Starting next year, Sony Ericsson WTA Tour players will have to pay for some of their medical time-outs. If a player seeks treatment in excess of what the tour decides is enough times (six or seven medical time-outs per season) she will have to pay for it. At small tournaments, she will pay something in the range of $100, and at big ones like the Sony Ericsson Open, she will pay something around $500. There will be no medical fees levied at the four major tournaments.
Regardless of what one thinks of this plan, perhaps we can all agree that Peter Johnston needs a metaphor time-out, and he should probably pay a fee.