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TENNIS: Lack of women in world tennis body worrying

TENNIS By BBC | March 9th 2017
US player Serena Williams reacts during her women's final match against Spain's Garbine Muguruza at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA

Judy Murray says it is “completely wrong” there are so few women in leadership roles at the Lawn Tennis Association. Britain’s former Fed Cup captain believes there must be more women at the top of the national governing body if female involvement in tennis in the UK is to grow.

“There probably haven’t been anywhere near enough opportunities for women to develop: not just in coaching roles, but throughout the entire organisation,” Murray said.

“If you look at our leadership team at the moment within the LTA [nine people on the executive team plus head coaches Leon Smith and Jeremy Bates] - there is only one woman and that’s the lady who runs the Human Resources department.

“So in that very important team, there is no female tennis voice.”

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