Re: Should the WTA move its tournament out of Dubai, taking responsibility....
Jewish players CAN play in Dubai, AND the tournament made it clear that they could and would arrange for visa's for any Israeli national on the the tour. They will not, however, provide additional security for Peer. In additional, Peer's status may be complicated by the fact that she's in the military. However, giventhat she IS allowed toplay there, I see no reason to move the tournament away from Dubai.
On top of that, the Dubai people also own Berlin, and are, in fact, huge investors in the tour. Alienating them over nothing would be stupid.
Making IW mandatory is stupid. If IW was madatory, the whole story of the fortnight, on the women's side, would be Serena's absence as Australian Open champ. How does that do the tour any good?
The blunt truth is that Indian Wells needs to move to a different part of the schedule. The idea of scheduling it a week after OZ, and shifting TPP to the fall, is a good one.
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