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BOMBSHELL: Sony Ericsson to end sponsorship of WTA tour

Don't know if it has been posted here before, but no more SEWTA in 2013:

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LONDON (AP)—Sony Ericsson is ending its sponsorship of the WTA tour at the end of the 2012 season.

Sony Ericsson became the title sponsor of the women's tennis tour in 2005 tour under a six-year, $88 million deal. Although the contract was extended through the end of 2012, the mobile phone company's name was dropped from the tour's title in 2011.

The WTA said in a statement Friday that "2012 will be the eighth and final year of the partnership. They have been a great partner and we will miss them.''

Sony Ericsson PR manager Graciela Pineda says "this was a strategic decision based on the evolution of the business and the brand.''

LM Ericsson announced in October it would sell its 50 percent stake in Sony Ericsson to Sony for $1.46 billion.
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So it's going from Sony Ericsson to Sony?

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Guess Sony Ericsson doesn´t love Wozniacki, Kvitova and Azarenka as much as the stars of the past.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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I heard Ringling Bros. will be the new sponsor.
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not surprised, cant think they are making money out of sponsoring a set of players barely anyone knows about. the wta really needs a new superstar and fast!

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it is a WASTE

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

No more SEWTA??????????????????


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Honestly, I thought we had heard this before.

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