SI.com Staff
Thursday November 17th, 2016

On this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with Katrina Adams.

Just days after being elected to a second term as USTA chairman of the board, CEO and president, Katrina Adams joins the podcast to talk about her appointment, which marks the first time in the association’s 135 year history that an individual will serve a second two-year term in this position. Adams talks about the state of American tennis and her opinion on the relationship between having American stars and health of tennis in the U.S. Wertheim and Adams also talk about the length of term for the USTA chairman, and what a second term will enable her to do. Adams also talks about her day-to-day duties, where she spends most of her time during the year, her opinion on proposed format changes for tennis, the USTA facility in Orlando, the impact of politics on tennis and more.

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Also on the podcast, Adams talks about how she tries to make tennis appealing to young athletes, especially those who are involved with other sports.

Listen below and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher.

Check back on SI.com next week for another episode of Beyond the Baseline.

 

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