Larry Scott (sports administrator)

Larry Scott ( born November 21, 1964 in New York City ) is a retired American professional tennis player, former COO of ATP and former chairman and CEO of the WTA.


Scott studied history at Harvard University, where he was captain of the tennis team and was elected to the best selection of All-American. In 1987 he played his first through years as a tennis professional. His best result this year and also its biggest career success was the victory tournament in Newport. In his only title on the ATP World Tour, he hit on the side of Dan Goldie the dual pairing Chip Hooper and Mike Leach. In the same year he was with Grant Connell in the final of the Open Lorraine. The following years no longer were so successful; best result of 1988, quarterfinals in Auckland, Rotterdam, Philadelphia and Schenectady, in 1989 was disappointing. In 1990 he joined only at a tournament, where he was eliminated in the first round in a double next to Tommy Ho. His last match he played in July 1991, when he retired in the first round of the Challenger tournament in New Haven. The highest quotation in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1987 with position 210 in the individual as well as position 69 in doubles.

His best individual result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the second round of Wimbledon. In the doubles competition, he stood each in the second round of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Mixed In 1987 he reached the second round of Wimbledon.

After the end of his professional career Scott worked as COO of the Association of Tennis Professionals. Between 2003 and 2009 he was Chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association Afterwards, he was Commissioner of the Pacific -12 Conference.

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