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Larry Scott (born ) is an Americanmarker sports administrator and former professional tennis player. He served as Chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association and as President and COO of ATP Properties, a division of the Association of Tennis Professionals. Since July 1, 2009, he has been the Commissioner of the collegiate Pacific-10 Conference.

Early life and education

Scott was born in New York Citymarker, New Yorkmarker. A speaker of French, Scott graduated in 1986 from Harvard Universitymarker with a B.A. in European History. While at Harvard, he was captain of the tennis team and named as an All-American tennis player.

Professional tennis player

As a professional tennis player, Scott reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 210 and doubles ranking of No. 69 in the world. He also won 1 doubles title.

ATP Properties

Following his retirement as a professional tennis player, Scott spent a decade serving as President and COO of ATP Properties, a division of the Association of Tennis Professionals.

During his time in ATP management, Scott put together a lucrative partnership between the ATP and the Swissmarker marketing company ISL.

Women's Tennis Association

Scott became Chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association on April 16, 2003.

While at the WTA, Scott oversaw a fivefold increase in sponsorship money and a 250% increase in total revenue. This included the largest sponsorship in the history of women's athletics, a six-year, $88-million deal with Sony Ericsson. Scott also successfully formed sponsorships with Whirlpool, Gatorade, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Prize money increased 40% during Scott's time with the WTA. Scott was an advocate for equal pay. Before Scott's tenure, two of the four Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledonmarker and the French Openmarker, awarded less prize money to women than to men. Scott successfully lobbied for the increase of women's prize money at Wimbledon and the French Open to be equal to that of men's prize money, so that men's and women's prize money are now equal at all Grand Slam events.

Among Scott's other achievements was the securing of a contract with Eurosport to broadcast WTA tennis in 54 countries. Scott also oversaw new investments of $710 million in tennis stadiums.

In February 2009, Israelimarker tennis player Shahar Pe'er was denied a visa, on the basis of her nationality, by the United Arab Emiratesmarker. Consequently, she was unable to play in the 2009 Dubai Tennis Championshipsmarker. For this, Scott had the WTA levy a $300,000 fine against the tournament organizers.

Pacific-10 Conference

On March 24, 2009, Scott announced that he was resigning as Chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association in order to take up a new position as the Commissioner of the collegiate Pacific-10 Conference on July 1, 2009. He succeeded the retiring Tom Hansen.

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