I warned that the EFF's total disregard for the rules would cause serious problems in years to come, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska defeated her third top 20 opponent in a row to make the Adelaide International final.
Reigning champion Aryna Sabalenka and top seed Belinda Bencic suffered shock defeats at the Shenzhen Open.
Aryna Sabalenka won her third title of the year - all in China - with a straight-sets victory over top seed Kiki Bertens in the Elite Trophy Zhuhai final.
Reigning Wuhan Open champion Aryna Sabalenka says her semi-final victory over world No 1 Ashleigh Barty tastes sweeter than last year's tournament win.
Belgium's Elise Mertens and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka captured their first Grand Slam title by winning the US Open women's doubles final.
Zheng Saisai captured her first career WTA title with a win over Aryna Sabalenka in the final of the San Jose tournament.
Dutch second seed Kiki Bertens beat Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets to set up a final with Donna Vekic of Croatia in Saint Petersburg.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova avenged her US Open defeat to in-form Aryna Sabalenka to move into round two of the Sydney International.
Top seed Aryna Sabalenka cruised past China's Wang Yafan Saturday to reach the final of the Shenzhen Open where she will face American Alison Riske.
World No 12 Aryna Sabalenka has apologised for an on-court tantrum in which she shook an empty bottle in the direction of a ball boy before tossing it on the floor.
Simona Halep will head into the Australian Open with room for improvement after being upset by Aryna Sabalenka in Adelaide.
Defending Shenzhen Open champion Aryna Sabalenka made a fast start to the new season, blowing away Russian qualifier Margarita Gasparyan.
Aryna Sabalenka became the first player to claim back-to-back titles in Wuhan thanks to a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over American Alison Riske in the final on Saturday.
Aryna Sabalenka admits that the pressure of heightened expectations led to her sub-par results this season.
Aryna Sabalenka's disappointment at losing the San Jose final may be offset to a small extent by her rise to No 9 in the rankings.
Top seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus have advanced to the quarter-finals of the WTA Tour's San Jose tournament.
Tournament dark horse Aryna Sabalenka continued to talk down her Australian Open chances as she advanced to the third round.
Top seed Aryna Sabalenka won the Shenzhen Open after a nail-biting clash against three-time finalist Alison Riske.
Maria Sharapova's Australian Open preparations suffered a blow after a thigh injury forced her to retire from the Shenzhen Open quarter-final clash against Aryna Sabalenka.
Big-hitting Aryna Sabalenka was too strong for Ashleigh Barty in the opening match of the WTA Elite Trophy in China.
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