Re: irish tennis
Well, she's had more success and is more committed than any other girl in Ireland at the moment. Wozniacki is an anomaly - half Polish, and has always been coached by her father, not the Danish tennis association.
As for Tennis Ireland's setup, I'm pretty sure the funding they get from the Department of Sport is pretty dismal. I mean, a big deal was made when they got 1.5 million to build some courts near DCU while there's a Ä300m soccer stadium being built in Dublin. They've made more progress in terms of professionalism in the past five years than they did in the previous 15.