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If you were Nike, at what point would you give Maria one of your famous "pep talks"?

As we all know, the Nike reps are some of the best motivational speakers in the business. In 2007, they had one of their famous pep talks, where they threatened to cancel Serena's contract if she did not do well at the Australian Open. As we all know, Serena won the tournament. The Nike reps get results.

So now, I pose this question to you guys, when should Nike get involve with Sharapova? It is obvious that she is need of one of their famous pep talks. If you were Nike, when would you give Maria a pep talk?

I would give Maria until the start of the new tennis season. I say at the 2011 Australian Open. I think she deserves the off season to work on her game and get her head together.

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2007 not 2005

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Should Chris Evert write her an open letter?

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It's been almost 18 months since she's comeback from surgery. This is what Nike gets for signing Maria based on being tall and blonde over someone who has posted up better results. How's that investment paying off for you Nike? lol

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Should Chris Evert write her an open letter?
At this stage, it can only help!!!

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Re: If you were Nike, at what point would you give Maria one of your famous "pep talk

Serena's problem was mental, not sure that's the case with Maria. Serena's book said the "pep talk" was 2007 Australian.

Whitney Houston and her receipts:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...17447&page=324
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Re: If you were Nike, at what point would you give Maria one of your famous "pep talk

Yes, Serena's issue lack of focus on tennis and the motivation to do all the training required. A pep talk would do wonders in that situation.

Can't say for sure, but I think Maria is really feeling the pressure, and handling it badly. If that's the case, I'm not sure piling on more pressure is the way to go.

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I know, but I wonder what it was based on. Because it definitely wasn't based off of results..I wonder if she had looked like Tamerine Tanusagaren or Paula Suarez if she would have gotten such a big contract...

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I know, but I wonder what it was based on. Because it definitely wasn't based off of results..I wonder if she had looked like Tamerine Tanusagaren or Paula Suarez if she would have gotten such a big contract...
You know what is based on
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Sharapova is the next Kournikova, female version of David Beckham, you name it. Even after her retirement she'll earn more millions just for being there. Sorry to bring you the bad news, but that's reality written with a lot of $$$ all over it. The same goes for the current state of her game. Nobody gives a damn she didn't win a Slam for over two years now, she is marketing man's dream and since Caro isn't a Nike player, Maria's place is well secured.

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It's been almost 18 months since she's comeback from surgery. This is what Nike gets for signing Maria based on being tall and blonde over someone who has posted up better results. How's that investment paying off for you Nike? lol
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Maria is still getting Nike lots of attention and making her contract worth even if she's getting bad results at tennis
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How is being prejudiced paying off for YOU in life?
WTF are you talking about?

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Re: If you were Nike, at what point would you give Maria one of your famous "pep talk

If I were Nike, I'd get Joe Jackson to deliver one of his famous pep talks. Now he knows how to get results.
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WTF are you talking about?
What do you have against tall blond people?






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