October 24, 2009

Q&A w/ Stacey Allaster

Q & A With Stacey Allaster (Chairwoman and chief executive of the WTA Tour)
By: Christopher Clarey

Q. I realize Serena’s situation with the incident at the United States Open is continuing. It’s still being investigated by the International Tennis Federation, but do you believe a potential one-Slam suspension is draconian?

A. I don’t want to comment on what decision they might make. But what I will say is, look, Serena Williams is a great champion, and she’s been a terrific ambassador and role model for the sport of women’s tennis for her entire career. And the U.S. Open situation is an isolated incident for which Serena has acknowledged that it was a mistake and she has apologized for it.

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