A few days ago Maria Sharapova attacked the WTA saying they are "forcing" her to do a publicity shoot in Rome. Her fury hasn’t ended since, and she will continue to talk about the problem at her website and give her fans an inside look at the life of a women’s tennis player.
I am sure many of you can tell that I am just a little frustrated with a couple of tour executives who don't ever listen to the players and want to do their own thing. For a sport that has so much potential to grow and get bigger, you would think that the players voice would be important but unfortunately that's not the case. They just do whatever they want and tell us what to do and how to do it. And on top of that walk around like they're the stars.
I have tried to work with them, I have attended numerous amounts of meetings throughout the years, but they just do what they want and threaten to fine me. So since they will not listen to me, I am going to start giving my fans a behind the scenes look at life on tour…let the fun begin!
I love Maria more and more.
Haha, Maria also admitted thinking about faking a reason in order to avoid the fine for pulling out of the Qatar Telecom German Open:
I got a really bad viral infection with a big fever and that I have to get on antibiotics…how original! I know I'm always against those things, but I kind of had no other choice because I haven't been that sick in a while. Quite ironic, as a few days before that I was trying to come up with some "excuse" for pulling out of Berlin… (via Down the Line)