It is my fault for saying 'stealing' - I was just interested as to why Martina had opted to go for that option, rather than entering and waiting to see what state she was in by the time the US Open came around.
I am totally for higher ranked players using wildcards to make last minute entries into tournaments, but I do feel Slams are special and it is a nice chance for up and coming players to get some experience on a big court against the big players. Having said that I would be much happier if people like Maria Sharapova, Vera Douchevina etc got wildcards into Slam main draws rather than them always going to Australian, French, British and American players. It should be a chance for youngsters who have a bright future, not youngsters who just happen to have been born in one of the four countries with Slams!!!