WTA Tour appoints new president

Updated: August 17, 2009, 9:59 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The WTA Tour has promoted David Shoemaker to president.

He succeeds new tour CEO Stacey Allaster. Shoemaker previously served as the tour's chief operating officer, general counsel and head of the Asia-Pacific region.

Shoemaker's new job puts him in charge of the tour's overall day-to-day operations and business affairs, tournament and player relations, and international TV and digital media rights.

He helped negotiate the tour's six-year, $88 million ...

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