US Open Phenom CiCi Bellis Turns Pro, Signs With IMG

On the back of her impressive run through qualifying to the 3rd round, CiCi Bellis has announced that she will turn professional. Coinciding with this, Bellis has signed a representation agreement with IMG. CiCi burst onto the scene as a 15 year old at the US Open, beating 12th ranked Dominika Cibulkova in the first…

Third Time Lucky As Genie Bouchard Signs With New Agent

In 2014, one of the biggest stories in tennis representation was Genie Bouchard. Her contract was up at Lagardère, a company that had represented her since she was 14. She eventually signed with powerhouse WME-IMG, where she was managed by power agent Jill Smoller, who lists Serena Williams as one of her clients. That agreement…

Former Lagardère Tennis Agent Launches Topnotch Management

Arguably one of the biggest headlines in athlete representation last year was the firing of agents from Lagardère Tennis. The firm had lost two high profile clients in Eugenie Bouchard and Victoria Azarenka, and the CEO made the decision to replace several members of team. During the reshuffle Sam Duvall resigned from his position as…

Team8 Global, Tommy Paul Agree to Terms

Junior tennis star, Tommy Paul, has signed with Team8 Global, as reported by ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Twitter. Team8 Global is a Cleveland-based, boutique sports management firm, whose 2013 creation was spearheaded by tennis icon, Roger Federer, and his agent, Tony Godsick, shortly after the two left IMG in 2012. As a junior, Paul went…

WME | IMG Signs American Tennis Star Jack Sock

Per a tweet by Liz Mullen of SBJ, rising American tennis star Jack Sock has signed with WME|IMG for worldwide marketing and management representation. He was previously represented by CAA Sports. The 22-year-old is the latest signing for WME|IMG’s tennis division and joins the likes of Petra Kvitova, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, and other rising stars Eugenie Bouchard…

Wimbledon Field Boasts Many Different Representatives

A recent article in the New York Times by Christopher Clarey highlights this year’s Wimbledon draw and the management firms that represent these star players. IMG/WME is a powerful company representing many tennis players, men’s and women’s, and after the 2013 merger boasts an impressive combined client roster. Its competitors, Lagadere Unlimited and Octagon, each boast clients…