ST PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) announced the results of the 2019 election of WTA Player and Tournament Council members and Board Representatives.
Five new members have been elected to the WTA Players’ Council:
- Sloane Stephens - Top 20 representative
- Madison Keys - Top 20 representative
- Donna Vekic - 21-50 representative
- Aleksandra Krunic - 51-100 representative
- Gabriela Dabrowski - 21+ representative
The new player members join Johanna Konta and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Top 20 representatives) along with Kristie Ahn (101+ representative) to make up the 8-person Players’ Council.
Additionally, Alastair Garland has been elected as the Tournament Board Representative for Asia-Pacific (who will also serve on the Tournament Council) while Victor Ruiz takes over as the Asia-Pacific Tier III representative on the Tournament Council.
So excited about being elected to the players council - really looking forward to working with the girls to make positive changes that help everyone & really support us day in and day out https://t.co/ZgxWkdXc04
— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) August 29, 2019
Iva Majoli and Michael Segal were previously elected to serve as incoming Player Board Representatives. Details here.
The newly elected representatives’ terms begin September 1, 2019. The WTA’s governance structure consists of its Board of Directors, the Players’ Council and the Tournament Council.
“I am excited and encouraged to see such a strong level of interest from players wanting to be involved in the Council and WTA as having their voice at the table is very important,” said Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO. “I look forward to working with the new members of the Council and Board in driving continued growth for the WTA. I would like to thank Venus, Vika, Lucie, Bethanie and Julia for all of the time, effort and support they provided through their time on the Council.”