Originally Posted by Jacey
WTA has a grudge against Masha
It may have been 2008, thereabouts anyway, The WTA wanted Pova to spend the Saturday before W, I am pretty sure it was W but it could have been RG, in a promotional shoot for their "Hero" campaign, the one with the phone calls... Pova had a hissie fit about it saying she just didn't do day-long photoshoots or promotional work or parties or anything but tennis preparation the Saturday before a Major. They eventually compromised on an hour and Pova's part was sitting in the back seat of a car placing a phone call...
Before that, Pova was the WTA Poster Girl, her pics all over the site, stories about her accomplishments featured prominently, etc and so forth. Since then, the WTA has given minimal exposure to Pova: including her results in articles about other players, showing pics of her opponents in articles about her matches. Stuff like that. This was somewhat covered up by Pova's shoulder injury escapade, her resultant absence and lackluster performances in 2009 and 2010.
But even this year with her steady climb in the rankings and some very good results, Pova get a lot more shade than shine from the WTA. Can they keep that up if she wins W?