That was a very good post.
Too many stupid rules dictated by the money. I know the sponsors want some top players for their tournaments, but is it really that necessary to prevent them from playing certain other tournaments? Shouldn't it be their own choice? I mean, it's only the best 16 that count, and the top tier are always gonna play the PM's and P5's, even if they "whore" the MM's.
The WTA has to deal with sponsors, directors, tournament owners, the ITF, management companies, and star players.
Its a lot of juggling, and they cant do whatever they want. Some tournaments would rather pay a star $300,000, and only give the winner $35,000.
Plus management groups want a lot of power, as you can see with ATP not accepting $800,000 from IW.
For a star player, like Serena or Maria, if they dont want to play, they take a 0. Vika chose to play one match and not take a zero.
The WTA wants some say in whats going on, and its impossible to let each player have total freedom