That would be impossible now..she has won a *cough* tier 3 and a tier 2 by default..has entered a tier 3 next week, which was called a money hungry, desperate grab for points tournament last year by the more vulgar williams fans..so her career seems to be definately on the slides
Reguardless..last year it was described by *cough* certain fans as a money grabbing, desperate grab for points tournament.....now the only difference I see between this year and last is Martina played it last year and Venus is playing it this year. All of a sudden it has credibility....you can almost sink in it couldn't you
Yeah, Adrian-I remember that. Im not much of a Hingis fan, but I remember Martina saying she did it for cultural reasons, she wanted to visit that area, and she just loved being at that tournament. I thought to myself, Isn't that what matters most?
So, yeah, now it has a bit more prestige, and I wonder why? It had more prestige because Martina was NOT afraid to play it, she raised awareness of tennis in other areas. So Martina was a pioneer of sorts for that tournament.