WTA Head Stacy Allaster Will Resign From Her CEO Post On October 2
by Tom Gainey | September 22nd, 2015, 10:06 am
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In a shock announcement, due to personal reasons, longtime WTA CEO Stacy Allaster announced her resignation from the post effective October 2.

“It’s been a privilege to lead the organization that Billie Jean King founded and to have worked with the world’s best female athletes, dedicated tournament promoters and passionate and professional WTA team members. For 25 years I have dedicated my professional life to the sport and I’m proud of the work I leave behind,” Allaster said in a statement. “But the recent loss of my brother-in-law and the ATP’s CEO, Brad Drewett, has provided a personal wake-up call about life, family and priorities and it is time for me to shift some time and energy that way. When I joined the WTA my goal was to leave the organization on a stronger footing and I feel a humble sense of pride in what we have all accomplished here. I have focused on what it means to be a champion and I have tried to be a strong role model for women to encourage success in the sports industry.”

Allaster joined the WTA in 2006 and was promoted to CEO in 2009.

No replacement has been named. A committee will handle her responsibilities in the interim.


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3 Comments for WTA Head Stacy Allaster Will Resign From Her CEO Post On October 2

jalep Says:

Speaking of WTA, Tennis-x Staff, no one to write about WTA action in South Korea, Japan, and China?

Top players in action – Maria Sharapova is back, Halep and big names playing.

Also St. Petersburg, Russia and Metz, France ATP events. Both worthy of a mention…


jane Says:

well, nearly 10 years in the organization, i don’t blame for re-focusing her life.


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