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JonH comes home wrote:

Sounds like WTA will decide during us open. Riyadh seems favourite with Washington DC and Prague in the running among others. Presumably no British bids.

www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/aug/25/pegula-expresses-doubts-as-wta-considers-moving-finals-to-saudi-arabia


 Seems like the WTA saw sense  

It's Cancun 



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Coup Droit wrote:
JonH comes home wrote:

Sounds like WTA will decide during us open. Riyadh seems favourite with Washington DC and Prague in the running among others. Presumably no British bids.

www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/aug/25/pegula-expresses-doubts-as-wta-considers-moving-finals-to-saudi-arabia


 Seems like the WTA saw sense  

It's Cancun 


 Mexico here we go! Guadalajara was a success a couple of years back and also has the 1000 event in a couple of weeks. Glad they chose a decent place- outdoors or indoor courts? 



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Although it messes with travel and plans re BJK Cup in Spain so that will get criticism

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WTA finals in Cancun , Mexico , run until 5th November

BJK Cup finals in Seville, Spain, start 7th November

No direct flights from Cancun to Seville. Good work WTA guys.

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Plus a significant amount of players are Czech that will qualify for either singles or doubles.

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Apparently Saudi for next three years was planned to be announced next couple of weeks by the WTA

x.com/jon_wertheim/status/1712495050569969930

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event in Cancun and WTA, more widely, getting criticized heavily

www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/oct/30/finals-venue-chaos-is-symbolic-of-the-wtas-failings

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In front of sparse crowds, in Cancun, it looks like Jessica Pegula has won her second match with a win over Sabalenka and is through to the last 4.

The womens top 8, though, deserve more than this. What a mess.

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Steve Simon needs to resign, WTA needs new leadership with someone who can secure significant investment.

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PS - the CVC Capital investment that was announced earlier this year seemingly went cold/nowhere or isn't having much impact.

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LordBrownof wrote:

PS - the CVC Capital investment that was announced earlier this year seemingly went cold/nowhere or isn't having much impact.


 Its still going and theyre talking with the ATP also around joint rights 

https://www.cityam.com/atp-and-wta-tours-take-first-step-towards-joining-businesses-in-talks-with-cvc/

 

https://news.sky.com/story/game-set-and-match-as-cvc-clinches-150m-stake-in-womens-tennis-tour-12827846

CVC took a 20 percent stake in the WTA and as part of the deal, Steve Simon is moving up although that hasnt happened yet, I dont think? 

 

 



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I used to work with one of the partners closely, he was on my board - I offered my help but I didn't get a response LOL :)

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LordBrownof wrote:

PS - the CVC Capital investment that was announced earlier this year seemingly went cold/nowhere or isn't having much impact.




You'll see the impact of the CVC investment next year with the new calendar* and intention to create an elite group and separation between the top 30 and the rest.

* More 1000s and 500s and fewer 250s with Top 30 banned from entering 250s (unless they're one of the exceptions) in weeks where there is a 500.

-- Edited by Lambda on Wednesday 1st of November 2023 03:16:34 PM

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Nice one WTA

x.com/josemorgado/status/1719775038616809975

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Lambda wrote:
LordBrownof wrote:

PS - the CVC Capital investment that was announced earlier this year seemingly went cold/nowhere or isn't having much impact.



 


You'll see the impact of the CVC investment next year with the new calendar* and intention to create an elite group and separation between the top 30 and the rest.

* More 1000s and 500s and fewer 250s with Top 30 banned from entering 250s (unless they're one of the exceptions) in weeks where there is a 500.

-- Edited by Lambda on Wednesday 1st of November 2023 03:16:34 PM


 IMO this is a bad move. I started to review the point differential between each 100 places in the WTA ranking - I havent finished yet ( a few more months to retirement!) -  this is going to make it more difficult for our juniors to transition to seniors. Will do some more analysis unless someone else can contribute further insights?



-- Edited by Var on Wednesday 1st of November 2023 07:12:40 PM

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