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Will Nike cancel the Serena-contract?

I mean thay are paying the biggest sponsor check ever for someone who isn't even playing and might not even come back

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I don't think so ...
Serena will be back. I have no doubt whatsoever. I think she's 'waiting' to get a protected rank and she's waiting until Nike managed to create something she likes

Not in a million years do I see Nike breaking their contract with Serena. No way!

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PLEASE!!! Serena will come back, and at that point Nike will have a lot more than the contract calls for!!!

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gosh posters on here are sure worried about the Williams, and they are not even playing.

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Yes, NIke will cancel their contract with her; in fact, I'm thinking they've already cancelled it.

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It makes no sense Harloo! If Serena and Venus play we hear comments like "they're bad for tennis", if they don't play then we hear " they have no respect for the game" It's one of those situation where S&V will never win! It's hatred in the worst way But it will never be admitted!!!

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I mean thay are paying the biggest sponsor check ever for someone who isn't even playing and might not even come back
Why are you so concerned? Your reasons cannot be healthy? Why don't you worry about your tanning lines?
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Not in a million years do I see Nike breaking their contract with Serena. No way!
First of all, Serena hasn't seen one penny of that Nike contract. There were so many incentive clauses in it that she gets nothing for not playing. Nike doesn't need to drop her since they just have to sit around and wait for her to decide to play. There's no money changing hands so there's no need for them to worry.

I can't imagine any of you would think Phil Knight would be that stupid. The man has built a multi-billion dollar company from scratch. He doesn't just hand out contracts for nothing.

NO PLAY, NO PAY!!!! Besides that, even when she starts playing, she's already dropped money on one incentive . . . she didn't play the Aussie Open.

[I'm not just making this up. According to the Sports Business Journal, Serena's contract has more incentive clauses than any other contract ever given to an established star. Nike knew how undependable Serena is.]
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miranda lou,
Thanks for that information. It makes me hate Serena even more. Since you don't think very highly of her, it seems that I'm in pretty good company.

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Miranda lou. Shove it!! Do you really believe that Serena needs a penny from Nike!!?? Nike need Serena because the othe players that wear nike aren't doing anything for nikes sales. Just having Serena on their roster is enough to boost they're sales. Trust me Nike needs Serena a lot more than Serena needs them!!
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Nike wouldn't have offered Serena so much money if it wasn't in their best interest
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Miranda lou. Shove it!! Do you really believe that Serena needs a penny from Nike!!?? Nike need Serena because the othe players that wear nike aren't doing anything for nikes sales. Just having Serena on their roster is enough to boost they're sales. Trust me Nike needs Serena a lot more than Serena needs them!!
PS: PURERACKUET, WHY DON'T YOU GET A LIFE!! I KEEP TRYING TO TELL MYSELF THAT WE AS HUMANS HAVE GOTTEN PAST CERTAIN NEGATIVE THINGS, THEN I READ YOUR COMMENTS AND IT REASSURES ME THAT HATRED WITHOUT REAONS STILL EXIST!!! IT'S 2004, GROW THE FUCK UP!!
This is a funny post! Yes, NIKE would fall without Serena (lol)
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[I'm not just making this up. According to the Sports Business Journal, Serena's contract has more incentive clauses than any other contract ever given to an established star. Nike knew how undependable Serena is.]
Your wording is incorrect and faulty in logic. Nike did not make a contract with a player that is undependable. Serena had Nike and Puma both after her. I would think such companies do not aggressively cater to and go after "undependable" stars.

Nike like any other company knows the business of sports and the athelete. Special circumstances obviously had to be taken into consideration in particular the death of a loved one and injury that already had Serena out for several months.

Nike did not sign an undependable star, rather they signed a star they knew would make them money and represent their company as well as they represent her in return. Serena's "star" would not be well sought after if she was known for being someone you could not depend on.
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