For many years, many of us have enjoyed virtual betting on tournaments, and have watched our virtual cash pile up and then fade away. But no more. The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour has decided that a very popular women's tennis forum can no longer use the term "WTA" in its name (though it has been part of that name for years), and can no longer sponsor virtual betting.
Applying logic, one would think that--whatever the objection was to virtual betting--it would be a moot point once the "WTA" word was removed, but apparently not.
I liked virtual betting, even though I did not participate that much. I would bet now and then on different players, but it was Patty Schnyder who made realize the meaning of the term "easy come, easy go." I think I won more money from her matches than I lost, though. It was fun, and now some unknown attorney has taken my fun away.