Katrina Adams

An accomplished professional player, Katrina Adams competed for 12 years on the WTA Tour, winning 20 career doubles titles and reaching the quarterfinals or better in doubles at all four Grand Slam events. Following her retirement from the professional tour, Adams served an unprecedented two consecutive terms as USTA Chairman and President (2015-2018).

Katrina Adams



Katrina Adams was the first African American, former professional tennis player, and youngest person ever serving as USTA President. During her administration, the USTA achieved several major milestones,, including opening the USTA National Campus in Orlando and completing the strategic transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows N.Y.


After serving two terms as the Chairman and President of the USTA, Adams was elected Vice President of the International Tennis Federation and re-elected in 2019. In 2016, she was appointed as Chairman of the Fed Cup Committee, and in 2018, Katrina Adams was also named Chairman of the Gender Equality in Tennis Committee. She was named to Adweek magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” list in 2016 and 2017 and Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” list in 2017. Also, in 2017, Katrina Adams was named to Ebony magazine’s “Power 100” list. Since 2005 Adams also has served as the Executive Director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, based in New York City.

Katrina Adams