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Judy Murray Calls On Int'l Tennis Federation To End Men-Only Boardroom

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 26 / 15

Judy Murray has criticized as “ridiculous” the male dominance on the Int'l Tennis Federation’s board and has backed the idea of introducing quotas to redress the gender imbalance. Murray, the captain of the British Fed Cup tennis team, was speaking at the Leaders Meet the Game Chan...

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