Serena Williams has announced her 2015 season is over. And that means she won’t play one of the biggest WTA events on the year, the WTA Finals in Singapore scheduled for the end of this month.
Last month, in response to Andy Murray’s thought to bypass the ATP Finals in London to focus on the Davis Cup, the ATP said that all players who qualify for the Finals must play.
Serena has qualified for the WTA Finals and she’s not withdrawing with any specific injury. So what will the WTA do to their biggest star?
And with CEO Stacy Allaster stepping down, how will this Serena issue be handled?
According to one account on twitter, Serena could face a fine of over $1 million (not a lot for Serena).
How it stacks up for Serena: Exhibition Rule – $100,000 ACES Rule – $75,000 Compensation Rule – $1,000,000 A potential 'fine' of $1,175,000
— WTA Info (@WTAStats) October 1, 2015
WTA President Micky Lawler said: “Serena’s health has to be her number one priority. The risk of injury is a reality in the world of elite athletic performance. We will miss seeing Serena on court in Singapore and wish her a speedy recovery. We have a superb line-up of top players already qualified, and still in contention for qualification, at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, so fans can expect more outstanding, world class competition on the court again this year.”
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