i find this very weird, especially in Australia, from where the flights are so expensive, to not give some support to these girls who are at decent level, so they could play another season representing the country
good that at least Olivia Rogowska used her WC and won a round
she's such a nice person
regarding TA website, i'll never forget how they were looking for professional journalists to volunteer as press office crew at TA's events, incl. AO, where the reward would be "meeting top players". They probably also looked for volunteer designers and programmers, which resulted in finding a highschool geek kid of average level.
regarding ITF, yes, their income comes from slams and it also comes from selling rights to the bookmakers to livescore the events. i really think they're keeping deal with the bookmakers to force players into being in such dreadful financial conditions that they're more prone for fix/tank temptations, which normally they wouldn't do. i know it sounds slanderous but i have no other explanation; otherwise something would have been done about it already; it's not like tennis experts haven't been metioning it all the time in the last years anytime some Panfil shows up here or there