Or, Stop Spouting Sexist Bulls**t.
What a mess.
This is dumb.
The new, frustrating battle in tennis: the ATP vs. the WTA.
Serena Williams regained the No. 1 ranking today in Doha. This means Serena Williams is awesome. Some people want it to mean something else.
I’m not a big fan of the NFL. Or as they love to call it, the National Football League. There are plenty of reasons why:
1. My wife’s family has indoctrinated me quite effectively to love College Football. Hence, fall Saturdays are spent watching Ohio State, Penn State, and many of the other marquee match-ups that are available every week. We even end up watching something like last night’s clash between San José State and Luisiana Tech, just for the heck of it. The point here is simple: we spent all of Saturday watching football…and we’re supposed to spend Sunday doing the same thing?
I love you. I really, really do.
But we need to talk.
The WTA year is technically already over. How do I know that? Well, the WTA Year End Championships featuring the top players on tour has already been completed. A Champion has been crowned. All that is supposed to be left is Fed Cup, a team competition. Then… off-season!!
BUT NO. There’s more. Let’s look at your website:
Scheduling is hard. So hard. It’s like herding cats. In your case, across continents. Believe me, I can imagine what a nightmare it must be to schedule something like the WTA Championships. It’s a ton of work, and most of it goes unseen. Which is unfair. It’s kind of like being a referee at a pro sporting event: people only notice you when you get something wrong. The ultimate goal is to go unnoticed.
Sadly, your work during this week’s event hasn’t gone unnoticed. Far from it. It’s been the big, unnecessary elephant in the room (or more precisely, in the arena in Istanbul). Here are a couple of questions that have been flying around my head this week: