USTA hires former WTA CEO Allaster as chief of pro tennis

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Former WTA CEO Stacey Allaster has been hired as the U.S. Tennis Association's chief executive for professional tennis.

The USTA announced the move Monday and said that Allaster will report to USTA Executive Director Gordon Smith.

U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer will report to Allaster.

Allaster stepped down as head of the women's tennis tour last year. She joined the WTA in 2006 as its president and was promoted to CEO and chairman in 2009.