that's why I kept my mouth shut for all that time. I mean this. c'mon, she is pro tennis player and makes her own choices. I am happy she came tru and is playing tennis again. it's not easy to come back after you have had enough of tensions. also she needed some rest after all coming back after an injury and taking a month off is nothing that should be called unprofessional.
if the alleged rift with the sponsor is true (based on rumour, not fact), it is definitely unprofessional to let this matter ruin kaia's uso prospects and a chance to break into top 10. sadly the incompetence of her background forces reflects on kaia.
note that it's almost two months off since wimbledon, and yes, while i agree about having to take a break, etc., i find it ill-advised not get any match-play experience before a slam IF she's fit to play. the girl has potential to win a slam. she's 28 and in the shape of her life. not showing up for events where she could get some valuable match-play experience (and no points to defend) because of a feud in her back office is not smart.
i am sure she wants to call her own shots. dammit, she SHOULD be calling her own shots -- it's her life and career -- but i wonder if she has perhaps signed some stupid sponsorship agreement that enables a third party intervene a bit too much? my own view is if sponsors become a hassle (and it seems to be the case), drop them and get on with it. she did pretty well on her own last time around. kaia's got so many supporters in estonia, she can surely sign up new sponsors if need be.
of course i wish her well; have been a big fan since she appeared as a promising junior and continue being one despite the circumstances.