WTA extends CEO Stacey Allaster's deal
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The Women's Tennis Association has extended the contract of CEO Stacey Allaster until 2017.
The WTA announced Monday that Allaster, who has been in charge since 2009, was given a five-year extension after an unanimous vote by its board of directors.
Board representative Steve Simon says Allaster "has done a tremendous job," adding that her "innovative thinking has positioned the WTA for a very bright future."
Allaster says she is "honored to have the opportunity to continue to lead women's tennis."
Venus Williams, the chair of the players' council, also praised Allaster for her work on players' health and marketing.
The decision was announced on the eve of the season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
MORE TENNIS HEADLINES
- Hewitt wins Hall of Fame title in third attempt
- Davenport, 4 others inducted into Tennis Hall
- Bautista Agut tops Rosol in Mercedes Cup final
- Top-seeded Halep powers to Bucharest title