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