What legal grounds would they have to do so...It also goes to show you're conflating a response from tournament directors to tour managers. It was the tournament directors imposing fines on Osaka, not the tour. Never mind that the men and women have separate tours...
Yes, I DID know believe it or not that there were separate tours, so maybe the tournament directors should perhaps drop the requirement for these press conferences.
Problem solved, make it a choice thing.
I suspect 'big sport' won't like that however.
Hey, one can only assume when one claims to not follow a sport that one may not be educated to some of the nuances...
Maybe they can drop the requirements assuming that doesn't conflict with media sponsorship, but the problem was she tried to reneg (for reasons that still appear contradictory but whatever at this point) on an obligation she made post facto that has down the line implications for the tournament (and other players) as it was currently being held. Since you clearly have strong convictions about it, I'm all ears about your suggested alternative to promotion that benefits the players and the tournament on the whole. I'd also like to hear how you would suggest a tour or tournament sanction a player for activities done outside of the terms of their contract.
The only conviction on this I have is that Big Sport, over the past few years, seems to be forever having crisis of their own making, UEFA, IOC, in the UK the FA, in the US the NFL.
The reason I linked Ms Hyde's article is that she has over these years reported on these, often amusingly, the utter cynicism of Big Sport and of course their real masters, the sponsors.
This case became better known when the usual suspects, like our very own Piers Morgan, pontificated in their usual way on this. As Hyde points out there is a real loss of proportion here, compared to way more serious mis deeds by a Tennis player, well one idiot in particular.
Cheer up, this is all nothing compared to the worst of them all, the IOC, insisting on the Olympics despite 80% of the host nation not wanting it this year due to Covid.
Surely it would be easier for all if the Summer games were reset, from 2022 onwards?
But I was surprised to see that Tennis, a major sport with all that sponsor money, has a joke of a testing regime.