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Volume 25 No. 28
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THE WILLIAMS FAMILY SITS ATOP TENNIS' POWER-BROKER LIST

          TENNIS magazine presents its first annual list of the
     "50 Most Influential People In Tennis," as voted on by the
     magazine's editors (TENNIS, 3/00 issue):

RK  NAME                      ORGANIZATION/POSITION
1)  The Williams Family       WTA players, coaches and managers
2)  John McEnroe              Broadcaster, Davis Cup Captain
3)  Bob Kain                  IMG/Senior Exec VP 
4)  Mark Miles                ATP Tour/CEO
5)  Jim Baugh                 Wilson Sporting Goods/President
6)  Bart McGuire              Sanex WTA Tour/CEO
7)  Judy Levering             USTA/President
8)  Andre Agassi              ATP Tour player
9)  Phil Knight               Nike/CEO
10) Pete Sampras              ATP Tour player
11) Phil de Picciotto         Octagon/Athlete Rep President
12) Chris Renner              ISL/Tennis Managing Dir
13) Sean McManus              CBS Sports/President
14) Billie Jean King          U.S. Fed Cup/Captain
15) Jeff Schwartz             AMG Sports/President
16) Nick Bollettieri          Coach, tennis academy Founder
17) Ivan Blumberg             SFX Sports/Talent President
18) Tim Phillips              All England Club/Chair
19) Anna Kournikova           Sanex WTA Tour player
20) Christian Bimes           French Tennis Federation/President
21) Geoff Pollard             Tennis Australia/President
22) Rick Ferman               USTA/Exec Dir
23) Francesco Ricci Bitti     ITF Federation
24) Butch Buchholz            Tournament Promoter
25) Burghard Count Vitzthum   Daimler-Chrysler/Alternative
                                        Communications Head
26) Martina Hingis            Sanex WTA Tour player
27) Stephanie Tolleson        IMG/Senior Corporate VP
28) Tim Heckler               USPTA/CEO
    Dennis van der Meer       USPT Registry/President
29) Frank Meysman             Sara Lee/DE (Netherlands) Chair
30) Patrick Rafter            ATP Tour player
31) Dick Ebersol              NBC Sports/Chair
32) Jimmy Connors             Senior Tour player
33) Angelo Codignoni          Eurosport/CEO
34) Arnon Milchan             New Regency Productions/Founder
35) Ivan Brixi                Octagon/Athlete Rep VP 
36) J. Wayne Richmond         ATP Tour/Exec VP
37) Tony Godsick              IMG/Racquet Sports VP 
38) Peachy Kellmeyer          Sanex WTA Tour/Senior VP
39) Johan Eliasch             Head Racquet Sports/President
40) Tom Ross                  Octagon/Senior VP
41) Steve Risser              ESPN VP/Programming
42) Gregg Weida               Penn Worldwide/President
43) Gordon Beck               USA Networks/Senior VP
44) Dave Holland              Prince/Senior Dir Product Marketing
45) Bud Collins               Commentator, journalist
46) J. Pierce O'Neil          USTA/Chief Marketing Officer
47) John Korff                Tournament Promoter
48) Andrew Coe                ITF/Technical Dir
49) Eugene Scott              Tennis Week/Publisher & Editor
50) Kurt Kamperman            Tennis Industry Assoc./President 


                                

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