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How is the start date of ATP and WTA calendars calculated?
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How is the start date of ATP and WTA calendars calculated?
This 2017 year the first of January was on Sunday.
The same day or at most the following day, Monday 2nd of January, was the natural start date for all the first tournaments in ATP and WTA.
In ATP Brisbane, Doha and Chennai were played during week 1 of 2017
In WTA Brisbane, Shenzhen and Auckland were also played during week 1

Taking a look at the next years calendars, this is what happens:

In 2018 the 1st of January will be on Monday
In 2019 the 1st of January will be on Tuesday
In 2020 the first of January will be on Wednesday
In 2021 the first of January will be on Friday

and so on, the 1st of January shifting usually one day compared to the previous year.

I am wondering: would the ATP and WTA tournaments start always on Monday of the first full week, or they would start the 1st of January no matter if it happens by midweek?

For instance: what will happen in 2021: would Brisbane start on Friday or the following Monday, the 4th of January?
What are the criteria that are used to set the starting date of ATP and WTA calendars?
06-Apr-2017 06:37 AM
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