oh, not the WTA stuff. It is different with guys and girls on so many different levels. I'm even surprised that Princess Serena decided to even show up here. Doesn't she play majors only? anyway, why would she join Djokovic and Nadal? She always, uses power to win (not speed, not movement).
the wta stuff is try to make almost all the events combined to survive, Halle for example is going to expand facilities to make it, the rumor is that Montecarlo is going to be downgraded to 500 in favour of the new combined event in Rio, still no decision make about the surface in Rio.
Serena has defeated Sharapova and that is almost better that to win the title, Azarenka and Sharapova are against the "surface". in the presser asked about the fluo balls for next year, she showed her fluo socks and said she would love to play with fluo balls, Serena is like that.
in the meantime same day Tiriac was joking he never had a problem with colours, "I liked the blondes, the readhead, the brunettes..."
Tiriac was saying this after a meeting with Miles, De Villiers and Helfant, the absent was the current atp boss Drewett and all 3 previous atp bosses made comments supporting Tiriac. Miles, "there's not a most innovative and competent leader in tennis", "show me a person who has not make a mistake" De Villiers, "fluo balls? people should not be afraid" Helfant.
Federer: " we need to talk, not only the top 10 and see what happens, say the bad things and find soulutions, we will see what happens in Rome and Paris and sure at Wimby nobody will talk about it".
Nole and Rafa shared til last year the same PR man. in fact the man splitted with Nole after last year Madrid final (the wild celebration of Nole).
some more problems; the voluntaries at the event in revolt because they can't access main court, the website down 10 hours on tuesday and yesterday working so-so and the photographers also trying a revolt because only 30 have been granted access to the big matches.
the bottom line is that: this event has a history of trying so hard and in so many different ways to attract the media for whatever right or wrong reason that at least the media is starting to be really tired of it.
of all the european events I have been there's not another as bad as the one in the magic box. something very wrong when this week you follow the challengers in Athens, Rome and Brazil and not a circus that could be at the Caesar of Las vegas. GAME OVER. wishing Tiriac has no problems to find and move the circus to another country.
the last word: event as an example of how not to make/build/run a "new 5th" major.