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SBD/Issue 144/Leagues & Governing Bodies
Talking Tennis: De Villiers Looks To Quell Player Uprising
Published April 20, 2007
| De Villiers Meets With Players
To Discuss ATP Changes
LEAD BY EXAMPLE: Tennis coach Brad Gilbert offers three reasons why pro tennis needs a full-time commissioner. No. 1: “The sport needs one voice. There are too many governing bodies. We’ve got the ATP, WTA, USTA, and ITF, and each entity has its own turf to protect.” No. 2: “It’ll put the fear of God in players.” No. 3: “It’d help the financial well-being of the sport” (TENNIS, 4/ ’07 issue).