Originally Posted by Rtael
uhm...wtf? top 5 players can ony play Tier II and Tier I? The WTA will never impose rules like this because the players would never agree...nor the tournaments...it's a very stupid rule
First, it's NOT a very stupid rule, a rule to be stupid has to be a rule first and there isn't such a rule, at least not like this.
Second, the top 5 are currently NOT allowed to play tier 3 or below events when there is a higuer tier event the same week, the WTA makes exceptions some times (like allowing Hingis to play Doha to promote the tournament).
I don't see that Justine or Kim should be playing Rossmalen or Venus Gold coast, or Kim Luxembourg.
Justine this year didn't play Gold Coast, is not playing Rossmalen, so in fact she isn't playing any tier 3 event.
Serena has not played a tier 3 in a very long time, Venus played Gold Coast last year but she normally doesn't.
Kim would be playing Rossmalen and Luxembourg which IMO sholdn't be allowed, it was ok when she was outside the top 5, but now?, she doesn't need those points, she doesn't need the money, she doesn't need matches, give other players the chance to win.