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    WTA week of 4/5; Charleston 500 & Bogota 250

    Back on clay this week. Charleston draw pdf 64-line draw, 8 R1 byes, Bertens has already withdrawn. Barty/Kenin/Kvitova/Bencic/Muguruza are top 5. Bogota draw pdf This draw is weak. SST & Tauson are the two most interesting names to me.
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    WTA week of 3/15; St. Petersburg 500 & Monterrey 250

    St. Petersburg draw 5 of the 8 seeds are home countrywomen. This tourney likely won't get much discussion here. Monterrey draw Sloane is top seed (for a round anyway), & plenty of the names from Guadalajara are obviously here too. #4 Bouzkova has withdrawn. Genie gets Lin Zhu to start...
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    2021 WTA week of 3/1; Doha & Lyon

    WTA site is even more useless than normal right now, draw pdfs aren't up. Garbine/Aryna in R2 is just silly. Kudermetova is no walkover though. Lyon draw Genie is back, gets Sasnovich in R1.
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    2021 WTA Adelaide

    Sheesh, no one bothered with a thread? Draw pdf R2 underway, Barty/Collins on now, Danielle up a set.
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    2021 dueling WTA 500s, Gippsland & Yarra, 1/30-2/6

    This is going to be fun. Simultaneous 54-player tourneys at Melbourne Park, top 10 have R1 byes in both. Play starts in about 4.5 hours (6:30 Eastern). Gippsland draw pdf Simona/Naomi/Elina/Aryna are top 4, Iga is 6. Yarra's draw pdf is broken on the WTA site, so here's a pic...
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    2021 WTA 500 Abu Dhabi

    We're back, kids! Main draw action starts in about 3 hours with DasKa vs Q. Wang. 64-player field, over $68K to the winner. Draw pdf Sofia/Elina/Karolina/Aryna are top 4 seeds, Garbine slides in at 5. Anisimova vs Gauff would have been a fun R1, but Amanda is out with illness. Let's do this...
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    2020 WTA Linz

    32-player International on hard. Last WTA tourney until mid-December. Sabalenka/Mertens/Yastremka/Alexandrova are top 4 seeds. Zvonareva is the most notable WC. Draw pdf Monday's OoP
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    2020 WTA Ostrava Open

    Last Premier tourney on the calendar. 28-player field, 4 R1 byes (Svitolina, Ka. Pliskova, Sabalenka, Azarenka). Kr. Pliskova, Ostapenko, Siniakova get WCs. Draw pdf Monday’s OoP
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    2020 WTA Strasbourg

    30-player International, two R1 byes (Bertens & Svitolina). Pliskova is out due to Rome. Burel, Teichmann, & Pavs have already won. Draw pdf Monday’s OoP
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    World Team Tennis 2020

    Starts this Sunday at 11:00a Eastern on ESPN2, Orlando Storm v. Springfield Lasers. All matches will be at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Full schedule with a bunch of televised matches on ESPN2 & CBSSN. https://wtt.com/schedule/
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    WTA week of 2/10; St. Petersburg (Premier) & Thailand

    Bet this thread will be jumpin'. 60 ladies on hard courts before Dubai. St. Petersburg draw Bencic/Bertens/Kvitova/Konta are top 4 with R1 byes; Kiki & Petra won last 2 years. Sakkari v. Diatchenko will be easy on the eyes. Hua Hin draw Svitolina/Martic/Wang Q./Zheng are top 4, no byes...
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    2020 Fed Cup

    New format this year, 12 nations will compete in the Finals in April on clay in Budapest. The qualifying rounds are this Friday & Saturday. Wiki link that explains the changes Fed Cup link with all the matchups USA plays Latvia in Washington state. Sofia/Serena/Riske/Gauff/BMS
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    2020 WTA week 2; Adelaide (Premier) & Hobart

    Last two warmups before Melbourne. Adelaide basically replaces Sydney from years past. Adelaide draw Barty & Simona get byes, Petra has withdrawn. Play is underway now. Hobart draw Mertens/Garbine/Rybakina/Zhang are top 4. CiCi Bellis also gets to play.
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    2020 WTA opening week; Brisbane (Premier), Shenzhen, & Auckland

    Three pretty fun tourneys, all 32-player fields on hard. Brisbane draw Most of the big names are here. Barty & Karolina are top two, Maria gets a WC. Auckland draw Someone named Serena is supposedly entered, plays Kuzy first. Shenzhen draw This one is already underway, Mertens has...
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    WTA week of 7/29; San Jose (Premier) & Washington DC

    Seems odd that the Premier tourney has 4 fewer players. San Jose draw Svitolina/Sabalenka/Mertens/Anisimova are top 4 with R1 byes. BMS & CoCo both return to singles action after long injury layoffs. Buzarnescu is defending champ, gets Kasatkina in R1. Washington DC draw...
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    WTA week of 7/15; Bucharest & Lausanne, Switzerland

    Both clay Internationals. Bucharest draw Sevastova is top seed, Cirstea leads 8 Romanians. Simona will likely stop by to say hi. Lausanne draw Goerges/Garcia/Cornet/Buzarnescu are top 4. Genie already lost after holding a MP on serve.
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    WTA week of 6/17; Birmingham & Mallorca

    Two pretty decent grass tourneys this week, a Premier in Birmingham & an International in Mallorca. Birmingham draw Naomi/Ash/Karolina/Elina are top 4. Hopefully the rain doesn’t cause too much havoc. Barty gets Vekic in R1 if Donna doesn’t withdraw. Mallorca draw...
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    RG R3: Serena v. Kenin

    Last match on Chatrier tomorrow (Saturday). Good write-up on how Sofia/Sonya has reached this point.
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    WTA week of 5/19; Strasbourg & Nurnberg

    Both clay Internationals already underway on Sunday. Strasbourg draw Barty/Sabalenka/Q. Wang/Garcia top 4. Aryna & Wang already won R1. Nurnberg draw Putintseva/Siniakova/Tomljanovic/Riske top 4. Two retirements already (Jakupovic & Lapko). Will this thread get to 20 posts?
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    2019 WTA week of 4/8; Bogota & Switzerland

    Not exactly the most exciting week on Tour, but hey, it's tennis. Bogota draw There are 5 LLs, not sure I've ever seen that before. International on clay, Ostapenko is top seed, Schmiedlova is defending champ & next highest remaining. Lugano, Switzerland draw Zero withdrawals here, hometown...
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    IW R3: Serena v. Garbine

    Starting now on TC & ESPN3. Serena is -265.
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    IW R2: Serena v. Vika

    Starting now on TC. Serena is -210.
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    2019 WTA week of 2/25; Acapulco & IW Challenger

    Acapulco is a 32-player International on hard courts. Draw pdf Sloane/Collins/Vekic/Buzarnescu are top 4 seeds. The Indian Wells Challenger is a 48-player 125K tourney. Draw pdf Wang/Riske/Lapko/Mladenovic are top 4. Long fall for Miss Kiki.
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    2019 WTA Dubai - Premier 5

    Starts in a little over 7 hours. TC has coverage here in the States at 2:00a Central. 56-player field, 8 R1 byes. Draw pdf Naomi/Petra/Simona/Karolina/Angie/Bertens/Sabalenka are the top 8 with byes. Garbine v. Yastremska & Caroline v. Sam are a couple interesting R1 matches. Wednesday OoP
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    2019 WTA Qatar Total Open - Premier

    32-player draw, four R1 byes. Four qualie matches still to be played, Strycova/Al Nabhani is the only R1 match today. Draw pdf Simona/Karolina/Angie/Elina get the byes. Barty was scheduled to play Martic, but Martic withdrew. Barty then withdrew after her long Fed Cup weekend, breaking up...
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    2019 Fed Cup

    Starts Saturday, February 9. Czechs are the defending champs. Some early tidbits... Petra is out for the Czechs. Karolina/Siniakova/Krejcikova/Vondrousova will get them started against Simona & Romania. Svitolina & Yastremska out for Ukraine supposedly after “unreasonable financial...
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    2019 AO Women's Round 2: Serena vs Genie

    7:00 pm Melbourne time, 2:00 am US Central time on ESPN2. Serena is -715, Genie is +490. Discuss.
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    New WTA season; Auckland, Brisbane, Shenzhen

    Let's do this thing. The draw pdfs... Auckland Brisbane Shenzhen Brisbane has Svitolina/Naomi/Sloane/Petra/KP. Auckland is headed by Caro, & a R1 matchup of Vika v. Venus. Sabalenka/Garcia/Jelena/Wang/Maria lead Shenzhen.
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    WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai

    Pretty good lineup, & we actually get to watch it on TC here in the States! Starts Monday night/Tuesday morning @ 1:00a Central. Four groups of three. Draw pdf
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    WTA week of 7/30; San Jose (Premier) & Washington DC

    We kick off the North American hard court season with a couple decent tourneys. The long-time Stanford stop has now moved south to San Jose. San Jose draw pdf Garbine/Keys/Venus/Mertens are the top 4 seeds & get R1 byes. Serena is 6 v. Konta in R1, Garbine should get Vika in R2. Keys is the...
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