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  1. How Stacey Allaster Plans To Make The WTA Even More Entertaining

    Michelle Smith

    Embracing the need to adapt, WTA CEO Stacey Allaster wants to bring more tennis and better player access to its fans throughout the world.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  2. Serving up new goals


    This week kicks off the 2014 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) season, with four Grand Slams and 54 different events throughout the year that will culminate in the WTA Championships in Singapore in October. With the "Road to Singapore" about to begin,...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  3. Sloane Stephens is intent on doing more than beating Serena Willi...

    Marin Cogan

    The Williams sisters changed tennis forever. But, for Sloane Stephens, ESPN the Magazine's Marin Cogan writes, their shadow is just another obstacle to overcome.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  4. WTA declares war against tennis grunts

    Steve Etheridge

    The Women's Tennis Association has voted to phase out grunting in its sport sometime in the foreseeable future, a move that comes suspiciously close on the heels of a "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" episode mocking the same issue. The organizing...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  5. Family Circle Tennis Center names court after Billie Jean King

    Women's tennis pioneer Billie Jean King had the stadium court at the Family Circle Tennis Center named in her honor.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2012
  6. Billie Jean King, rest of 'Original 9' reunite 40 years later at ...

    The "Original 9" were reunited for just the second time since then, their legacy celebrated at the 40th anniversary of the Family Circle Cup this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2012
  7. WTA extends CEO Stacey Allaster's contract until 2017

    The Woman's Tennis Association has extended the contract of CEO Stacey Allaster until 2017.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2011
  8. Larry Scott transforms Pac-12, but how does it compare to the SEC...

    Ted Miller

    Larry Scott has enacted monumental change since taking over as the Pac-12's commissioner over two years ago. But the question is can his conference stay competitive with the riches of the SEC?

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2011
  9. Pac-12 Q&A: Commissioner Larry Scott

    Ted Miller

    Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has gone from outsider with no name recognition -- a former head of the Women's Tennis Association? -- to perhaps college football's most dynamic power broker in just two years on the job. How has the conference cha...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  10. A slice of life with Agnieszka Radwanska -- Going Viral

    Tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska has a mean slice, but she needs to stick to her day job.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2010
  11. Women's Tennis Association board upholds penalties against Dubai ...

    The WTA Tour Board has rejected the Dubai Tennis Championships organizers' appeal of a record $300,000 fine and other penalties stemming from the United Arab Emirates' decision to deny a visa to Israeli player Shahar Peer.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2009
  12. Larry Scott named Pac-10 commissioner

    Ted Miller

    Larry Scott, chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), will be the next Pac-10 commissioner, the conference announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2009
  13. Jewish-American group wants WTA to punish Dubai in Shahar Peer ca...

    Jewish American leaders are urging the Women's Tennis Association to punish the United Arab Emirates for barring an Israeli tennis player from entering the country for a tournament this week.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2009
  14. Billie Jean King wants men's, women's tennis tours to combine

    Tennis pioneer Billie Jean King, who founded the Women's Tennis Association 35 years ago, says her real dream was to bring the men's and women's players' unions together under one banner.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2009
  15. Austin echoes players, who want shorter season

    Three-time Grand Slam winner Tracy Austin has called on the WTA to make dramatic changes to its schedule to prevent its leading players from sustaining serious injuries.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2005
  16. WTA set to introduce electronic line-calling system

    The Women's Tennis Association Tour is planning to install an electronic line-calling system at tournaments next year, possibly before the grand slams do so.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2005