Okay,the WTA p.r. department is a Bullshit Express Train that makes NO STOPS and continues running w/o end
.Instead of featuring CSN's continued clay-court form,Vinci's comeback win in front of the home fans,or young Stephens' win over Italian fave Flavia,they chose to pretend that Jovanovski played some awesome tennis to beat one of the sport's elite(as the match summary headline).Any straightshooting blue-collar worker would ask him/herself,"Who in the hell are these pathetic assclowns?And why should I watch ANY sport that insults my intelligence with such absurd propaganda crap?" Just to clarify,the CORRECT way to treat this 'amazing upset' would be to summarize it as an uneventful,ho-hum result--as ANY non-inbred tennis fan knows that this was,given Caro's current horrible form.An honest report would be,"...and Bojana Jovanovski defeated #10 seed Caroline Wozniacki(insert score here)..."---NOTHING more than that!If Bojana truly HAD displayed some compelling tennis to complete a comeback against a reasonably in-form seeded player,then THAT would be different.
What does any of this have to do with Caro's welfare??Well,many of you have mentioned Adidas' worries over Caro's results,and why shouldn't the WTA have a similar,long-term view??It's true that they can't FORCE her to care or give her the intensity of a driven,elite player,but there's no reason why they can't at least politely TALK with talented,underachieving players.Essentially,they could have some ex-player on staff--someone she couldn't bullshit--have a chat with Caro(or any similar player),expressing concern over her HUGE loss of form and apparent disinterest.If she offered some sort of halfway-plausible explanation,perhaps a pledge to find a new coach with an impressive resume' if she didn't improve by RG's end,then the WTA staffer could pledge continued support in whatever means possible.If she basically gave a snotty,bitchy reply that it was HER life and none of their business how she played,then they could respond,by their actions,'Well,fuck YOU,too!',making her a USSR-style non-person who got ZERO photo exposure aside from whatever the independent media provided.
There a couple things that barely exist,or don't exist AT ALL,in the WTA,and they include: Integrity;an atmosphere that encourages professionalism;and sincere respect for intellignt,hard-working,ticket-paying fans.Most of all,the 'A' in WTA most DEFINITELY doesn't stand for Accountability.I haven't seen any other sport with such colossal waste of talent where the so-called leaders just sit around either masturbating or plugging their thumbs up their asses.Not only do they not do jack shit to stop the wasted potential that would've greatly raised the quality of the on-court product,they actually ENCOURAGE the worst slackers by pretending that there's nothing wrong with their abysmal performances
.I wish that Roger Goodell,Peter Ueberroth or the late Bart Giammatti--seance,anyone?
--knew something about tennis;we'd see a MUCH healthier sport if one of them were running things