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Adams was a standout star at Northwestern, winning the NCAA doubles crown in 1987, before taking her skills to the pro tour. She would reach as high as No. 8 in doubles and No. 67 in singles, winning 20 doubles titles across an 11-year career.
After getting her foot in the door as a USTA coach, the Chicago native made her way all the way up the ladder to serve as president from 2014-18. She's currently a vice president for the ITF, executive director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program and chairman of the Fed Cup.
She shares what it's like being privy to big decisions during the coronavirus, her best advice for young professionals, what should go into the choice to turn pro, and what has helped her rule so many boardrooms.
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