and international scope of women’s professional tennis,’’ WTA Tour CEO Larry Scott said.

The 2004 Tour schedule is comprised of 60 tournaments in 31 countries, and includes 10 Tier I tournaments, 16 Tier II tournaments, 16 Tier III tournaments, 7 Tier IV tournaments and 6 Tier V tournaments.

The 2004 season kicks off the week of Jan. 5 with the Uncle Tobys Hardcourts in Gold Coast, Australia and the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, and concludes with the WTA Tour Championships presented by Porsche at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles the week of Nov. 8.
 

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That's all they gave. :rolleyes:
 

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Indian Wells & Miami NOT a week later
if they were a week later then they would be taking place on March 15 and March 29 respectively :eek:

Its all due to the Calendar changes that occurs every few yrs

next yr there will be an extra week between Wimbledon and the US Open.
 

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lucky they have the extra week for the Olympics
, or else it would be one big headache
 

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Cookie Box said:
Ok so during the summer it's:

Stanford (Tier 2)
LA (Tier 2)
San Diego (Tier I)
Montreal (Tier I)
Olympics
Olympics
New Haven (Tier II)
US Open

What will happen is that the Montreal tournement will be very weak.
I think the first week of the Olympics is only opening ceremonies, so, a week off.
 

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VeNuS FoReVeR said:
I think the first week of the Olympics is only opening ceremonies, so, a week off.
My guess is that it's a 10 / 11 days tournement with a 64 players draw.

New Haven and Stanford will also be weak I suspect.

It's stupid for San Diego to upgrade for a Tier I because I'm sure most players would have played anyway even if it has stayed a Tier II.
 

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I was just bad repped for posting this schedule.

:lol:

:rolleyes:
 
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