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Serena and Puma finished!

I kno that serena's contract with puma is up in january, does anyone kno who she will sign with now ?
Perhaps nike?
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Serena should stay with PUMA
because it was unique
but with nike, or Adidas she would be one of fifthy

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I think too that she shall play in Puma. Most players wear thinks from nike and adidas. Puma only wear some players like serena, tatiana panova or anastasia myskina. Do you know other players which wear Puma?

I hope that she will not wear FILA. I love Jenny and Fila but serena in Fila? Terrible!!!
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I hope she will stay with Puma! Please Serena stay with Puma! They are my favourite brand and of course they are unique! I have not seen many players wearing Puma apart from Myskina and Serena. I wouldnt want her dressing the same as everyone else!
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Can Puma afford Serena? That's what you should be asking. If they can't come up with enough money then Serena should go with a brand that can afford her. She would be a total fool otherwise. She has no loyalty to Puma and Puma has no loyalty to Serena. She's the best in the world right now and she should go for a long-term contract in the $50-$100 million range. Since when does it matter what BRAND a player wears. The player wears the brand that pays them the most money. Whether Serena went with Nike, adidas or Fila, I have a feeling she would look good in everything she is asked to wear.
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I agree and disagree. Venus wore Reebok even when her contract had expired. That was loayalty. She could have worn anyone else to court that company but she did not.

Venus and Serena both stayed with their rakets even though the same thing had happened. I think Serena will give PUMA first dibs and I think they will give her what she deserves.

NIke treats its athletes like cattle I hope she wouldnt work for them.

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I agree and disagree. Venus wore Reebok even when her contract had expired. That was loayalty. She could have worn anyone else to court that company but she did not.
Reebok gave Venus the biggest contract any woman athlete had ever received to get her to re-sign with them. Do you really think she would have done that simply out of loyalty? She did it for the money and Reebok was evidently the highest bidder. The same with the racquet contract. Loyalty has nothing to do with it. There is no such thing as loyalty to a clothing or racquet company when you are a top player. That's why a player has an AGENT so he can deal with the potential endorsers and the player doesn't have to.

I'm not saying Serena won't re-sign with Puma, I simply ask if Puma had the money to re-sign her. If they don't then Serena will go elsewhere. Those are the facts.

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NIke treats its athletes like cattle I hope she wouldnt work for them.
I have no idea how Nike treats their athletes. I do know that they pay them well and that's all an athlete should care about.
All the athlete has to do is wear the clothes and maybe show up at a few events sponsored by Nike. In return they make a few bucks. How hard is that?

Andre Agassi has been with Nike for all of his career (17 years). They pay him MILLIONS. I can't imagine he would put up with being treated like "cattle" and Sampras went crawling back to Nike after leaving. Would he do that if he was being treated like "cattle"?
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Reebok gave Venus the biggest contract any woman athlete had ever received to get her to re-sign with them. Do you really think she would have done that simply out of loyalty?
A company respects and rewards those who have been loyal to them... So Of course part of it was because of her loyalty... She's been signed to them from the time she was a nobody at 12 years old , and wore their apparel even though her contract had expired... She only signed that massive contract AFTER she went on that 35 match winning streak (which included winning 2 slams, 2 olympic gold medals) in the summer of 2000--before that , there's was no guarantee that she would have received such a huge contract.

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I think that only Nike has the big bucks for Serena and that Serena's gonna drop Puma like a bad habit.

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I think Serena should sponsor herself and make her own clothes.

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I don't think Serena is done with Puma just yet. I think she'll sign them on again with probably the biggest contract, even bigger than Venus'.

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I think Serena should sponsor herself and make her own clothes.
I agree

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I don´ t think that Serena will drop Puma. I think she will stay loyal.
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Puma does not have the bucks for a "hot girl in hot pink"...

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Goodbye Puma and hello Nike! Can you say 50 mil?

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