View Full Version : Casey Dellacqua's sponsor

Jan 9th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Umm... how on earth did she go from Nike to


Jan 9th, 2009, 06:56 PM
I dont think she had a sponsor last year at the Aussie Open and she said something about buying her gear at target and that lead to them offering her a sponsorship. I think, I could have some facts wrong but I think thats right.

Jan 9th, 2009, 07:14 PM
yeah I think she wore Nike clothes but wasn't really sponsored by them. So any sponsor that pays her money is better than wearing Nike for free.

Jan 9th, 2009, 09:30 PM
She really wears target?
Thats nice.
She shows that you can be sucessful in regular clothing.

Jan 9th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Target in Australia don't make tennis clothes but whoever is clothing Casey did a good job at the Hopman cup. I don't think it was nike either as they have a no patch clause in contracts and the swoosh was missing. :)

Jan 9th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Yeah, she spoke of struggling on the ITF tour last year when she made the 4th round at the Aussie Open. Mentioned that she had to buy all her clothes at Target and then Target sponsored her. She is all over the Target magazines now and has to have their logo on her clothes(not sure if they are Target clothes or not) but they do look pretty nice.

Jan 9th, 2009, 10:14 PM
any pics?

Jan 9th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Why would anyone want their clothes on that?!

So Disrespectful
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:10 AM

Jan 10th, 2009, 12:12 AM
Find it a bit surprising no-one snapped her up after her fairly decent efforts in the 2007 Aus Open, I just assumed she already had a sponsor by 2008!

Jan 10th, 2009, 12:53 AM
She's left handed?
But the first outfit is very nice.
Target is a multi-billion dollar industry
Nonthing is wrong with being sponsored by a superstore.
Atl east she has a sponsor and is not a la bartoli.

Jan 10th, 2009, 01:01 AM
I think some people in this forum (not this thread) have no idea how expensive it can be to play professional tennis--after you pay for coach, taxes, etc. you barely break even in the top 100

Jan 10th, 2009, 01:02 AM
Yeah she is a lefty

Jan 10th, 2009, 02:44 AM
Target in Australia don't make tennis clothes but whoever is clothing Casey did a good job at the Hopman cup. I don't think it was nike either as they have a no patch clause in contracts and the swoosh was missing. :)
She was wearing Target clothes. Yeah, she was buying clothes at Target after beating Mauresmo and did a big photoshoot and stuff so they decided to sponsor her :unsure: I think they might do some sort of custom thing for her :unsure: I thought some of the Nike stuff she wore at first had been given to her by Target :lol:

Jan 10th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Where have you guys been? Casey was not sponsored by Nike, she stated after she beat Mauresmo that Target offered to sponser her, because one of the stories of the 2008 Austrailian open was that she was a regular joe who bought her clothes from target.

Jan 10th, 2009, 02:57 AM
it doesnt look too bad surprisingly...

Jan 10th, 2009, 04:23 AM
it doesnt look too bad surprisingly...

whats that mean? you too good for target? lol

Jan 10th, 2009, 05:33 AM
the targets in Australia have no relation to the Targets in the US, which doesn't make sense to me:


Jan 10th, 2009, 06:14 AM
what's the difference?

Jan 10th, 2009, 03:49 PM
what's the difference?

this is what wikipedia said:

Target Australia Pty Ltd is an Australian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia) department store chain owned by Wesfarmers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesfarmers) (formerly by Coles Group (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coles_Group)). It operates 268 stores [1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_Australia#cite_note-0) with its head office located in North Geelong, Victoria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Geelong,_Victoria). It sells clothing, cosmetics, toys, homewares, electrical and electronics goods. Rights to the Target logo and name were granted to Myer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myer) Emporium Ltd. (now Coles Group (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coles_Group)), by the Dayton Hudson Corporation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_Corporation) (now known as Target Corporation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_Corporation)).[citation needed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)] The Target logo in Australia differs from the U.S. version by the different font, use of lower case letters and the addition of a full stop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_stop).

they're not owned by the same corporation. if Target Australia was the same as the Targets in the US they would be run by Target Corporation, not wesfarmers. sounds like Target Australia stores are similar though, they sell the same stuff.