I totally agree. Its quite honestly ridiculous being held in Doha. I can imagine that some 10k matches have had more spectators than we have seen this week. Don't mind where it should go to as long as it brings in big crowds of tennis fans and is given justice as a tournament for the best players in the world.
Seriously they pay well.
The WTA prefers bigger paychecks than bigger crowds even if they are playing in misogynistic countries. Its good business policy and good for the players who get a share of the increased prize money.
If you're not paying for something, then you're the product.
So in the old days the women could not play according to people on this board but they always had a full house in Japan, Chicago. Eastbourne or at MSG in New York. How is that possible. When Chris Evert retired in 1989 she played lots of exhibition matches against Martina Navratilova, some of them before 16000 spectators!!