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Who is most valuable player to have for sponsorship?

Hey guys,

Chatted to guy at Wilson who said Henin's retirement totally messed them up ahead of the French for obvious reasons, especially as Yonex went and got Ivanovic and then she won it. So was wondering who everyone thinks is the best player to have as a representative. I would go for Venus and Serena every time because they are still the best really and Ivanovic and Jankovic are in a right mess...

Interview with the Wilson guy is on my blog, which is on my signature thingy (still working out how this site works really) and there's a racket comp too...most of what he says is business mumbo-jumbo though!
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these are obvious since they are the celebs of the tour

btw anyone knows what's going on with Jelena and her sponsor? i thought she was going to move from Prince to Wilson but she didn't yet

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She's not going to Wilson any time soon...they are using their cash to re-sign Laura Robson.
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Masha and the Williams girls.

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She's not going to Wilson any time soon...they are using their cash to re-sign Laura Robson.
Really? I dunno why they would do that!

Anyway, apart the three already mentioned I'd say Jie Zheng.

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She's not going to Wilson any time soon...they are using their cash to re-sign Laura Robson.
really?! oh God , so she gave Prince the middle finger for nothing?

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Masha has a lifetime contract with Prince, so

Wilson sucks anyways

at that guy claiming Nole won the AO with a K-Blade... it was a mold of an old Head racket paintshopped as a K-Blade

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Mashaaafan:

' Maria obviously, there's noone to compare. She'll get all the racquet deals because she owns everyone, except for Serena, but why should i care because she owns everyone else. Maria for racquet contract domination!!!!'



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serena and maria. by a mile, they are the most takled-about fashion wise by people who like tennis... and BY FAR are the most talked-about fashion wise by people who dont follow tennis all that much..

vee and ana next probably, but its a big gap

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What are you selling, and who are you trying to sell it to?

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Venus and Serena

Maybe Sharapova if the target audience is pre-pubescent boys and girls who know nothing about tennis

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What are you selling, and who are you trying to sell it to?
Aha, nothing. Just trying to get a bit of debate going on the back of what the guy said in my blog...guess you could say myself then lol but that sounds wrong. maybe i should go into racket production on the back of all the people's answers on here...i'll re-sign hingis...yummy...
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Brie Whitehead. You have to get her on board


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Venus and Serena

Maybe Sharapova if the target audience is pre-pubescent boys and girls who know nothing about tennis
so true...... Maria sells to girls who want to play dress up and pretend they are tennis players....

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The tv mogul, Sharapova

Sharapova leads way for potential MTV series

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By DANIEL KAPLAN
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Published March 16, 2009 : Page 07
Maria Sharapova will serve as executive producer of a drama series for MTV that is loosely based on her life on the pro tennis tour, a well-placed source said.
MTV has agreed to the concept, but Sharapova, who is working on the project with her agent and screenwriters, must first produce a pilot that MTV agrees to, the source said. Sharapova in 2007 had an agreement with the CW network, but that deal fell apart with last year’s writers strike.
The drama would be loosely based
on the life of Sharapova (center).


MTV did not reply for comment. Sharapova’s agent, Max Eisenbud of IMG, declined to comment.
The proposed series would be mainly about the off-court life of a WTA Tour star, based on Sharapova, with very little tennis shown. Each episode would be one hour.
The women’s pro tour long has been seen as ripe for development of a drama or gossip-type show. The far-flung global circuit is littered with sponsor parties and tales of player romance with male counterparts on the ATP World Tour.
The Williams sisters in 2005 collaborated on a short-lived reality series that aired on ABC Family, and the 2004 movie “Wimbledon” explored off-court romance between two players during the tournament.
The Sharapova series would start with her character at age 16, which is a year before Sharapova won Wimbledon, so the series would not examine her early years. Sharapova arrived in Florida from Russia at age 7, was taken in at age 9 by the Bollettieri Tennis Academy and, with the Wimbledon win, became a star.

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