So what? I don't get why TF is so intent on defending and upholding mediocrity. What do Pliskova/Svitolina continuing to take up space in the Top 10 have to do with the reality they can't win Slams, or PMs. I mean, in an era where it's literally like an Oprah Winfrey gif: "you get a Slam, and you get a Slam, and YOU get a Slam!" The fact they haven't even looked close kind of reflects on their averageness, which people are all too willing to dismiss when they vulture another Premier title nobody cares about.No, it's max one MM every 6 months, as in they can't play more than two every season so you know, they don't try to vulture them.
It's pretty unfortunate what's happening with Svitolina so far this season, I hope it will pass because the tour needs consistent players that keep their top 10 spot for years and years. Right now for the last 3+ years that's only been Halep, Pliskova and her, and losing her would mean we'd only have two players who've been there since at least 2017.
You deserve what you get and get what you deserve. Who is more deserving of a top10 than her? Geez. And I don't really care for her like that.Looks like anyone beats Svity these days. Too bad she has so many points from the second half of the season, she doesnt deserve the top10 ranking.
Any tournament director paying attention saw that she can't draw any crowd whatsoever. Throwing money at her is a bad investment right now.Perhaps Dubai was already on her mind - still, nobody wants to see any top player put in a fair weather performance just to pass time & pick up appearance fees.
Great win for Hibino. She often thrives in the Asian MM events.
Who is forcing them to play MMs? I can’t recall Pliskova playing any apart from Prague and that random Doubles appearance in Seoul last year. Simona also only played Shenzhen in recent years.WTA has to end that nonsense forcing top players to play MM , or they way the rankings are done . All they (the players) seem to care about is the $$$ they get from events to participate , the 280 points if they win it probably won't count in their ranking anyway so why bother .Results in flops and withdrawals and "not care enough to try my best" every single time ...
congrats to Hibino on taking that chance