This is...not good.
Larry Scott is resigning after six years as chief executive of the women’s professional tennis tour to become the commissioner of the Pac-10 conference.
Scott became the CEO of the WTA in 2003, after having been ATP chief operating officer and president of ATP Properties.
Under his watch, the WTA pushed for—and got—equal prize money for women at Wimbledon and the French Open.
During Scott’s tenure, the tour also introduced in-match coaching, increased prize money, and changed its calendar and some rules in an effort to shorten the season and lessen the strain on players.
Scott oversaw a multimillion-dollar title sponsorship deal with Sony Ericsson and expanded efforts to market women’s tennis around the world.
Sure, I disagree a lot with Larry. But dude has done wonders for the WTA in his six years. Of course, he's been helped by the abundance of marketable players, but he had a vision and he carried it out. Under his watch the ladies got equal pay and now make a crapload of money. Yes, the way he got them there was at times questionable (I'm mainly referring to the money grab in the Middle East) but there's no doubt that the women's game has grown while he's been at the helm. Heck, because of him we have "Ask Dinara". That's quite a legacy.
See ya, Larry. It's been fun.