I can understand the impulse to treat the event as something "best forgotten". While I'm not a press agent or a journalist, I presume that Monica could have declined the "cover interview" mentioned above, knowing that the subject would be prominent as the anniversary approaches. As she didn't decline the interview request, or discussing the subject in general (as on the cnnsi website), I presume she CHOSE not to avoid it. Whether WE would rather remember the attack seems secondary compared to Monica's choice. Perhaps a "national apology" is NOT the best course, but one by the WTA (esp. as Monica had to fight to get her ranking back as I recall), the event organizer, or the sponsor. Again I don't know the answer. But the members of WTA World have certainly NOT avoided discussing and debating the war in Non-Tennis, unpleasant as the subject is. And as sure as Serena will still be #1 on April 30th, this and every other tennis site, ESPN Sportscenter, etc. will give the anniversary extensive coverage. I doubt we COULD avoid it then.