Any update about Istanbul ???? Just saw "Sinan Erdem is ready" in TV, Is she also ready ???
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BYE ISTANBUL !!!
Thanks Tiger, for sharing the news! ;)
As I and most of you said guys, 2013 season was ended for Maria from monthes ago!
What if Maria wants to be a businessman? And work on business Instead of Tennis. :(
Expected!! and now the question is will she ever come back?
It'd be a huge DISAPPOINTMENT and SAD but I WILL NOT BE SURPRISED THAT SHE CALL IT QUIT!!!!
Yes, I am not surprised by this withdrawal. I wrote here that the mention (a few months ago) of 2013 results on frontpage (of this site) was a "bad omen". It was true, unfortunately.
That NIGHTMARE still goes on ....
Not a big surprise , we all were expecting . Long months to wait , she'll have A LOT OF TIME for recovery and OFF COURT activities .
Bye bye 2013 ....
She is definitely returning,will play a couple of exhibitions in December,then onto Brisbane,Melbourne. She's currently in Stockholm supporting her beau,who is trying to avoid 4 straight first round exits...
The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2013 will take place October 22 to October 27 and is the season-ending event of the WTA season. The Top 8 singles players and Top 4 doubles teams in the Race to Istanbul are invited to compete based on results throughout the 2013 season.
PRIZE MONEYTotal prize money for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2013 is US$6 million, awarded as follows:
Singles (all amounts in USD)Winner (if undefeated): $2,145,000Winner (if loses 1 RR match): $2,005,000Winner (if loses 2 RR matches): $1,865,000Runner-up (if undefeated in RR): $1,090,000Runner-up (if wins 2 RR matches): $950,000Runner-up (if wins 1 RR match): $810,000Semifinalist (if undefeated in RR): $591,500Semifinalist (if wins 2 RR matches): $451,500Semifinalist (if wins 1 RR match): $311,500Round Robin (if 3-0): $555,000Round Robin (if 2-1): $415,000Round Robin (if 1-2): $275,000Round Robin (if 0-3): $135,000Round Robin (if 2-0): $390,000Round Robin (if 1-1): $250,000Round Robin (if 0-2): $110,000Round Robin (if 1-0): $230,000Round Robin (if 0-1): $90,000* Alternates receive $50,000Doubles (per team) (all amounts in USD)Winners: $460,000Runners-up: $230,000Semifinalists: $115,000
RANKING POINTSWinner (if undefeated): 1,500Winner (if loses 1 RR match): 1,340Winner (if loses 2 RR matches): 1,180Runner-up (if undefeated in RR): 1,050Runner-up (if wins 2 RR matches): 890Runner-up (if wins 1 RR match): 730Semifinalist (if undefeated in RR): 690Semifinalist (if wins 2 RR matches): 530Semifinalist (if wins 1 RR match): 370Round Robin (if 3-0): 690Round Robin (if 2-1): 530Round Robin (if 1-2): 370Round Robin (if 0-3): 210Round Robin (if 2-0): 460Round Robin (if 1-1): 300Round Robin (if 0-2): 140Round Robin (if 1-0): 230Round Robin (if 0-1): 70
DoublesWinners: 1,500Runners-up: 1,050Semifinalists: 690
FORMATThe singles event at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, which features eight players, begins as a round robin event, with four players in the Red Pool and four in the White Pool. Over the first four days of competition, each player meets the other three players in their pool, with the Top 2 in each pool of four moving on to the semifinals. The first-placed player in one group meets the second-placed player in the other group, and vice versa. The winners of each semifinal meet in the championship match.
ROUND ROBIN TIE-BREAKING METHODSThe final standings of each group shall be determined by the first of the following methods that apply:1) Greatest number of wins2) Greatest number of matches played; or3) Head-to-head results if only two players are tied, or if three players are tied then:a. If three players each have the same number of wins, a player having played less than all three matches is automatically eliminated and the player advancing to the single elimination competition is the winner of the match-up of the two remaining tied players; orb. Highest percentage of sets won; orc. Highest percentage of games wonThe doubles event at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, which features four, is a single elimination draw, beginning with the semifinal round.
LOCATIONThe TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships will be held at the Sinan Erdem in Istanbul, Turkey, through 2013. It will move to the Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore for the 2014-2018 stagings.
Masha travels, here in Köln...