As the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) announced the stepping down of their ATP President, Chris Kermode by the end of this year and the men’s federation of tennis is in the hunt for the liege to be seated at their helm. There have been speculations that men’s tennis will be run by a female who will appointed for the rank of ATP President.
The Connecticut Open tournament director Anne Worcester is being considered for the seat of ATP’s authority. She is one of the magnificent leaders which the sport of tennis has ever had. She is quintessentially one of the impressive candidates for the post of ATP President since she has a plethora of experience to her name in the field of managing tennis players and tournaments. Worcester served at the Women’s Player Council and she went to become the first female and the youngest CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and also she is the first woman to lead a professional sports organisation.
Worcester credits her family and friends who escalated her zeal for the sport. Before getting diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis, Worcester was a vehement player on the tennis court. When she graduated from university, she was clueless about her career. She began first with an entry-level job and reached the echelons of WTA and now running for the post of ATP President.
Kermode’s departure from the position of the ATP President, the men’s tennis tour has mixed voices, as the tennis player, Vasek Pospisil and the World Number one, Novak Djokovic seems to be dissatisfied with his leadership and they are unwilling to renew his contract. However, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka have a soft corner for the current ATP President, Kermode.
It will be a revolutionary move in the 21st-century if Anne Worcester will be appointed as the ATP President since a woman has never led an elite male sports organization. “I have always worked in this very male-dominated business but I have never felt any disadvantage from it,” she said. “I think an opportunity has to be seized, it is never just handed to you. I do think I have had wonderful opportunities offered up, but then you have to act on it.”