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WTA plan: 40 percent pay raise, more mandatory events

Updated: July 29, 2008, 8:35 PM ET
Reuters

MONTREAL -- Women's tennis will get a 40 percent pay raise next year along with bigger fines, suspensions and responsibility for the leading players.

Road Map 2010, the WTA's masterplan to bring order to the sport's structure and schedule, will be formally unveiled at the U.S. Open next month.

But WTA president Stacey Allaster, during a visit to the Rogers Cup on Tuesday, revealed details of the ambitious overhaul, which will be rolled out next season, a year earlier than planned.

"The ...

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