Maria, do their shoot and then you shoot!

This is from mariasharapova.com, Maria speaking:

What do you think I should do?

I want all my fans to know that the WTA Tour is forcing me and several of the other top players to do a 4 hour commercial shoot for WTA Tour marketing materials. They want me to do this shoot on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday of the Rome tournament after flying 12 hours from LA. I have set my own personal rules when is comes to doing shoots and I never do shoots before tournaments because they are mentally draining and I want to just focus on my tennis. Now the WTA is telling me if I don't do this shoot they will fine me over $300,000. As you can see the WTA Tour loves to fine players. To be honest, I would love to do this and help promote the tour as much as possible, but to force me to do this shoot the day before a tier 1 tournament is just not right. I am interested in what my fans think I should do?

This is from Frank A Hilario, speaking:

Maria, I think you should do the shoot and take legal action against the WTA. $300K is already a lot of money, even if you have lots more. And, Maria, quarreling drains more energy.

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