There's no easy solution. They either withdraw before the tournament or tank early to secure the bonus pool prize money. The WTA is scratching that next year which is an interesting move.I can see why Barty withdrew, but this is the second time in a row she has done that the week before a slam, and her third tournament in the past five to do that. Sevastova is pretty notorious for withdrawing. These players are not alone because it is a WTA-wide culture (my favorite is one of the worst), but the WTA desperately needs to do something about this habit because it is getting absolutely ridiculous. And I agree that the "get in the car and drive to Eastbourne" comment is also a bad look, although at least she entertained that possibility when many others wouldn't even do that.