I am not sure it really would. In many people's eyes it is up to the player to sort their own careers out, not rely on the WTA telling them they are underachieving, sort it out or we will take such and such privilege away. There is also another side to this, due to it's subjectivity you would occasionally be wrong. Lets say (I'll use this as someone brought it up a few pages ago) they went to Sharapova a few years ago and criticised her, telling her you are underachieving. You would fall out with many players if you operated like this, Sharapova could turn around now and say you know what I won't be in your 40-love campaign. The WTA doesn't want to feud with its own players, it wants to keep everyone happy.
You also kind of overstate Caroline's importance. I know I have said they invested a lot in building Caro as the next big superstar, but she's not indispensable. Someone else will always come along to fill that void in the WTA's eyes. It's not like they need Caroline to be at the top of the game for them to be successful. The WTA will be around for longer than any one player will.
Everywhere there are some people who maximise their potential, others who don't. Some people work hard, others not so hard.
You expressed yourself better in this post,but you contradicted yourself greatly,too.On the one hand,you claim that it would be very harmful to alienate players then,in the next paragraph,you admit one of my key points--that those players aren't irreplaceable.Your Masha example is quite poor,too;I don't recall ANYone accusing Maria of loafing during her struggles.It was crystal clear that she was merely adjusting to the changes in her game.
Keep in mind,I'm not pushing for all players to have Serena-like intensity;as we both know,that's impossible.However,I wouldn't say that Vinci had Serena's level of determination,yet she is a professional who almost always shows up to work and doesn't cheat the fans out of their ticket payments...and that basic,professional attitude is something that CAN be enforced: Either get your shit together(whether it be Caro or anyone else),or we'll replace you in our promos with someone who gives a damn....not too difficult.AYE would appreciate it...it looks like poster Marineblue would appreciate it,based on his/her post from the previous page...and LOTS of hardworking men and women would appreciate the WTA's newfound commitment to excellence
.....And NOW I'm going to have a roast beef feast,so seeya later!(lol)
WTA suffering from Dementieva withdrawal, a lack of true queens
Congrats on Number Three, Kim! We need more of you
in this world
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