Apparently the WTA isn't done fiddling with the tour schedule, and if they think the top ladies are pissed now, wait until they see the reaction if these plans come to pass. According to Matt Cronin at TennisReporters.net:
I don't really understand the logic here. If you want to increase sponsorship money then you have to guarantee that top players play, right? Ok, that's all fine and good, but what if the top players are getting dumped out early at tourneys because you're giving them no recover? No byes? That's pretty stupid, especially when you line up back to back tournaments.
If you want a tournament to be successful and make money you have to not only ensure that the top players play but also that they stick around and get deep in tournaments. It's great if Masha, Ana, Serena, and Dinara are the top four seeds at the tourney. But if the final is between Srebotnik and Azarenka, I guarantee you you're going to have problems selling tickets