Good Lord I didn’t realize Venus was ranked ~1000!
Yeah, she’s definitely selfishly taking Wild Cards at big events from younger players.
She's behaving like a hobby pro.
This literally means that she isn't invested in tennis fully, like a professional as she used to do, but decides to play a match here or there, on a whim, because "it's fun". And I mean fun for her to get the attention, not the playing itself.
If this is OK with the WTA and organizers then clearly they don't respect the tour nor do they respect young players trying to get a chance to pick up points... It's meant to be a professional tour, not an exho. There are exhibition events for these kinds of hobby pros or former pros.
It's a bit like a millionaire walking into a cinema and the cinema owners tell everyone to get lost because the place is reserved for a VIP.
It's almost like that, elitism.
If she had a decent ranking and still won the occasional match then the WCs would be valid. But this is not that at all.