Tennis Australia has appointed Jayne Hrdlicka, the chief executive of the Jetstar Group airline, as its first female president and chair.
Steve Healy has been re-elected for a third term as president of Tennis Australia, the sport’s national governing body.
Tennis Australia has appointed Ann West to the newly created executive position of head of integrity and compliance as part of a strategy by the national governing body to boost its efforts to combat corruption in the sport.
Australian Open organisers have announced a further rise in prize money to a record A$40m (€26.2m/$32.5m) as the year’s first grand slam tournament seeks to address the fall in value of the Australian dollar.
Grand slam champions Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt will showcase a new short format concept developed by Tennis Australia at an exhibition match in Sydney next year.
Australian Open organisers have announced a 10 per cent increase in total prize money for the 2015 edition of the grand slam tennis tournament, while Rafael Nadal has been engaged in a newly created ambassadorial role designed to further the event’s reach in the Asian market.
Steve Healy, president of the Tennis Australia national governing body, has called for an overhaul of the Davis and Fed Cup national team tournaments in order to ensure their survival.