How refreshing to get a sensible answer to the "Is the season too long?" question.
It seems to me that players suffer from 'burn-out' primarily from greed. Admittedly, some of them are or have been exploited,(Dokic), but they are not forced to enter 30 tournaments per year.
"Smashnova" is a great name for tennis. It would be a shame to lose it. She even became the unofficial "mascot" for ESPN2's old "SportSmash" because of it.
And I agree about the player scheduling. One article recently pointed out that many of the players complaining about the length of the season, and how tired they are, are scheduled for exhibitions in the offseason.