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This likely doesn't deserve a thread but little things like this annoy me so here you go.

For the most part when the WTA doesn't have one of the standard official shots (which props to them for this approach) they put a regular old style photos inside a bubble on the site, but for some reason the only player they opted not to do this with is Tig and to be honest they've done her so dirty with this. Surely they could've put her pic in a bubble like Kovinic. I scrolled for some time and she's the only player I can see where they've done this, and its not like she's obscure down in the 200s, she's a top 100 player.

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I’m not a fan of the heavily airbrushed profile pics but yes, poor Tig gets a not terribly flattering one!
 

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They ought to crop out a snap of her when she was arguing with the umpire in Thailand. It's clearrrrrrly out.
 

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They probably had to move through a few pages on Google to get a photo that (relatively) good to be honest.
 

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Guilty as charged Tig. Convict.
 

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They used to be worse so just be grateful for now. 🥴
 
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Poor Tig 😔

On a similar note, a few days ago I was remembering the terrible mugshots of the 2012 olympics. I hope they do something similar in Tokyo 🤭
 

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Just noticed the feature of the players pronouncing their name, that's pretty cool.
 

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Poor Tig 😔

On a similar note, a few days ago I was remembering the terrible mugshots of the 2012 olympics. I hope they do something similar in Tokyo 🤭
These were truly atrocious if I recall, but also didn’t one player get to use her glamour shot. Like if I remember correctly most had prison mugshots but the odd player had a glamour airbrushed number
 

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That is...unfortunate. They take most of the pictures at Indian Wells every year. I guess Tig was not playing that year. They were still using a random press photo of Venus from like 7 years earlier up until 2018. It's still a little bit funny just because Tig has such a, let's say 'strong' personality. This is adding to her mystique.
 

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It's ridiculous how both the WTA and ATP either use old photos or don't have any at all. When this discussion was raised last year I suggested that the tours simply ask the players to provide a standard head and shoulders shot (semi-passport/ID photo) for use on the websites. How much simpler could you get? Just about every player takes selfies and, for those that don't, they could easily get someone else to take a good photo of them instead.

Case in point from a New Zealand perspective - the photo the ATP uses for Marcus Daniell is something like seven or eight years old, from back in the days when he had long straggly hair.
 

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WTA must still be mad at her for beating Bouchard to the Istanbul title last year
 

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Poor WTA cant even afford to pay photographer for one style shot of players.
 
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Osaka also hates hers - I guess that's what they chose...[of the thousands they have of me]
 
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