If martina wanted to win a match or two in singles, the Nasdaq draw would have been a good option. It was much weaker than amelia island.
Perhaps she should have just sucked it up, and played.
The request for a press conference doesn't seem that unreasonable, and an autogaph session is not a big deal.
I might have had an issue with is the NASDAQ suite thing. Sounds too corporate.......
On the other hand, a big marquee name like martina, in a 128 draw should not come with any riders attached.
For the organizers, not to just count their blessings is kinda bad form. And considering the number of big names who didn't play, I bet the organizers were kicking themselves.
I guess in the end every one lost..... Fans, tourny and martina.
Come to think of it how the hell does that happen, doesn't navratilova have representitives to set the organizers straight and tell them what she willing to do and negotiate?