When an authoritarian figure charged with the responsibility of an entire tour acts in ways that are detrimental to the tour one has to wonder, why?
Trumping – the act of denigrating or intentionally destroying another in an effort to promote oneself, prosper, avoid public shaming or simple incompetence.
Tennis is a unique sport. Lacking a commissioner or union, it is too easy for those in power to abuse the players and the sport. In post after post, this site has pondered the future of the sport, especially the WTA Tour. In the nearly two years since replacing Stacy Allaster, Steve Simon has made comments and changes which clearly have not benefited the tour, from his lack of action on the WTA Calendar to the bungling of the television rights. Simon lacks good PR and more importantly good decision-making. How many more times will he have to put the sport and the players’ livelihood in jeopardy before they ‘resist’ in meaningful and lasting ways. The women, regardless of their age, residence or status, must organize and rebel before it is all lost!
For more check out:
- Fan Series: Game, Set and Match
- To the Victor Belongs The Spoils
- Privilege Exemplified: Maria Sharapova’s Road to Redemption
- Will Haggerty’s Proposal Improve Our Davis Cup Experience?