We repeatedly read on this forum that 'the women's tour is in trouble', yet never really see anyone come up with any facts behind those dire proclamations. Turns out, the women's tour is doing just fine financially. They lost only one title sponsor in the recent economic crisis. NEW YORK (Reuters) – The women's tennis circuit lost only one title sponsor in 2009 despite the woes of the global economy, WTA Tour chief executive Stacey Allaster said on Monday. Allaster, head of the 36-year-old organization that runs the professional women's tour, also said that three new tournaments have been added for 2010. "Our players are delivering, the fans and sponsors, and what a time for it to come particularly during these tough economic times," Allaster told reporters at the U.S. Open. Women's Tour Shines During Tough Economic Times ******** Also interesting to read in the article that player withdrawals were down 36% since the implementation of the 'roadmap'. Maybe the men's tour should take notice? And I say that most seriously...we had 3 big retirements due to injury in the last two days at the Open. Maybe if the ATP reorganized the calendar/schedule/player commitments in similar fashion to the 'roadmap', then the players would stay healthier.