WTA LOOKS TO REGAIN STABILITY AFTER TUMULTUOUS TIME
In New York, Robin Finn recounts the turbulent times in
women's tennis during and since the US Open. Despite
withstanding IMG's unsuccessful "takeover" of the WTA Tour, Finn
points out all may not be well: "Some WTC members believe IMG
scared away a title sponsor that had been just a signature away
from a deal, and IMG suspects there was never a deal to spoil."
New WTA CEO Anne Person Worcester "did admit that IMG's pressure
tactics provided the impetus for some speedy changes at the top,
which also led to a revision of the bylaws ... and empowers the
CEO to run the tour and implement policy on a daily basis."
Worcester said she understands IMG's frustrations and plans to
address format changes for '96, adding that keeping them "in the
fold" is best for women's tennis (N.Y. TIMES, 9/21).