Stephens back with IMG as CAA shuts tennis arm

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US Open champion Sloane Stephens has given her management mandate to IMG again after her incumbent managers the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) have decided to shut their tennis arm after over 10 years of operation.

The CAA, considered among the world’s biggest tennis talent representation agency, has cited lack of sufficient opportunity in the representation of tennis players as the deciding factor to shut down its tennis vertical.

The agency in past has represented talents like Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Milos Raonic. The current CAA roaster included Marin Cilic, Eugenie Bouchard, Sloane Stephens and  Coco Vandeweghe, among others.

CAA had started its tennis department in 2008 and have successfully handled careers of big tennis stars.

Sloane Stephens who was one of the CAA’S high profile assets has announced her new relationship with IMG. She returns to the IMG / WME agency after a two-year hiatus. Stephens as a junior was managed by John Tobias/Lagardèrec. She went to IMG in 2016. But that association lasted only for a year before she returned to Tobias – now with TLA Worldwide.

IMG also has added agent Matt Fawcett, who was with CAA before it dissolved its tennis division.  Stephens will be represented by Fawcett.

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