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SBD/March 25, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
WTA Chair & CEO Stacey Allaster Says Tour Is On Firm Financial Footing
Published March 25, 2011
footing despite losing title sponsorship
SAFETY CONCERNS: The WTA “does not believe the radiation leak following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan and severely damaged a nuclear plant will pose a health or safety risk to players attending the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in the fall.” Kim Clijsters on Tuesday said that she “would not play in the event getting underway Sept. 25 or in another tournament in Beijing because of fears about radiation.” But the WTA on Thursday in a statement said, "At this time we do not have reason to believe that there is or will be a health or safety risk to our players or others participating in or attending the WTA's events this autumn in each of Tokyo and Beijing" (MAINICHI DAILY NEWS, 3/25).