Praise for Katie Spellman’s work:

I have known and worked with Katie Spellman for many years and, in terms of professional tennis, there is no other person I have relied on more to help me in the course of setting up the interviews I write for The Guardian. When she worked at the WTA, I always turned first to Katie as I could rely on her professionalism, expertise and sheer passion for her work. I also believe that her past work as an excellent journalist for The Times, provides her with a depth of understanding of media relations that is of great benefit to both the players she represents and to writers like myself. More recently, I’ve been so impressed by the way that Katie has guided and helped a young Wimbledon champion in Petra Kvitová. I would recommend her services to anyone involved in professional sport and the media.

Donald McRae, Chief Sports Interviewer, The Guardian, London

I worked with Katie for three years in her communications capacity at the WTA and was impressed with her great vision for brand building and PR. She was able to build strong relationships with players and earned their trust through her professional yet relaxed approach. I wish Katie all the best with her future projects.

Max Eisenbud, agent of Maria Sharapova and Li Na

I have worked with Katie on a number of projects over the last few years. While she has always impressed me with her enthusiasm and professionalism, Katie went above and beyond the call of duty when she helped to promote my most recent book, The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges. Despite the niche nature of the title Katie was able to secure coverage in some of the world’s largest media titles (including CNN and The Times). This exposure undoubtedly helped to drive sales of the book, enabling us to tap into a mainstream market that is exceptionally difficult to penetrate. I will not hesitate to call on Katie for projects in the future, and would recommend her services to anyone looking for International exposure and representation.

Paul Moore, co-author of The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges

Katie and I worked together at The Times, I wrote the words and she put them into an order that was intelligible for the reader. It was a sad day for us when she left the world of journalism to take care of the public relations at the WTA. I can testify how tough this is, for I have been married for almost 25 years to a former WTA communications person and she never stops telling me it was the most demanding thing she ever did. You only have to look at how Petra Kvitova’s public profile has been enhanced in the last year to see what a great job Katie does.

Neil Harman, Tennis Correspondent, The Times, London