Originally Posted by vwfan
Lordie, I hope so.
But if she keeps coming out saying things like her 80s prom party was more important to her than winning Wimbledon, she will be waiting a while for endorsements. Even if she meant it tongue and cheek, she sounds reluctant and who wants to sponsor someone who is reluctant about winning. First, she seemed reluctant to step up to the plate in her matches with Serena and then finally started challenging for them in 2003, only to discover that it wasn't as easy as deciding to play a competitive match. Serena had gained confidence and had a plan, and Venus kept playing the same old game the same old way. And Serena kept practicing against it. Second, she has always conveyed that tennis is not a singlular enterprise. Well, if you're a clothing company, don't you want your spokesperson to be obssesive about the game where they're wearing your product?!! Unless they win consistently without projecting an obsessive compulsion to play. It's not 2000 and 2001 and Venus is not dominating the sport any more.
I think Venus is in trouble on this--her sponsorship thing. She's not at the beginning of her career, plays infrequently, and costs a lot of money. Now if I'm on the business end, I might think she is a terrific athlete and role model, but what does she bring by way of brand identity that would make me want to pay the $40M she would likely be demanding?
Oh get over it!
Venus said she wore the clothes from Reebok
because she liked them. Simple as that.
What's wrong with this picture when the one wearing
the clothes, playing the tennis, and having her endorsements
isnt's as nearly concerned about it.
If she's happy with it,
what else matters?
Check yourself, really.
Heaven forbid Venus find pleasure in something as simple
as an 80's prom considering she never got to go to
one because while most of us were having normal
childhoods she had to make some sacrifices
here and there giving people like you the
pleasure of seeing her play.
Wheather you deserve it or not!
Goodness, they're just damn
pieces of fabric!