About the finances - I don't know if she is receiving some help from our tennis federation, but I wouldn't bet on it based on what I've read in interviews so far. I also don't know if there's even possibility of her receiving something from LTA, since she's not a native, but who knows.
Basically what her fater said is that he took out a big bank loan and has been paying it back for several years now (he is a business man), but that each year costs them up to around 200 000 euros (260 000 USD), but also that they've signed a contract with a certain British investor. Still, it might be the case that her traveling costs are covered by sponsors (Nike, Yonex), which would mean that playing in Asia could be cheaper for her since accomodation and other costs in third world countries are waaaaaay lower than the Western European equivalents.
I wouldn't say he is "just whining" cause sending your kid to make a career in tennis is risky business (one injury could end it all) and tennis is one of the most expensive sports out there. Of course, if you make it, it can also be one of the most rewarding.
Bullshit it costs 200,000 Euros a year
Although agree with you on all your points
I mean, a year at Henin's academy for example is 36,000 full time plus boarding
It's good that she's gotten an investor
There is now way they could survive if Donna is costing 200 a year as he does not seem to be ridiculously wealthy. And she wouldn't get more than 20 from her sponsors
They must be paying for travel, and what types of tickets are they buying
I just think that it must be simply reckless to spend that much because I know someone who was ranked in the 480 range (CH) and she said that on average including airfares and accommodation, she was spending about 24 Grand a year and she was travelling to Africa, Europe and Asia, along with the Australian 25Ks each year.