Re: Top ten players in Tier III/IV events
There's nothing wrong with it. If she thinks this is better preparation for the YEC, then she should do it. And in the end, she kept her commitments from earlier this year and didn't bail despite being the reigning Wimbledon champ/USO semifinalist. If she withdrew from these events and decided to play Stuttgart, people would be criticizing her for that! There's no love on WTAW. Sometimes people need to be quiet and just be happy to see the top names playing anywhere at all, especially considering all the injuries and pull-outs in the last few years.
It's also really great for the fans in these cities to see a huge name and for the rest of the field to get to have the experience of playing Venus Williams.