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ణexi - RETIRED asked in SportsTennis · 1 decade ago

Year-End Championships (BALI) question?

Ok so how did these players not get qualified for Bali:

Flavia Pennetta

Li Na

Nadia Petrova

Sybille Bammer

Roberta Vinci

im so confused, and i know almost everything there is to know about tennis

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    Okay, so the Road to Bali is all about INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS. There are different types of tournaments, they changed in 09 (they used to be Tier I, II, etc). Now they are Grand Slam, Premier 5, Premier Madatory, Premier, and International. International Tournaments are like Tier III and IV, but in order to get the players more involved with the WTA, and give the lower ranked players more time to shine, the WTA decidedd to create the Year End Bali Championships. Flavia Pennetta did win an International Tournament this year, however, she decided to not compete in the event, because of her participation in the Fed Cup. Li Na and Nadia Petrova did NOT win International Tournaments. And Bammer and Vinci did, however, only the top 10 ranked players who win International Tournaments are allowed to compete, + 2 wild cards that the tournament selected.

    Hope I helped

    :)

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