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Serena's new NIKE contract

I just heard that Serena just signed with Nike for a huge contract... I knew this was in the works but didn't know whether it had been announced..
can anyone confirm?? details??
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Yeah they mentioned it on SportsCenter this morning that she's about to sign a 5 year-$50 million deal. I didn't see anything further.
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Holy cow, I hope Nike puts a good ad campaign out there like Reebok did for Venus. I can't wait to see.

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Yeah they mentioned it on SportsCenter this morning that she's about to sign a 5 year-$50 million deal. I didn't see anything further.
Thanks, that is what my husband said, but I wasn't sure he had it right, because there is nothing on ESPN or CNNSI about it..
anyway, I guess an official press release will be coming soon. I assume its the biggest contract ever for a female athlete - topping Venus' which had previously held that mark...
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That is great news!
Now VENUS will have to get a $70 mill deal.

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Nike? Seems like an odd fit to me. ( you have to figure she'd be able to get a monster of a deal out of anybody)

Could be interesting with that meshy stuff they do, though

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Maybe she will inspire them to create better clothes and get rid of the friggin tablecloth material of last year. So far I am NOT impressed with this year's clothing choices, either.

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Griff - Nike always has the biggest athletes and the biggest deals.

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This amazing seeing how the big shoe compaines were supposed to cut back on these big deals.

Congratualtions to Serena!!!!!!!

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Nike sucks.

I pray Serena gets her own line because the nike tennis line is so so bad its scary. Not only do the players where the same outfit but they look cheap and out of date.

Serena demand your won line!
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T, they didn't get Venus

I don't have a problem with Nike (I love their stuff on Momo for the most part). She's a unique person with a very individualized sense of fashion, and I just think she'd stand out a little more with Puma.

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Heh, imagine Serena in a pink dress like Mary Pierce..

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Grif - Nike, unwisely, did not go after VENUS as a 12 year old and when that contract was out, they were so deep up Tiger's butt that they neglected to sign her and she remained loyal to them after her 2000 run.

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Oh griff, first no more shorts, then the Bert & Ernie shirt, then that awful peach number with the glaring red splotch on it, and finally, on to the tablecloth?!!!

Please PLEASE reconsider. We just got lucky with Amelie's (white/blue/light blue) design this year.

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