1st female president for Lawn Tennis Association

LONDON (AP) — A woman has been appointed to head the Lawn Tennis Association for the first time in the British organization's 125-year history.

Cathie Sabin assumed the presidency at the LTA's annual general meeting on Wednesday. The 66-year-old former teacher says she doubted if a woman would get the chance to be the LTA's figurehead. Sabin added that "when we are trying to raise the profile of women and girls in sport, not just tennis, I think it's a great opportunity."

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