Katrina Adams, a 12 year pro on the WTA Tour, will become the first African-American to lead the USTA on January 1st when she assumes her two year term as Chairman, Chief Executive and President of the Association. She succeeds Dave Haggerty

Adams, who has served as a player representative on the WTA's board of directors, also becomes the first former tour professional to head up the USTA. She was awarded with the WTA's Player Service Award in both 1996 and 1997.

Said Haggerty, "Katrina has experience at every level and in every facet of the game, along with the passion and know-how to guide the association in the years to come. She is an inspired, deserving selection- and the right choice to continue the advancement we have made as an organization in recent years."