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View Poll Results: Who Should Be Face of Adidas Stella McCartney
Wozniacki 8 7.92%
Kirilenko 22 21.78%
Kerber 11 10.89%
Ivanovic 30 29.70%
Petkovic 3 2.97%
Hantuchova 11 10.89%
Pennetta 1 0.99%
Pavlyuchenkova 2 1.98%
McHale 4 3.96%
A Radwanska 9 8.91%
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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 2012, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Is It Time For Adidas To Dump Karolina And Sign New Face For Stella McCartney?

a few years ago Adidas dumped Kirilenko for Wozniacki because they wanted more exposure for the Stella McCartney brand ... with Karolina now losing in 3R of slams and 1R of tournaments like Rome, I think it is around that time again for them to seek some more profit on their investment

here are their top options:

1) retain #9 Karolina and hope she finds her form

2) go back to #17 Kirilenko, who has been associated with the brand before and is now back in the top 20

3) switch to current Adidas signee #10 Kerber, who is a new star in the making and headed in the right direction within the SEWTA top 10 ... she is blonde too which seems like it may be a requirement

4) switch to current Adidas signee #14 Ivanovic, who is a slam winner, former #1, glamour girl with VIP status

5) switch to current Adidas signee #15 Petkovic, who has the best personality on SEWTA along with NaNa Li

6) switch to current Adidas signee #18 Hantuchova, the only problem is she may retire soon

7) switch to current Adidas signee #20 Pennetta, who has the propensity to choke in big tournaments

8) switch to current Adidas signee #25 Pavlyuchenkova

9) switch to current Adidas signee #36 McHale ... she is young and this may be the best way for Adidas to corner the US market

10) poach #3 Agnieszka Radwanska ... I think this may be an interesting option ... Lotto is probably not paying Aga that much so if Adidas wants a top 3 player who is always lifting trophies this may be the best

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Re: Is It Time For Adidas To Dump Karolina And Sign New Face For Stella McCartney?

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a few years ago Adidas dumped Kirilenko for Wozniacki because they wanted more exposure for the Stella McCartney brand ... with Karolina now losing in 3R of slams and 1R of tournaments like Rome, I think it is around that time again for them to seek some more profit on their investment

here are their top options:

1) retain #9 Karolina and hope she finds her form

2) go back to #17 Kirilenko, who has been associated with the brand before and is now back in the top 20

3) switch to current Adidas signee #10 Kerber, who is a new star in the making and headed in the right direction within the SEWTA top 10 ... she is blonde too which seems like it may be a requirement

4) switch to current Adidas signee #14 Ivanovic, who is a slam winner, former #1, glamour girl with VIP status

5) switch to current Adidas signee #15 Petkovic, who has the best personality on SEWTA along with NaNa Li

6) switch to current Adidas signee #18 Hantuchova, the only problem is she may retire soon

7) switch to current Adidas signee #20 Pennetta, who has the propensity to choke in big tournaments

8) switch to current Adidas signee #25 Pavlyuchenkova

9) switch to current Adidas signee #36 McHale ... she is young and this may be the best way for Adidas to corner the US market

10) poach #3 Agnieszka Radwanska ... I think this may be an interesting option ... Lotto is probably not paying Aga that much so if Adidas wants a top 3 player who is always lifting trophies this may be the best
Adidas should sign Fransexa on and give her Stella McCartney
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Re: Is It Time For Adidas To Dump Karolina And Sign New Face For Stella McCartney?

Oh fuck yes.
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Re: Is It Time For Adidas To Dump Karolina And Sign New Face For Stella McCartney?

Kirilenko.
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No, Caroline will still be a consistent top 10 player. They aren't guaranteed that with pretty much anyone else that they could switch to.
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Petkovic is more suitable, if you have to change.
Kerber is too BIG

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Re: Is It Time For Adidas To Dump Karolina And Sign New Face For Stella McCartney?

Domi or Ana

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Re: Is It Time For Adidas To Dump Karolina And Sign New Face For Stella McCartney?

I think Kiri would be particularly superb in Stella McCartney. VIP's a little too stocky (in the best possible sense)
but tbh her designs have been this year so w/e
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Domi or Ana
Isn't Caro ranked above these 2?
What would be the rationale?
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Isn't Caro ranked above these 2?
What would be the rationale?
I only think they will be decent alternatives but to be honest Adidas should just stay with Caro. Yeah she hasn't been as impressive this year BUT methinks she'll still win more matches than the other 2, AND she'll still top 10 so she'll get TV courts much often. And the whole point was exposure anyway.

But if they WILL drop Caro I think Caro or Domi would make good alternatives.

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Domi or Ana
Ana has made 1 Semifinal all year... that would be horrible exposure for Stella McCartney.

And Domi gets a big win and then disappears for 2 months. Also horrible exposure.

Caroline is the clear choice for now.
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I think Kiri would be particularly superb in Stella McCartney. VIP's a little too stocky (in the best possible sense)
but tbh her designs have been this year so w/e
Didn't already try Kiri in the past?

She does not stay in the tournament long enough to give long exposure and generate a buzz about the outfits.

That is the same problem with Ana and the rest.


It think it would be a mismatch, miscast for Stosur
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Re: Is It Time For Adidas To Dump Karolina And Sign New Face For Stella McCartney?

Publicity-wise Caro is the best choice right now but no one can look as good as Kiri in these outfits IMO Though I guess it also plays its role that the outfits used to be prettier and more original back when Kiri wore them. Stella McCartney is boring these days.

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