The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has announced the election of two prominent women in international tennis into PTR Board of Directors.

The both women who have been elected to serve three year terms are Lucy Garvin and Mary Pierce.

The duo will be bringing a lot of expertise and experience needed for the PTR to grow internationally. At the USTA, USTA South Carolina and USTA Southern, Lucy Garvin has serves as a past president.

From 2009-10, one of her major achievements which stands out amongst the others was the establishment of the Strategic Vision Committee. The committee was tasked with developing a long range plan for the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, as well as a roof for Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Going on, the past President went on to serve two terms on the Board of Directors of the ITF. She became the first female to ever finish at the top of the balloting in her second run for office. Due to her distinguishable service, she was elected unanimously as an ITF Honorary Life Counselor. Currently, she serves on the ITF Rewards and Recognition panel.

A four time Grand Slam Singles and Doubles Champion, Pierce has won Singles titles at Roland Garros and the Australian Open as well. She helped lead France to its first two Fed Cup titles in the year 1997 and 2003. In 2000, she climbed up to a WTA career high of number three in the world.

“With the election of Mary Pierce and Lucy Garvin to the PTR Board, we are gaining two highly qualified individuals who will provide tremendous experience and expertise. PTR is very fortunate, and we are excited to have Lucy and Mary on board as PTR continues to Make a World of Difference,” said Roy Barth.