Re: Jessica Moore
Interesting article. Reinforces the fact that tennis athletes even at this level in Australia cannot make ends meet trying to compete and build their ranking and expertise. As a grand slam nation that rake sin millions for the AO, more funds could be allocated to tennis athletes showing promise. And put the Pro Tours in the capital cities which are easier for all to get to, (ie fly in and out without another 7-9 hour commute journey), with more competitive accommodation options rather than limited facilities in the regions where the price gets driven up by the event. This would make it more economical or viable to compete in tennis and limit the amount of talent that gives the sport up. Tennis athletes in Asian countries (eg Japan, Korea) can also get sponsorships to help fund their costs but this is non existent in Australia.