Originally Posted by tennis5
I guess Serena shouldn't play either.
Smacks of a lawsuit.
What is the basis of the lawsuit? If you don't want to follow their rules, don't take their money. It is not like she still can't play in tournaments. She can still play in as many as she wants just like anybody else. The USTA just pulled funding for them. I am sure there are plenty of nonfunded players that would be glad to get money from the USTA if all they had to do was stay in shape.
BTW Serena is a perfect example of how you can develop and do whatever you want (like skip junior tournaments) outside of the USTA.