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bobbynorwich
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Nike almost certainly has a clause in any athlete sponsorship contract that an athlete's embarrassing behavior can trigger its' cancellation. This US Open incident, followed by the "I'm the real #1" gaffe, has to cause concern for the Nike image tied to bad sportsmanship in Serena. Do you think Nike will take steps to cancel it?

Tennisstar86
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:03 PM
:haha: Nike end their contract with the women who endorses their highest selling items.... please....
We are in a recession... Nike Ain't stupi...

Libertango
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:04 PM
No way!

HippityHop
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Don't they still have a contract with Kobe Bryant even after he went breaking in the back door in Colorado?

Tennisstar86
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Don't they still have a contract with Kobe Bryant even after he went breaking in the back door in Colorado?

:haha: she gave him the key....

thegreendestiny
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Venus will be signed if they kicked Serena out.

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:09 PM
you wish. gosh you're miserable. i bet you've already called the DA's office too.

rockstar
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:12 PM
never!

Keegan
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:14 PM
She might've cussed out the lineswoman, but she looked damn good doing it! The fact is, the incident will be everywhere, and you know what else will be there? The dress she wore. The shoes she wore. Like they say, "Any publicity is good publicity"

tim2502
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:15 PM
stupid

BlameSerena
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:15 PM
I wish Serena would drop Nike, but they won't drop her. She's their most visible female commodity at the big events atm.

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:16 PM
No way! Serena didn't hit the woman, she didn't rape nobody, she didn't organize dog-fights, she didn't kill her husband, she didn't attack Kim with her racquet...

ED fan forever
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Please she could probably charge them more for her contract after this. Serena loves attention and today she's making headlines around the world. Nike will be delighted that photos of her wearing their attire are on the front pages of papers everywhere.

NewShoulderPlz.
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:17 PM
No. :weirdo:

cellophane
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Can you stop making :weirdo: threads please???? Serena cursed at a linesperson... it's not the end of the world.

Can we talk about something else now? Please?

slamchamp
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:19 PM
lol

Dodoboy.
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:35 PM
:haha:

And replace her with...

She looked GOOD this USO, championship winning GOOD! Stars were aligned, then that bitch called a foot-fault just when Serena was about to begin her comeback!

Leo_DFP
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:36 PM
:lol: Absolutely not.

Sir Stefwhit
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:01 PM
I'm surprised the thread starter is American because you should know following other sports in our country that this incident isn't any different than the countless others who've been ejected from basketball games, baseball games, and hockey games. All those athletes sporting the swoosh (Nike) have never had to worry about being kicked out of a game and losing their contracts- so why should Serena??

Kipling
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:04 PM
I'm surprised the thread starter is American because you should know following other sports in our country that this incident isn't any different than the countless others who've been ejected from basketball games, baseball games, and hockey games. All those athletes sporting the swoosh (Nike) have never had to worry about being kicked out of a game and losing their contracts- so why should Serena??

"Michael Phelps"

Noctis
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Nike to some people 'Are you Serious? I didn't say I Cancel the contract?'

nfl46
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:13 PM
HECKKKKKKKKK NO, they won't! Its not like she hit the lady with her racket or something!!

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:14 PM
No way! Serena didn't hit the woman, she didn't rape nobody, she didn't organize dog-fights, she didn't kill her husband, she didn't attack Kim with her racquet...

I'm surprised the thread starter is American because you should know following other sports in our country that this incident isn't any different than the countless others who've been ejected from basketball games, baseball games, and hockey games. All those athletes sporting the swoosh (Nike) have never had to worry about being kicked out of a game and losing their contracts- so why should Serena??

i mentioned this in another thread. they stood by Kobe Bryant,Mike Vick even after he was indicted. they dropped him only after massive pressure. they even paid Tonya Harding's legal fees even. And let's not forget the countless others that have been arrested for drunk driving, spousal abuse, etc.

BlameSerena
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Funny that Serena has her own "Are you serious" moment now. Raise your hand if you think it would have happened before now?


:wavey:.

SharapovaFTW
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Nike probably not, but I would expect Serena to lose some of her smaller sponsors/endorsement deals. Of course. And for those of you who don't agree look at Michael Phelps and what happened to him for a simple photo holding a bong. Tons of people dropped him, so no it really isn't that far fetched.

Tennisstar86
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:20 PM
"Michael Phelps"

Doing drugs is not the same as saying the F-bomb...

Serena Williams is also not michael Phelps... His image was the golden child good boy do nothing wrong... His endorsements were based off that. Serena has never been in the media as a "saint"

Donny
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Nike probably not, but I would expect Serena to lose some of her smaller sponsors/endorsement deals. Of course. And for those of you who don't agree look at Michael Phelps and what happened to him for a simple photo holding a bong. Tons of people dropped him, so no it really isn't that far fetched.

Yes, breaking the law is comparable to cussing out a linesperson.

Nice to see logic is not lost on posters here.

RFSTB
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Is she even with Nike anymore? When did she resign?

I seriously doubt it'll get cancelled. They've had much much worse behaving athletes on their payroll, including Kobe Bryant who was accused of rape.

Tennisstar86
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Is she even with Nike anymore? When did she resign?

I seriously doubt it'll get cancelled. They've had much much worse behaving athletes on their payroll, including Kobe Bryant who was accused of rape.

:secret: generally......unless its bartoli.... players wearing Nike on court are sponsored by them....

drake3781
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Apparently a lot of people think this is no big deal, and in that case, Nike will surf at the level of public opinion.

IMO this behavior is well below the level of acceptable, and it is really shocking how many people are excusing it away.

I do think it will have a longer term effect - future offers will be both smaller and fewer.

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Well Nike did make a shirt that said "You can't spell dynasty without nasty".
She did get a bit nasty after all. :lol:

If Nike cancels Serena's contract, the likely thing that will happen:
1) Puma picking her back up regardless of their lack of tennis wear in the last 7 years.
2) She starts wearing Vee's sporting line.
3) She brings out her own sporting line.

I don't think Nike wants any of those things to happen because honestly Sharapova can't hold her own with Nike.
I could easily see a lot of up and comers making either of those 3 ideas their second choice when it comes to tenniswear if Serena went that way.
Adidas right now has the upper hand with their development system but if Serena even DARED to go over to what I consider the trendy side, Nike years in tenniswear for women is over.

matty
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:40 PM
Nike almost certainly has a clause in any athlete sponsorship contract that an athlete's embarrassing behavior can trigger its' cancellation. This US Open incident, followed by the "I'm the real #1" gaffe, has to cause concern for the Nike image tied to bad sportsmanship in Serena. Do you think Nike will take steps to cancel it?

So what's with your avatar--are you a righty? It figures, with your lame thread.

Tennisstar86
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Apparently a lot of people think this is no big deal, and in that case, Nike will surf at the level of public opinion.

IMO this behavior is well below the level of acceptable, and it is really shocking how many people are excusing it away.

I do think it will have a longer term effect - future offers will be both smaller and fewer.

Ah, the haters.... You DO know Serena owns part of Miami now... (Venus was wearing a visor last night) Serena has made more money than any of female athlete.... Serena and her bank account are not losing sleep over this one....

Kiriber
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:45 PM
:lol:

She's one of their biggest stars in any sports in the US. She gets them to much $$.

sasha&tennis
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:52 PM
:spit:Nike does not have the same poor judgment that the lines woman has. They know that would be beyond dumb of them to do.

bobbynorwich
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:31 PM
She might've cussed out the lineswoman, but she looked damn good doing it! The fact is, the incident will be everywhere, and you know what else will be there? The dress she wore. The shoes she wore.

Seriously, who in their right mind would wear the dress so tarnished by this incident?

Venus would be a great representative of Nike, but doubt she'd take it if they drop her sister.

youizahoe
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Nike will get worldwide attention now, they will probably bonus her for it. And dumb ass, Nike wouldn't break a contract, it was recently renewed and it would cost them more to break it than keep it.

Donny
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Apparently a lot of people think this is no big deal, and in that case, Nike will surf at the level of public opinion.

IMO this behavior is well below the level of acceptable, and it is really shocking how many people are excusing it away.

I do think it will have a longer term effect - future offers will be both smaller and fewer.

ROFL. Like Kobe, right?

People here have no concept of the sports business.

RFSTB
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Apparently a lot of people think this is no big deal, and in that case, Nike will surf at the level of public opinion.

IMO this behavior is well below the level of acceptable, and it is really shocking how many people are excusing it away.

I do think it will have a longer term effect - future offers will be both smaller and fewer.

I'm not saying what Serena did was fine and dandy, I'm saying Nike has low standards when it comes to behaviors. For them it's all about money. As long as her name still sells, they'll keep her. Unfortunately for Serena, I think people tolerate this kind of behavior better for male athletes vs. female. But then most people have a short memory. So it might not hurt her much in the end, especially if she apologizes.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:38 PM
bobbynorwich crawls out of his hole yet is still talking out of his arse! :rolls:

matty
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:40 PM
"Michael Phelps"

It's illiegal to smoke dope--it's not illegal to yell at a linesperson.

Kenny
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:41 PM
Is the sky going to fall too?!?!

RFSTB
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:43 PM
OTOH, if Caroline Wozniacki wins tonight, it could be bye-bye Serena. They won't use this as an excuse, they'll just sign Caroline and let Serena's contract run out.

Tennisstar86
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:50 PM
OTOH, if Caroline Wozniacki wins tonight, it could be bye-bye Serena. They won't use this as an excuse, they'll just sign Caroline and let Serena's contract run out.

:lol::lol::haha: Serena Williams outfit brnig in more money than ANYONES even Maria..... Caroline will not get signed...It would be the dumbest move EVER for the company... These people are about making money....

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:58 PM
:lol::lol::haha: Serena Williams outfit brnig in more money than ANYONES even Maria..... Caroline will not get signed...It would be the dumbest move EVER for the company... These people are about making money....

I just saw Serena's Nikewomen commercial on ESPN II.
Now when Chris Brown was accused of domestic violence his Doublemint Spearmint commercials were immediately taken off of the air.

This is the FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN THAT COMMERCIAL.
Serena is no doubt the face of women for Nike.

PS. She looks absolutely fabulous in the commercial.

Olórin
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:01 PM
LOL, no.

Donny
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:02 PM
I just saw Serena's Nikewomen commercial on ESPN II.
Now when Chris Brown was accused of domestic violence his Doublemint Spearmint commercials were immediately taken off of the air.

This is the FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN THAT COMMERCIAL.
Serena is no doubt the face of women for Nike.

PS. She looks absolutely fabulous in the commercial.

3-uzloetcmg
Fabulous is an understatement imo.

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:11 PM
3-uzloetcmg
Fabulous is an understatement imo.

You're right. There are no words that can compare to the beauty I just saw.

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Nike almost certainly has a clause in any athlete sponsorship contract that an athlete's embarrassing behavior can trigger its' cancellation. This US Open incident, followed by the "I'm the real #1" gaffe, has to cause concern for the Nike image tied to bad sportsmanship in Serena. Do you think Nike will take steps to cancel it?

No. :rolleyes: Did any of the other players who've displayed worse behaviour on court get their clothing contracts cancelled. Please stop blowing this out of proportion to other incidents. :rolleyes:

God, the haters on this board are ridiculous.

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Can you stop making :weirdo: threads please???? Serena cursed at a linesperson... it's not the end of the world.

Can we talk about something else now? Please?

Thank you. :worship:

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:15 PM
I'm surprised the thread starter is American because you should know following other sports in our country that this incident isn't any different than the countless others who've been ejected from basketball games, baseball games, and hockey games. All those athletes sporting the swoosh (Nike) have never had to worry about being kicked out of a game and losing their contracts- so why should Serena??

Because the OP is a Serena hater and wants this to last as long as possible and get as much out of it as he can. :rolleyes:

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Nike probably not, but I would expect Serena to lose some of her smaller sponsors/endorsement deals. Of course. And for those of you who don't agree look at Michael Phelps and what happened to him for a simple photo holding a bong. Tons of people dropped him, so no it really isn't that far fetched.

She cussed a linesperson out. No different from any other player who's done it before. She wasn't smoking crack on court. :rolleyes:

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:19 PM
Apparently a lot of people think this is no big deal, and in that case, Nike will surf at the level of public opinion.

IMO this behavior is well below the level of acceptable, and it is really shocking how many people are excusing it away.

I do think it will have a longer term effect - future offers will be both smaller and fewer.

Aren't you the one who predicted that Obama would lose the general election when he was nominated by his party. :lol:

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Seriously, who in their right mind would wear the dress so tarnished by this incident?

Venus would be a great representative of Nike, but doubt she'd take it if they drop her sister.

:haha: You're beyond hope.

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:21 PM
ROFL. Like Kobe, right?

People here have no concept of the sports business.

That combined with wishful thinking. :lol:

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:22 PM
I just saw Serena's Nikewomen commercial on ESPN II.Now when Chris Brown was accused of domestic violence his Doublemint Spearmint commercials were immediately taken off of the air.

This is the FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN THAT COMMERCIAL.
Serena is no doubt the face of women for Nike.

PS. She looks absolutely fabulous in the commercial.

Damn, I wish I had seen it.

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:24 PM
3-uzloetcmg
Fabulous is an understatement imo.

Serving it up deliciously. :lol: Thanks Donny.

Olórin
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Denise just shut this thread down :haha:
Shame it existed in the first place...but some people are silly...

bobbynorwich
Sep 13th, 2009, 11:28 PM
The reality is every corporate sponsorship can terminate a contract "for cause" and it depends on what the contract defines as "cause." It is possible that a suspension or aggravated unsportsmanship ruling could constitute cause --- it all depends on the contract. Regardless, no sponsor likes to see its athlete booed off the court by the home crowd, especially stemming from an incident sure to be infamous.

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 13th, 2009, 11:36 PM
The reality is every corporate sponsorship can terminate a contract "for cause" and it depends on what the contract defines as "cause." It is possible that a suspension or aggravated unsportsmanship ruling could constitute cause --- it all depends on the contract. Regardless, no sponsor likes to see its athlete booed off the court by the home crowd, especially stemming from an incident sure to be infamous.

Reality:
1) She'll be the number one ranked player at the end of the year.
2) She has her own clothing line that could give Nike competition if she ever wanted to go that route.
3) You weren't there so you have no idea what the home crowd was booing for.

SharapovaFTW
Sep 14th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Reality:
1) She'll be the number one ranked player at the end of the year.
2) She has her own clothing line that could give Nike competition if she ever wanted to go that route.
3) You weren't there so you have no idea what the home crowd was booing for.

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::l

Denise4925
Sep 14th, 2009, 04:49 AM
The reality is every corporate sponsorship can terminate a contract "for cause" and it depends on what the contract defines as "cause." It is possible that a suspension or aggravated unsportsmanship ruling could constitute cause --- it all depends on the contract. Regardless, no sponsor likes to see its athlete booed off the court by the home crowd, especially stemming from an incident sure to be infamous.

What makes you think the crowd was booing her?

Denise4925
Sep 14th, 2009, 04:50 AM
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::l

What happened to your racist thread about a "Calling a spade a spade"?

rjd1111
Sep 14th, 2009, 04:58 AM
Not if they don't want lose a lot of money

thegreendestiny
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:06 AM
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a1a3jQhk5BNA
She's already losing it... :help:

Donny
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:10 AM
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a1a3jQhk5BNA
She's already losing it... :help:

"Dealers said they didn’t believe the semifinal altercation following a foot-fault call on Williams’s serve was linked to the non-sale. Neiman pictures of Martina Navratilova and Arthur Ashe also received no bids. "

SharapovaFTW
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:12 AM
What happened to your racist thread about a "Calling a spade a spade"?

Wasn't racist, but someone thought it was I assume. Figured it would get taken that way. Sometimes the truth gets censored and can't be handled, no worries. If I'm black though how can it be racist? Hmmmmm, please tell me I would love to know. OOPS!

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:13 AM
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a1a3jQhk5BNA
She's already losing it... :help:

stop being ridiculous. did you even read the article? :rolleyes:

Denise4925
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:31 AM
Wasn't racist, but someone thought it was I assume. Figured it would get taken that way. Sometimes the truth gets censored and can't be handled, no worries. If I'm black though how can it be racist? Hmmmmm, please tell me I would love to know. OOPS!

Oh, I don't know...self-hating? OOPS!

Denise4925
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:33 AM
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a1a3jQhk5BNA
She's already losing it... :help:

Neiman pictures of Martina Navratilova and Arthur Ashe also received no bids.
:rolleyes:

DOUBLEFIST
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:35 AM
Oh, I don't know...self-hating? OOPS!

:lol:

IF he's black, it would certainly be that or "false consciousness" or any number of social/cultural schisms. :shrug:

Denise4925
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:40 AM
:lol:

IF he's black, it would certainly be that or "false consciousness" or any number of social/cultural schisms. :shrug:

Something is obviously wrong.

youizahoe
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:43 AM
The reality is every corporate sponsorship can terminate a contract "for cause" and it depends on what the contract defines as "cause." It is possible that a suspension or aggravated unsportsmanship ruling could constitute cause --- it all depends on the contract. Regardless, no sponsor likes to see its athlete booed off the court by the home crowd, especially stemming from an incident sure to be infamous.

They can't. Those contracts are so well sealed in favor of both parties, that the only way of getting out of it, would be a huge fine, and that could be max 3 x the amount of the contract value / remainings contract years...

darrinbaker00
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:43 AM
Will Nike cancel Serena's contract? Unless they want to get sued and end up paying more in legal fees than Serena's contract is currently worth, no. Will Nike renew Serena's contract when it expires? I don't think so, nor do I think they'll renew Maria Sharapova's contract when it expires. If one person buys either of Maria's US Open dresses, I'll be shocked.

Denise4925
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:44 AM
Oh and to those who think Serena will lose her Nike contract, she appeared, looking gorgeous I might add, on the MTV Video Music Awards show. If she was such a pariah, they would have cancelled that. So, she's still a sought after commodity. She commented about the lines call in her introduction of Pink. :lol:

HeninFan_2008
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:45 AM
'Ree is an embarrassment to Nike. In fact I'm embarrassed that Roger Federer has to share the same endorser as 'Ree.

Denise4925
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:46 AM
Will Nike cancel Serena's contract? Unless they want to get sued and end up paying more in legal fees than Serena's contract is currently worth, no. Will Nike renew Serena's contract when it expires? I don't think so, nor do I think they'll renew Maria Sharapova's contract when it expires. If one person buys either of Maria's US Open dresses, I'll be shocked.

Get real. :rolleyes: She's No. 2 in the world, holding two GS titles.

youizahoe
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:47 AM
'Ree is an embarrassment to Nike. In fact I'm embarrassed that Roger Federer has to share the same endorser as 'Ree.

:rolls: I bet Adidas realised the same thing just after the 2003 RG SF.

Denise4925
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:47 AM
'Ree is an embarrassment to Nike. In fact I'm embarrassed that Roger Federer has to share the same endorser as 'Ree.

:lol: Wow, these haters are over the top.

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:05 AM
Will Nike cancel Serena's contract? Unless they want to get sued and end up paying more in legal fees than Serena's contract is currently worth, no. Will Nike renew Serena's contract when it expires? I don't think so, nor do I think they'll renew Maria Sharapova's contract when it expires. If one person buys either of Maria's US Open dresses, I'll be shocked.

interesting. why do you say this?

also does anyone know the financial terms of serena's contract?

darrinbaker00
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:18 AM
interesting. why do you say this?

also does anyone know the financial terms of serena's contract?
Olivia, Nike doesn't pay their endorsers millions of dollars for the fun of it; they pay them millions of dollars to get people like you and me to buy the shoes and clothes they wear. I see people wearing LeBron James' stuff. I see people wearing Tiger Woods' stuff. The only Nike women's tennis gear I see people wearing are the generic stuff that Azarenka and Bartoli wear. I don't think Nike is making their money back with Serena and Sharapova, and I blame poor marketing.

Denise4925
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:24 AM
Olivia, Nike doesn't pay their endorsers millions of dollars for the fun of it; they pay them millions of dollars to get people like you and me to buy the shoes and clothes they wear. I see people wearing LeBron James' stuff. I see people wearing Tiger Woods' stuff. The only Nike women's tennis gear I see people wearing are the generic stuff that Azarenka and Bartoli wear. I don't think Nike is making their money back with Serena and Sharapova, and I blame poor marketing.

You've been saying the same thing since she got her 5 year contract with a three year option with Nike on Dec. 18, 2003. So obviously, they've opted to renew it and they will renew it again if that's the reason.

Dunlop1
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:44 AM
Olivia, Nike doesn't pay their endorsers millions of dollars for the fun of it; they pay them millions of dollars to get people like you and me to buy the shoes and clothes they wear. I see people wearing LeBron James' stuff. I see people wearing Tiger Woods' stuff. The only Nike women's tennis gear I see people wearing are the generic stuff that Azarenka and Bartoli wear. I don't think Nike is making their money back with Serena and Sharapova, and I blame poor marketing.

I have seen many juniors wearing Maria Sharapova's outfits.
I've only ever seen one junior wear Serena's clothes and that was when I was teaching in a summer tennis camp 2 yrs ago.

darrinbaker00
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:47 AM
I have seen many juniors wearing Maria Sharapova's outfits.
I've only ever seen one junior wear Serena's clothes and that was when I was teaching in a summer tennis camp 2 yrs ago.
Where?

Dunlop1
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Where?

Houston TX.
At Westside tennis club I have seen juniors wearing sharapova's outfits.
I've seen them for sale too at tennis express. I don't know how well they sell though. This is just my anecdotal experience.

I haven't seen any grown women wearing any outfits I see on tv.

Rafito.
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:50 AM
Haha, They wont but I hope they do. Then she will learn her lesson.

faboozadoo15
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:55 AM
Absolutely not. They might even be loving the press, or they might wish she hadn't done what she did. At the end of the day it's not like she DID physically abuse anyone. She certainly didn't do anything drastic enough to be dropped by an athletic company.

skanky~skanketta
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:56 AM
No chance. Due to the number of replays showing the foot fault, everyone got to see her fabulous tennis shoes over and over again. Now THAT'S publicity.

In The Zone
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:56 AM
Haha, They wont but I hope they do. Then she will learn her lesson.

You don't think she learned her lesson? She lost her US Open semifinal because of her actions.

darrinbaker00
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:58 AM
Houston TX.
At Westside tennis club I have seen juniors wearing sharapova's outfits.
I stand corrected. Thank you.
I've seen them for sale too at tennis express. I don't know how well they sell though. This is just my anecdotal experience.
Strangely enough, the only women's tennis clothes they have on the shelves at Niketown San Francisco are the generic tops and bottoms. They have Serena's shoes (Air Max Mirabella) on display, but not her outfits, and NOTHING that Sharapova wears. That's what I meant by poor marketing.
I haven't seen any grown women wearing any outfits I see on tv.
Where I live, Adidas has the club-level female market cornered.

faboozadoo15
Sep 14th, 2009, 07:19 AM
Nike doesn't pay Serena and Maria millions of dollars to sell tennis dresses. They don't sponsor track stars to sell track suits either. They just always want to be on top. People see Serena win a major and get a pair of cross trainers and a pack of nike socks that week. That's how it works...

Denise4925
Sep 14th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Haha, They wont but I hope they do. Then she will learn her lesson.

When do you think Vika will learn hers?

Sam L
Sep 14th, 2009, 07:37 AM
Nike almost certainly has a clause in any athlete sponsorship contract that an athlete's embarrassing behavior can trigger its' cancellation. This US Open incident, followed by the "I'm the real #1" gaffe, has to cause concern for the Nike image tied to bad sportsmanship in Serena. Do you think Nike will take steps to cancel it?
LMFAO!! :haha:

Keep dreaming bobby, keep dreaming.

dustgistoy
Sep 14th, 2009, 07:53 AM
No.

Talula
Sep 14th, 2009, 07:56 AM
There's a difference between should and will. Just like Kate Moss profitted from her behaviour I have a feeling it is the sign of the times that Serena will be unaffected by the events - and that people don't even see anything wrong in it.

DOUBLEFIST
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:54 PM
No chance. Due to the number of replays showing the foot fault, everyone got to see her fabulous tennis shoes over and over again. Now THAT'S publicity.
:lol:
I stand corrected. Thank you.

Strangely enough, the only women's tennis clothes they have on the shelves at Niketown San Francisco are the generic tops and bottoms. They have Serena's shoes (Air Max Mirabella) on display, but not her outfits...

It's San Francisco.

Try Oakland. ;)

Lulu.
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:55 PM
Of course not. :rolleyes:

trufanjay
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:01 PM
:rolleyes:

bessylala
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:29 PM
It's impossible.

heartBREAKeRS
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:32 PM
No!

mdterp01
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:35 PM
:rolleyes: FAIL!!! Umm...no they won't cancel her contract. Its not like Serena has a pattern of this. She's had one horrible indescretion in which she should be fined and criticized, but she's never gone off like this before. Stop trippin.

kiwifan
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Actually Serena is about to win another Slam so they might have to pay her even more. :devil:

:nerner:

The Witch-king
Feb 7th, 2010, 01:23 PM
Nike almost certainly has a clause in any athlete sponsorship contract that an athlete's embarrassing behavior can trigger its' cancellation. This US Open incident, followed by the "I'm the real #1" gaffe, has to cause concern for the Nike image tied to bad sportsmanship in Serena. Do you think Nike will take steps to cancel it?

:haha: what ever happened to this guy?

young_gunner913
Feb 7th, 2010, 01:28 PM
:haha: what ever happened to this guy?

he offed himself after the AO final.

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 7th, 2010, 01:31 PM
:lol: sheep :lol:

BlameSerena
Feb 7th, 2010, 01:39 PM
:haha: what ever happened to this guy?

You know how it is after your fave loses (or in his case when someone you hate wins). :lol: He's taking a looong break, but he'll be back when/if (;)) Serena loses again.:lol:

hotandspicey
Feb 7th, 2010, 02:04 PM
:haha: what ever happened to this guy?
He couldn't handle the truth. :haha:

HRHoliviasmith
Feb 7th, 2010, 04:13 PM
Actually Serena is about to win another Slam so they might have to pay her even more. :devil:

:nerner:

psychic (sp) :eek:

Arnian
Feb 7th, 2010, 04:29 PM
Wow, this thread is a joke :haha:

I thought we were past the us open incident now

mapaliey
Feb 7th, 2010, 04:33 PM
yeah since serena win double grand slam title.....

Human Nature
Feb 7th, 2010, 04:34 PM
So did serena lose her contract with Nike or even smaller sponsors..?

PlayByPlay
Feb 7th, 2010, 06:16 PM
I don't think NIKE canceled her contract judging by the few outfits she has been wearing at matches or may be I am mistaken.

BlameSerena
Feb 7th, 2010, 06:24 PM
:rolls: no she's definitely still with nike...and they are still pimping her on their website.
she's not the golden child, but she's still making good money, so :shrug: