I’m sorry but I’m going to be the one to say out loud what we’re all thinking. The WTA championships in Istanbul is a turkey (get it? ha!).
No Serena, no Venus, no Kim. Now Maria Sharapova has pulled out. Caroline Wozniacki has still not won a Slam, but during the event she was recognized as the year-end No. 1 for the second consecutive year. Then she lost yet another round robin match and was booted from the tournament.
C’mon, this is the best of the WTA tour?
No, the best part is that the WTA says they are in negotiations to combine their year-end championship with the ATP.
Can you picture some ATP board meeting somewhere where executives are pounding their fists on the table screaming, ‘We’ve got to make this merger happen — and fast! It’s not enough that we have Novak, Rafa and Roger, we need Agniez-however-you-spell-it Radwanska and Li Na or Na Li and Petra Kvitova to get more fans in the gate! Our product is not complete until we merge our championships!”
I guess that is what WTA head Stacey Allister is thinking is going on across the table.
Are you kidding?
The WTA turkey is just in time for Thanksgiving in the U.S., and I’m giving thanks that this purple and lime green-courted nightmare on the Tennis Channel is almost over. Give the trophy to Victoria Azarenka or whoever is giving the loudest orgasm impression and put the 2011 season to rest. Hope for a return for Serena and Venus and Kim next year. That is your only saving grace.
As Serena Williams tweeted the other day, “OH MY GOD u can’t wait to start playing tennis again next season. I’m so ready!!!!”
As are we Serena.
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