rules or not rules, the wta forgets it depends on the players, without the players they are nothing, who is Larry Scott?
The WTA doesn't hesitate to break its own rules when it suits them.
Problem is, they are pissing off too many players, they pissed Serena off, they pissed Capriati off, they pissed Justine off.
the WTA tour has been goind downhill for a while, and the fall is even faster since the idiot of Larry Scott is in charge (I would put him in charge of a hotdog stand). It's a matter of time before the players get really sick of it and kick the entire wta structure, and I won't drop a tear.
The WTA as it is now has to be replaced, none of the current directives should stay and the rules should be carefully re-examined. Larry Scott has to go, the people that make the schedule have to go, the people that make the rankings have to go, they can't do anything right.
Even for their marquee tournament, the wtachamps site is simply pathetic, they can't even get that right, what can you expect?
btw? can a player refuse to be in the gold exemption list?